‘Stuck’ can sneak up on you. You’re flying through life working hard and taking care of your family when bam, a deep realization hits you seemingly out of nowhere, “I don’t like my life.” Your fast paced life suddenly feels like a treadmill that you can’t get off. This feeling of stuck is universally loathed and often stress ensues. Stress is a normal part of life and while it can often be a good thing, the stress that comes from feeling stuck can be toxic.
The best way to figure out if you’re stuck is to try and move off the treadmill. If you find this impossible (I have way too much to do) try to slow the treadmill right down. If you find this just as hard (I have too many responsibilities) you are likely stuck and need to unplug until you get things sorted out! We recommend finding a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed (backyard, nature trail) and once you’re alone without your phone it’s time to dig in.”Why don’t I like my life?” Depending how badly stuck you are, the answer often comes quickly. SLOW DOWN. Sometimes, the realization will be deeper and it can hurt. I’M STUCK ON A TREADMILL THAT’S GOING NOWHERE. As painful as this experience can feel in the moment, the realization is often the worst part. From there, you will either live in denial and encourage more pain or you will gradually make a plan to get unstuck and finally take the steps towards living the life you actually want. These first few steps (we call them leaps) are critical and are not meant to be taken alone! I’ve gone through this same journey and would love to help you on yours.