How to Move Forward When You’re Feeling Stuck


We all have those days where we can barely drag ourselves out of bed. Your alarm rings, and after what seems like 10 hits of the snooze button, you finally pull yourself together and think … “Maybe I should have watched one less episode of Stranger Things last night?!”

But sometimes it’s not just sleep deprivation that makes it hard to show up for our day, it’s the fact that we’re not where we want to be in life. And going to a job we don’t care for, or spending our day in a way we don’t love, is a constant reminder of that. 

Not feeling excited about where you are makes appearances in all areas of our lives — whether it’s feeling like you should have more money, a better job, relationship or home. 

Though they don’t feel good, these moments in life aren’t necessarily a bad thing. They can motivate us to make big changes and finally step into the person and life we truly desire. 

If you’re not exactly thrilled right now with work, love, money — you name it — take a deep breath and know that it’s completely OK.

Then …

1. Get to the root of your restlessness.

What’s keeping you down or making you feel stuck, unsatisfied or restless? Take a moment to truly reflect and write down why you’re feeling what you’re feeling.

You may know exactly the reason, or you may have to dig a little. Either way, this is a crucial first step to changing up your life for the better.

2. Make a list of baby steps. 

Once you’re clear on what’s going to make you want to jump out of bed in the morning and be truly excited about your life, you can then start planning the change you want to see.

The best way to start is with baby steps …

If you feel like your job is a dead-end, write down three ways you can find work that’s more rewarding for you. Ready for a change? You could consider hiring a life or career coach to help you get clear on the kind of work you feel passionate about.

If you’re feeling in a rut with your relationship, write down three ways you can spice it up in the months ahead.

Then, take a step, then another, and start creating forward momentum.

Life is a constant progression, and the great thing about the times when we’re feeling unsatisfied, restless or stuck in a rut, is they help us get clear on what we really do want.

Even though it’s not fun to feel anything but awesome about life, use these times to shift your focus to visualize everything you want for your life and start taking baby steps toward those goals.

When you embrace uncertainty, and trust that everything will be OK, you can begin steering your life in the direction you truly want to go. And isn’t that what they call a blessing in disguise?

To everything always working out for you!



Quote du jour

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back.” ― Alyson Noel


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