6 Deep questions to help you understand why you are stuck
Being stuck is like being in a dark hole. You want to climb out of it but can’t see anything or find a rope or ladder. It overwhelms you with feelings of fear, anxiety, and confusion. The world seems to speed past while you stay exactly where you are.
You realize the need to get out of your current situation, but you feel held back by an even stronger desire to do nothing to change your condition.
Are my expectations of myself too high?
Reexamine your expectations of yourself. You can’t do everything perfectly. It is normal to feel disappointed in yourself if you don’t live up to your expectations.
What are my goals?
Living without a purpose is one of the quickest ways to find yourself in a
rut. You can’t do anything if you have no sense of direction. Since you
are stuck in a hole, the only path to go is up. How do you do this?
- Put up a vision board. Pin pictures and words of things you find beautiful and inspiring on the vision board. Make brief notes of goals you want to accomplish. They can be big or small. How will this help you
- Writing your goals is great, but it’s not enough. A vision board is a visual representation of your goals, which makes them feel within reach.
How much time do I spend daily on improving myself?
Are you stuck because you are making no effort to expand your knowledge? Is there a skill you can learn? Think about it. You have so much time. Consider the number of hours you spend on mind-numbing social media platforms.
Do I show gratitude for the things I enjoy?
Gratitude lists can help us accomplish this. Write the things you are grateful for, even the smallest. Doing this regularly helps.
- You will find some good things that shine through your dark feelings. Tiny spots of light brighten a dark hole. Recognize and appreciate those bright moments