Out of ideas? Don’t feel like you have any dreams or goals? Do you feel like you are stuck in life and don’t know how to get back on track to move forward? Feeling stuck can cause you to retreat from life and become grumpy and pessimistic. And, the longer you stay stuck, the more willing you are to believe that you may not be able to get unstuck. Therefore, take action now, no matter how silly it may seem. The most important thing you can do is to get your mind moving and get your life moving forward again. Following are 2 ways to do that.
1. Change Things Up
While routines are good to have for many reasons, changing things up may be just what you need to free your mind when you’re feeling stuck. When you change things up, you get to have new experiences which can inspire you and motivate you, which is exactly what you need to get unstuck.
You can do many things to change things up, including:
– Wake up earlier
– Take a new route to work
– Talk to someone new
– Listen to new music
– Watch a new TV program
– Take a vacation for a few weeks
– Start incorporating a new habit into your routine
– Eliminate a bad habit from your routine
There are tons of things you can do to change things up. Pick what works best for you and see where it takes you.
2. Live Like A Kid Sometimes
Kids are never stuck in life. They are always moving forward and become more aware and on track to where they want to be. There are many ways you can live like a kid.
Play: Yes, I mean play! Act like you did when you were a kid and make games out of stuff, or play games that force you to be creative. Do things that make you feel good and free, rather than like a responsible adult. Get an adult coloring book and allow the shapes and colors to take you away for a while. Doing this gives your mind a break from the worry, stress, and anxiety of being an adult, and allows room for inspiration.
Stare: Kids stare at people all the time as they try to figure out who they are or why they are doing something, and as adults we let them because we know they are just trying to work through something in their mind. Have you ever noticed, though, that as an adult you feel guilty when you stare at someone, even if they can’t see you? We have been taught that staring is wrong for many reasons. While it may make other people uncomfortable, watching other people is a way to get outside of your mind and think of new ideas. So, when other people aren’t looking, take some time to get out of your mind and put yourself in their shoes. This can be a great way to get inspired and get unstuck!
Vent: Kids are not scared to show their emotions. When they are upset, you know it. But adults are more likely to keep their emotions bottled up because it’s inappropriate in most cases to act irrationally as an adult. But, when you vent, you allow yourself to express what’s really wrong and release some negative emotions that have been stuck. When those negative emotions get out, your thoughts can take on a new, more positive focus. This doesn’t mean that you should throw a tantrum in public, but you can do it in the privacy of your own home. Or, you can sing at the top of your lungs, punch a punching bag, or cry your eyes out. All of these are ways to release stuck emotions and help your mind move forward.