How To Get UnStuck in 2 Simple Steps




Do you ever feel stuck?

For me, being stuck, or feeling like I’m not moving forward is one of the worst feelings in the world.   I can’t stand being stagnant.   Or ‘feeling’ stagnant.   For me, frustration builds up and then I seem to be in a never ending swirling cycle down.   The more I sit in that ‘stuck’ feeling, the worse it gets.

So, how do we get ‘unstuck’?   The funny thing is, it’s really much, much, easier than we think. The biggest problem is that when we are in that downward spiral, we are most likely spiralling down because we are focused on what we can not control.   When focused on what we can’t control, we stay in a cycle of what ifs that may actually never happen, and that keeps us stuck at where we are at right then.

For me, being stuck, or feeling like I’m not moving forward is one of the worst feelings in the world.   I can’t stand being stagnant.   Or ‘feeling’ stagnant.   For me, frustration builds up and then I seem to be in a never ending swirling cycle down.   The more I sit in that ‘stuck’ feeling, the worse it gets.

So, how do we get ‘unstuck’?   The funny thing is, it’s really much, much, easier than we think. The biggest problem is that when we are in that downward spiral, we are most likely spiralling down because we are focused on what we can not control.   When focused on what we can’t control, we stay in a cycle of what ifs that may actually never happen, and that keeps us stuck at where we are at right then.

So, what Jamie and I do, and we actually ask each other these questions, we go back to ‘what do you want?’.   So, that’s actually step one. What do I want? Just simply asking ourselves that question gets us thinking differently? So, for instance, Jamie left his cell phone in the Uber. So, he could have focused on all the things that could go wrong with his day if he didn’t get his cell phone back, but, rather than focusing on that, he asked himself, ‘What do I want?’. The answer was, I want to get my cell phone back.

Then comes part 2, which is very simple, it’s one more question. The question is, ‘how can I get it?’ or ‘what do I need to do to get what I just said I wanted?’.

That is it in a nutshell! Two simple steps to help us get unstuck.   You know, sometimes just even moving, or making a move will get us unstuck! So, if you are wallowing in stuck, make a move, any move! You know, just like when a cat gets stuck in the tree ……. all he had to do was make a move! He got up there he can get back down.  So, make your move …… Jump up and down, do burpees, do jumping jacks, walk from one room to the other, just absolutely do something! Make a phone call, water your plants, and then ask yourself two questions to get unstuck.

1. What do I want? 2. How do I get it? Or What Do I Do To Get It?

And then get into action!! Stay healthy!!!