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The only solution on the table if you are feeling stuck

People feel stuck in their:

  • Own body: illness, being overweight
  • Mind: bad thinking patterns
  • Key relationships: boss, coworkers, spouse, family, social groups
  • In a job or career
  • In money-related things, or even in negative market trends
  • In constant unhappiness
  • In a lack of creativity or intellectual stimulation or a lack of hope or having no direction in life and similar.

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Feeling stuck

It’s a mixture of feeling paralyzed, depressed, overwhelmed, hopeless, being in doubt about the future and many other similar negative feelings.

You usually get stuck after making a series of bad decisions. You may feel like you are stuck in a relationship, in a job or in life in general.

People feel stuck in their:

  • Own body: illness, being overweight
  • Mind: bad thinking patterns
  • Key relationships: boss, coworkers, spouse, family, social groups
  • In a job or career
  • In money-related things, or even in negative market trends
  • In constant unhappiness
  • In a lack of creativity or intellectual stimulation or a lack of hope or having no direction in life and similar.

You are not really stuck

You can’t be really stuck, because everything is moving and going forward, and so are you. You are only spending your time, energy and other resources wrong. 

And it’s more than obvious that doing the same things and expecting a different result is crazy. 

Recognize the 'benefits'

There are certain benefits to being stuck you are enjoying. They can be enjoying the comfort zone, emotional security, financial security, being used to people and things, and so on.

The pain of being stuck is usually smaller than the pain of freeing yourself and doing something about it.

Don't wait too long

Kill the monster when it’s still small. 

Most people wait until the pain of being stuck becomes much bigger than doing something, just anything. And by then it’s usually far too late to constructively solve a problem without severe damage.

The first steps

When somebody feels stuck, the moment they start doing a small new task they haven’t been doing before to change their situation, a big burden lifts off their shoulders.

The first step is the hardest but when you do it, a whole new world opens up to you.

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Stress and motivation

Used effectively, stress can motivate us to accomplish more than we had imagined possible. Stress can jolt us to reach our potential. Without stress, we’d feel rudderless and without purpose.

Not all stress is bad for you
  • “Good stress”: which psychologists refer to as “eustress,” is the stress we feel when we’re excited about something.
  • Acute stress: when something surprises us or catches us off guard. Acute stress is the body’s response to ensure you react and take measures to deal with the unexpected situation. It has no lasting negative effects if we deal with it quickly and move on.
Build your resilience

Resilience is how we deal with stress effectively so we “bounce back” after a difficult time.

As we deal with issues that cause tension and strain, we learn to face adversity, deal with significant issues and overcome problems. We learn how to formulate realistic plans and carry them out.

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Start with a clean plate

We have to take a step back on a regular basis and reevaluate what we have on our plate and why. 

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Learn to say NO

Saying yes to everything puts you on the fast track to being miserable. Sometimes you have to set clear boundaries.

The alternative is that you’re going to do a half-hearted, poor job at each task, be stressed beyond belief, and feel like you’re stuck in an endless cycle of failure and frustration.  

Focus on 3 things every day
  • Wake up every morning and figure out what the most important 3 things are for the day, and cut out the rest. 
  • Address your other obligations right then and there, and tell the associated people that your plate is full. 
  • Instead of task-switching, give each task some allotted time.

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