Feeling stuck can be a real and scary thing. It can leave you feeling like you have no control over your life, and that things are beyond your ability to fix. But it’s possible to get unstuck, find your agency and make changes.
There are many reasons you may feel stuck in your life. It could be that you’re feeling stuck in a relationship, in your career or in some other aspect of your life. Whether it’s because of your own insecurities, fears or other factors, there are ways to get unstuck and move forward in your life.
You have to start by changing your mindset.
Negative thoughts can create a mental loop that makes you feel trapped, depressed or anxious. By changing your perspective, you can eliminate these ingrained negative thought patterns and open up new possibilities for yourself.
Be honest about what’s holding you back – If you’re stuck in a habit or routine that you know isn’t serving you well, it might be time to talk to someone about it and see if there are any alternative options available. When you’re open to new possibilities, it’s easier to find your agency and take steps toward the life you want.
Make a vision board
If you’re stuck, creating a visual representation of what you want in your life can help. This could be as simple as drawing a picture, but it could also include writing down or talking about your values and what matters to you.
Refuse to allow yourself to dwell on a stuck thought – Research has shown that ignoring or distancing yourself from these thoughts can reduce the number of times they appear in your mind over time.
Chew gum (or chew something healthier!) – Studies have shown that chewing gum can help to break up earworms and other stuck thoughts.
Try swishing water around your mouth after meals to loosen food particles that have built up between your teeth. It’s important to swish right after eating to get rid of food before it can cause serious problems, such as choking.
Using a mouthwash containing sodium bicarbonate can also dissolve a piece of food that’s been stuck in your throat. The bubbles that the drug produces produce a strong pressure that can push it out.
If the piece of food is difficult to remove on your own, you can also ask an emergency dentist for help. They’ll be able to carefully remove it without causing you any harm.
Effervescent drugs such as Alka-Seltzer can also help to dislodge food in your throat that hasn’t been able to be removed by swishing water. They can also be useful in getting food out of hard-to-reach places, such as the bottom teeth.
Sticky food in your teeth and gums isn’t a pleasant experience, but it can happen to anyone at any time. It’s especially painful for young children or people with crooked or missing teeth.
To avoid this, you should always be sure to brush your teeth after meals and floss them regularly. Additionally, swishing water after eating can help to prevent this type of problem from happening in the first place.