How to Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Life

Do you know how to stop feeling stuck in your life when you’re at a crossroads and start second guessing yourself?

Are there times when you have difficulty making decisions?

Have you ever felt unappreciated or taken for granted?

Do you find yourself needing to please others?

What about feeling guilty about wanting to do what’s best for you, because someone else might not like it?

If you can relate, you might find that you get stuck in your life at times.

But, why is that?

How to Stop Feeling Stuck in Your Life

Second-guessing your life choices, being taken for granted and feeling guilty all come from not trusting yourself and not feeling like you’re able to express your inner voice.

Your inner voice is the gut feelings you have; your intuition. Being able to listen to, rely on and express your truth confidently is what gets you unstuck and back on the path leading to your best life.

So, how do you learn to trust your own voice?

By becoming comfortable with what might feel to you like selfishness. It’s not… it’s really self-love.

Self-love includes spending quiet time alone to sort through your thoughts, feelings and desires. It allows you to have compassion for yourself while you become re-acquainted with your values, likes, dislikes, favorite pastimes, needs and dreams, so that you can find your voice, one step at a time.

If you tend to get stuck sometimes, it might be because you’re a sensitive, generous and caring person who often puts others’ needs ahead of your own. When your needs collide with what someone else’s needs (or what you perceive to be their needs), you become stuck in an overwhelming tailspin of confusion.

When this happens It’s time for you to regain control of your life so that you can create the harmony you deserve.

Make time in your busy schedule just for you. Use this time to reflect and relax. Have some fun. Jot down some of your thoughts. Dream a little.

Contemplate what you’d be doing if your life wasn’t so stressful. Think BIG! Dare to spend time doing some of the activities you really enjoy. If you don’t have any… find some!

Doing new things changes your perspective and loosens up inertia, which helps you to get unstuck and back on the path to a good life.

Inspired change creates the clarity to find solutions and the confidence to express yourself authentically.

Trust that you have the wisdom within your to put yourself first and get your needs met. To access your inner voice you must slow your life down. Your intuition will not compete with the busy-ness of life.

Take one day at a time to spend more time getting to know yourself better and regain your own trust. What can you do to carve out some quiet, alone time each and every day? The best time to sit still and find some inner peace is first thing in the morning, but any time will do. Just 5 minutes a day is a great place to start!

As long as you are determined to find the clarity you need and committed to taking good care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually you will become unstuck.Let us know if this post helped you to figure out how to stop feeling stuck in your life.


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Susan Blackburn

Susan Blackburn

About Susan Blackburn:

Susan Blackburn, M.A., C.Psych. is a Registered Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor & Therapist in Toronto at Yonge Eglinton, a Published Author and a guest Relationship Expert on radio and television.

Susan enjoys working with people to enhance the quality of their lives. Her collaborative psychotherapy and counselling approach offers clients effective tools and strategies to increase happiness, manage stress, find balance, improve confidence, embrace self care and focus on the positive so that they can relax and enjoy life.

Services are covered under most extended health benefits and workplace insurance plans requiring clients be seen by a Registered Psychologist through her registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

Susan is the owner of Susan Blackburn Psychology a boutique therapy private practice located in midtown Toronto at Yonge and Eglinton.

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