Maybe you’re feeling a little stuck working on a creative projects. Perhaps you started a new business, took on a major project at work or began a new health regimen.
You’re feeling stuck, confused or overwhelmed by how to keep progressing forward. Or maybe, you feel just like you’re stuck in dry concrete.
Let’s be honest. It’s a terrible feeling trapped and unsure how to move forward can lead to feelings of confusion, angst, hopelessness and insecurity.
Sometimes we just want to throw in the towel and give up.
- Take a step back
Your first step forward when you feel stuck is to take a step back. As Einstein said, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”
- Reconnect to your ‘why’
Feeling stuck is often because you’ve lost sight of the bigger picture and what’s important. Why did you start this in the first place? What reasons, values or passions drove you to make this change in your life? What picture do you have for yourself, your business and your life?
- Take a brain break
A chance to shift focus gives our brains a chance for quiet; it takes the pressure off so we can come back with a fresh mind and new perspective. Take a hike, a run, a walk around the block, meditation.
- Shift your state
Instead of placing all your focus and energy on the problem, shift your focus and energy to another area of your life. Go do something that brings you joy; spend time with someone you love.