We’ve all felt stuck at one time or another. It could be in our career, our relationship, or even in our ability to identify what we want next. We might start thinking about the next step and the steps needed to get there, or we might get stuck in a negative cycle of overthinking and indigestion. But the good news is, there are ways to overcome feeling stuck. Follow these tips for getting unstuck today! You might be surprised by the results.
“Stuck” is a common expression that describes an object that cannot be moved. It can be anything from a jar lid to a car in traffic to an indecisive person. Its origin is in the Old English word “stician,” which means to pierce and remain fastened. When you’re stuck, you may also feel insecure, unhappy, or powerless. Intimacy and safety can be affected by these stuck points.
Working through a stuck point takes courage and patience. You’ll need to examine your emotions and your cognitive flexibility. Remember, every person is different, so your stuck point might be different than another’s. Reflect on your stuck points and learn to deal with them as they arise. Ultimately, these steps will lead you to a more positive future. There is no “one size fits all” solution to the problem of stuckness. The first step to overcoming stuckness is to identify what causes your problems in the first place.