Let's face it... we all have times when we feel stuck. Whether it's with our routine, our daily work responsibilities or those whom we associate with.
Ever feel like you need a change?
Ever feel like the sun is shining and all seems a smooth sail, but why do you feel so miserable?
Ever feel like your day consists of: get up in the morning...go to work....do your job....go home... have dinner...wait for bed.... get up the next day....do it again.
You may need a little boost to help you get unstuck. You are not alone. Others feel the same way.
Why don't we share these thoughts? The truth is, most of the time we can't even identify them. They just are... without our awareness. They only come in to our awareness when they've been there for a lengthy enough time that we realize we need to do something about them.
When we do realize that we are stuck, we feel vulnerable. We feel like something is majorly "wrong" with us. When in fact... the feeling is perfectly normal. Ever heard? "This too shall pass". Yes! It's true. It will pass. However,. there are some things we can do to make the process a little easier.
Taking the Boost: getting Unstuck
1. Realization of what you are stuck on, a project, your routine, with whom you speak to daily.
2. Choose a positive word to concentrate on for the day bringing it to mind when you feel "stuck".
3. Change your habits, mix up your routine a bit, not drastic enough to throw you in a frenzy, start slow, but do start.
4. Open up to others, keeping to oneself your thoughts, can cause isolation, seclusion, talk even if you don't feel like it.
5. Make a list of short-term and long-term goals to help pull you out of the "temporary" distress, permanently.
6. Find a close someone, ask them to help make sure you remain accountable for the changes promised to you, by you.
7. Go super easy on yourself, give yourself lots of TLC, change is difficult.
For most people, change is uncomfortable. Very rarely do you find someone who thrives on it.
Feeling Stuck requires change to take place. If we take another viewpoint, Change Creates Opportunity, our moments of feeling stuck lessen, in both length and intensity.
How have you helped a co-worker become unstuck? or how has a co-worker helped you to become unstuck? How can we help each other as co-workers to become unstuck?