According to Jordan Brown (2020), people feel stuck in place. They don’t think they can make forward momentum in their lives.
It’s a tough position to be in. It can feel all-consuming, a heavy feeling that wraps around you like a wet blanket.
There are many reasons why you might be feeling stuck or feeling trapped in life.
And there are also potential solutions.
Thoughts create your situation. They frame how you see the world. They are, in fact, the foundation of your current paradigm.
But you won't be able to move forward unless you stop thinking thoughts like, "I feel stuck in life. I feel trapped in my life. I'm stuck."
1. Realize that you are the one who created these thoughts, and you can be the one to create new thoughts
If you start thinking about possibilities, might you start to see possibilities?
2. Talk to someone who you see as NOT stuck.
What do they think that you don’t? How did they create so many opportunities in their life?
3. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself
If you’re tired and dehydrated, it’s only natural to think negative thoughts and begin to feel so lost in life. The body and the mind are related, and your brain will pull from your physical state to think thoughts that it feels relate to your physical feelings.
Suggestions for self-care:
- Take a break from technology or social media
- Make a gratitude list
- Go to bed earlier
- Take a mental health day
This post is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered therapy. This blog is only for informational and educational purposes and should not be considered therapy or any form of treatment. We are not able to respond to specific questions or comments about personal situations, appropriate diagnosis or treatment, or otherwise provide any clinical opinions. If you think you need immediate assistance, call your local doctor/psychologist or psychiatrist or the SADAG Mental Health Line on 011 234 4837. If necessary, please phone the Suicide Crisis Line on 0800 567 567 or sms 31393.