First thing’s first (trying really hard not to quote Iggy Azalea here): IT’S NORMAL TO FEEL STUCK. I don’t want anyone reading this post to think it’s unusual to feel like you aren’t moving forward in life. It’s human nature to get stuck in ruts every once in a while.
It does, however, get extra frustrating when we really don’t know how to get out of the funk we’re in. I heard you, friends. I’ve been there & done that. Dare I say…I’m there right now. Posts like these are as much a lesson & reminder for me as they are for you (please don’t ever think I have it all figured out).
As usual, there’s nothing that works for everyone, but I always share what works for me, and this small change can make a huge difference when it comes to feeling stuck and how to get unstuck.
Whenever I feel stuck, I always try to remember why it is that I’m feeling that way and then try to change the habit(s) that might be contributing to those issues. Having a small task to focus on that will indefinitely address the root of the problem is waaaaaay more effective than just putting on a face mask and chowing down on some potato chips (no shade to either because SAME but let’s all admit that it usually isn’t a great long-term solution)
Here are a few examples…
- You might be feeling a little down when it comes to how you look or feel. A small habit you could change is drinking more water or swapping out one meal a day for something more nutritious than you wouldn’t usually eat.
- If you’re feeling overwhelmed by life in general, you could try setting aside 5-10 minutes in the morning and evening to meditate and/or writing down what you’re grateful for.
- If you’re feeling negatively about yourself, try replacing negative comments with positive ones when you remember to. Instead of saying “Ew, I look so gross today” try saying something like “This color really compliments my skin tone” or “I really love embracing my natural beauty sometimes”
Solutions like these aren’t a cure-all but when it comes down to it, nothing is. The process of healing isn’t linear, nor is it a, one step, one-size-fits-all type of thing. In my book, as long as you keep waking up and trying, you’re moving forward.
It’s not magic, but it’s progress. Often times, the so called “secrets” to this self-improvement thing really aren’t secrets. Sometimes, we can overlook the most simple solutions on our quest to find these “secrets” when in reality, all we needed was to look right in front of us.