Do you ever get stuck?
Stuck is staying in a relationship that stopped working long ago. Or eating another pint of Ben & Jerry’s while thinking about how tight your jeans are. Stuck is avoiding that half-completed project begging for attention on your desk.
Stuck is uncomfortable. It makes us feel hopeless, helpless, full of despair.
Paralysis sets in when we don’t know the *real* reason we’re stuck. Not knowing why we’re stuck means we’re unable to take action. But getting unstuck is easier than you think.
I know this because the Page and I share a 300 sq.ft. studio apartment.
I chose this apartment. Granted, it was empty and the warm bamboo floors were awash with golden autumn sunlight when I first saw it. I probably would have signed the lease on a prison cell with that kind of natural light.
So our tiny, fabulously-lit apartment was driving me crazy last week. I didn’t have enough space. The obvious solution? Move.
But just *thinking* about the enormous undertaking of a move left me stricken. The packing, the change of address, the cable installation, all those stairs…
I got stuck.
The Page found me lying on the bed, paralyzed and hyperventilating.
It turns out the solution was much simpler than a change of residence. I just needed some boxes. Boxes to store off-season items, to make room, to clear out the clutter.
The Page left to get boxes, and suddenly I could breathe again. No U-haul necessary!
Discovering your sticking point will propel you into action and toward a solution. Let’s get you energized and inspired again.
Get our your journal and answer the question:
- Why am I stuck?
The first few answers are predictable. They sound like something your partner, your mother, or your boss might say.
Keep digging. Answer it again. And again. And again.
- Why am I REALLY stuck?
Write every answer to that question, for as long as you need to, until you hit the one that causes a jolt. A little burst of electricity.
The right answer is the one that motivates you to take action, right now.
And you may find that the solution is easier than you expected.