Written by Lori Harder, Fitness & Self-Love Expert, Transformational Coach | Photo by Randi Marie Photography
So here you are—the same exact spot you swore you’d never be at again. And maybe this time feels even worse than the others. Yup, it’s confirmed: you’re stuck. As someone who’s been there, I think I know how you’re feeling right now. Here’s what my stuck self-talk used to sound like:
O.M.G. I am spinning out of control! I don’t even know how to stop myself from these habits and thoughts that are spiraling down, and I see no way out. Nothing works—I’ve tried it all. I’m cursed, I have no willpower, I hate myself. I can’t stay another day here! Extreme measures are called for! NO! I can’t do the extremes—that’s what got me here again in the first place… I feel so tired, drained, and helpless. Please someone help me. And…repeat.
Feeling stuck can be applied to anything. Whether it’s not achieving your goals with your body, business, money, career, relationships, or spirituality, these emotions don’t discriminate. All you need to know is that we’ve all been there, and it’s more than solvable. In fact, the realization of it is a gift, and now that you’ve given yourself that gift, here are your next steps towards setting yourself free.
Lastly, I’ll leave you with this. There’s a saying that goes: we may not always be getting the answers we want, but life is reflecting the answers that we need, and those are “yes,” “no,” and “not right now.” If we can accept the answers, we can change the direction and know that it was a detour trying to get us to go where we will be happiest, even if it’s not in the form we originally thought it would be.
Be open, be willing, forgive yourself quickly, be grateful for the lesson that being stuck offers, have faith that you’re being answered, and above all, stay strong.
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