The noun stuck means “in a fixed position and unable to move.” Other variations include jammed, entangled, and stranded. For example, a wire or string can get caught in something and become stuck. People, vehicles, and sea creatures can all become stuck if they can’t move from their position.
The first step to getting unstuck is to understand why you’re stuck. Often times, it’s a mental state and a choice, so changing your perspective can open up new possibilities. Below are some tips to help you get unstuck: A vision board, which can be literal or abstract, can help you visualize your future.
The process of moving through a stuck point requires patience, perseverance, and cognitive flexibility. Each person’s stuck point is different. Taking the time to examine your thoughts and emotions can be beneficial. But remember that this process can take a long time and requires a great deal of courage. If you don’t feel confident about your ability to move past a particular stuck point, you may be unable to move forward and will remain stuck there for a long time.
Survivors of trauma often get stuck in their recovery. Symptoms of stuckness can include extreme or negative statements. These statements often focus on themes that are central to Cognitive Processing Therapy, such as power/control, safety, and esteem. In many cases, the best way to move past a stuck point is to re-adjust the way you relate to the world and the people around you.