It is not rare, nor is it unusual, for any one of us to get stuck into a lackluster and dull lifestyle. We may need a nudge to again move forward in our lives. This rather tedious span of time may happen rarely or repeat itself at random seasons of our life. We may even say, “I’m not at a good place at this time.” Usually, a little get-away with friends or a time for some extra rest puts us back to sprinting on the playing field. However, there are times when we really feel stuck. Not wanting to admit any feelings of real depression, we drag along but without the usual verve or expectancy that has heretofore given our lives joy and energy. We don’t have to live in a gray world. We can make choices. There are things you can do to jumpstart yourself. Here are 10 Ways to Get Unstuck and Move Forward in Your Life. I’m sure these will cause you to think of other ways that fit your lifestyle.
The main thing is the urgency of beginning. Get started. Be revived for the next fantastic opportunity headed your way.
10 Ways to Get Unstuck and Move Forward in Your Life
1. Think positive thoughts.
Banish the negatives. Practice being in control of your mind. When a negative thought – even a negative thought that believe you have sent on its way – enters your mind, immediately take control, flush it away, and welcome a positive thought or dream to fill that place. Spend time in meditation to sort those thoughts. Ask divine help to banish the bad and to fill your world with uplifting thoughts that strengthen your whole being..
2. Acknowledge and accept your present situation.
Analyze your present mindset and your potential. We have a tendency just to continue to muddle through the mundane days without clearing our hearts and minds and without replacing hopeless sameness with sparks of new interests and purpose. This is not a passive change; it requires action on your part. Come alive. Let’s watch what changes are coming your way.
Admit and list bad habits. Let’s make new habits. The first hour of each day sets the pace for the remainder of that day. Wake with the thought of voicing thanks from a grateful heart. Easy to find things for which to be thankful.
Move on immediately with a cup of coffee, make your bed, hit the shower, tidy up the place, and head out to work early. Or, if there are children, wake them with a pleasant but unrushed persona and ready them for the day. Starting on a positive note sets the tone for their day as well as yours.
3. Make it a point to meet new people.
Perhaps you would enjoy taking a class to develop a buried interest you may have. Try a new side hustle. Test out a new gym. Mingle in Networking meetings, develop new interests, volunteer with a non-profit that fits your interests and qualifications. Being recognized as a potential contributor because of who you are and what you have to offer is a boost to ego and opens new doors, and new friends, and new opportunities.
4. If you are a complainer, stop it!
Share your hurts with a trusted friend, just not continuously. Do not allow yourself to belittle and bemoan each personal challenge to everyone you meet. Remember, you are on the road upward – a very different road. Look for the good. Contribute to improve what is being built. Put a smile on your face. No need to point out the weaknesses of others; they will be evident to others. How about giving a helping hand?
5. Brainstorm with others.
Listen to others’ ideas. Encourage other people. In turn, you will be encouraged. Go out of your way to help with a project even if you get no recognition. Dream big. Listen to others dream. Be a team player.
6. Remove the clutter from your life, starting with your brain.
Let go things that can’t be changed. Rid your house and closet of clutter. Organize the kitchen drawers. This will match your thought patterns. Buy an item that makes your house look perky or an evergreen plant. I recently bought a new wreath for my front door. It literally perked me up, defined my house, and added welcome to the approach. I love it. My spirits were lifted.
Choose your day brightener. With house and mind clear of clutter, I am ready to move on, make decisions, spread the joy, and just LIVE – and that abundantly!!
7. Improve your “how-are-you-feeling” response from “ok” to “great.”
The Global Council on Brain Health states that quality sleep is crucial to a sharp and productive mind. A cool, dark bedroom is conducive to restful sleep. If you snore, be evaluated for sleep apnea. Oxygen deprivation over time can accelerate memory loss and cause cognitive issues. Restful, adequate sleep can improve your productivity and your appreciation of the good times.
8. Change your look.
Get a new hairstyle. Plan your attire ahead of time. Purchase a couple of things, if you can, to add a bit of sass to your fashion presentation. Allow adequate time to ready yourself to portray externally that of the forward thinking, unstuck person; the confident, attractive, and motivated new person. Shoulders back, a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Carry yourself as the confident and forward-thinking person you are. Go for it. Don’t miss out on sharing the real you with others.
Remember to leave those things behind that held you back. Embrace new responsibilities and do your brain and your body a favor. They are going to love you.
9. Take a deep breath.
Remember God made you for a purpose. Open your heart to him and remember you are here for a purpose. First, to acknowledge him as Lord in your life, to receive the gift of eternal life and forgiveness of all sin through faith in Jesus. Empty out the old and breathe in the new.
10. Proceed with purpose
Let God lead you. Ask him to give you a new heart, a new mind, and a zest for living with purpose. When we no longer are burdened with our sin, we are free to serve, love, lead, and make a difference. No longer alone – reaching forward to a life filled with meaning and service. A life of joy and enough love to share with those who have real needs.
So, what is holding you back from embracing life and not wasting another moment? Be all you are intended to be. Someone needs you. And we say, “This is the day that the Lord has made, I WILL rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24.
Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious – the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put this into practice what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.Paraphrased Philippians 4:8
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