If you’re human, you’ve probably been stuck a time or two. In fact, if you’re reading this, it’s a good bet you’re stuck on something right now. (If that’s the case, please keep reading. I can help.)
Being stuck is exhausting, because even though you’re not getting anywhere, you’re in constant emotional motion. You see, stuck comes with it’s own playlist of feelings. In the beginning, you might be frustrated, impatient, or indignant. Eventually you transition to feeling angry, sad, and possibly even hopeless.
Stuck-ness involves struggle and repetition. Maybe you’re having the same argument over and over again with your spouse (or boss, or parent, or child) where you talk the problem to death, but you can’t seem to solve it. Or the same kind of person might be showing up in your life again and again, bringing their drama with them.
The worst version of stuck makes you feel like a huge loser. This is the stuck where you’re doing something that isn’t good for your (or your life). You know it’s not good for you. But you keep doing it.
You’re spending money you don’t have, or drinking or popping a pill to numb out. You inhaling pints of Ben & Jerry’s or pounding bags of Doritos to comfort yourself, or perhaps you’ve found some other self-defeating thing to put on repeat.
Every morning you vow you won’t do it again, but you do. Then you feel so bad about yourself you need to numb again, so you go right back to what you said you wouldn’t do. You don’t have to live in this cycle. Read More