It’s easy to feel stuck in life.
In fact for most of us we travel through our day, and then the day’s turn into weeks and the weeks into years. The time passes, and we don’t give much thought to a life we would love to live until we hear a nagging whisper asking, “How did I get here?”
That nagging whispering voice is the voice of discontent. It’s discontent and longing that lets us know we are feeling stuck in life.
It’s when we don’t listen to the voice of discontent that we get stuck in life.
Discontent or longing is our clue that we were made for more. That we are not fulfilling our purpose. That there is more we are here to do and be.
Without discontent or longing there is no incentive to change and grow, to get unstuck in life.
Discontent was my clue that the corporate job that I had worked so hard to achieve was not my purpose in life even though I thought it was going to be my “dream job.”
Often we live our life based on what we hear, see or feel as a child.
We get stuck in life settling or living someone else’s dream, and not our own.
Here are 7 tips to move forward even if you feel stuck in life.
#1. Examine your life and the discontent or longing.
Ask yourself, “What would I love?” to have and do in my life. Write down what you would love in 4 areas of your life.
- In your health
- career or vocation
- and with time and money freedom.
What type of life would make your heart sing? Take the time to write it out in present tense and then to read and tweak it. Start your vision with, “I am grateful for,” as a way to keep your vision in present tense and having a lot of vibrational energy. Include gratitude, and your 5 senses to your vision of the life you would love.
What would the life you would love feel like, smell like, taste like, look like or sound like?
#2. Ask yourself, if the vision you wrote,
- excites you?
- matches your core values?
- requires that you grow?
- requires help from a higher power?
- has good for others?
If you answer yes to these questions you’re on the right track!
#3. Give your vision life! Record yourself stating what type of life you would love. I like to use my cell phone voice recorder and listen to it while I am driving in the car. I also love to use a dream board and dream binder to add visuals to my vision. Your mind always thinks in pictures and a visual board or binder is an easy way to bring visuals to your vision.
One of my favorite mindset tips is to ask myself, “What would _________(fill in the blank with the man or woman you desire to be) do?”
This is the question I ask myself any time I want to make a quantum leap or massive change in my life.
This works so wonderfully because it pulls you out of your old patterns of thoughts and it challenges you to think, feel, and behave as the person you desire to become would.
It brings your vision into your life!
#4. Keep your vision close to the forefront of your mind during the day. Have it in a place that you see it on a regular basis. Start and end your day visualizing the life you would love to live.
Give yourself triggers to think of your vision. I love using something you do very regularly as a trigger, for example every time you open a door or pick something up can be a trigger to bring your vision into your mind. Tape it on a mirror or in a place you will see it daily.
#5. Start each day with 3 actions that you can do, from where you are right now, that will bring you closer to your vision. Decide in advance what these are, and write them down and cross them off your list as you complete them.
#6. Be open to the ideas and opportunities that come your way. So many times we discount the opportunities that we have worked so hard to bring into our life based on our past experiences. Stay open to new ideas!
#7. Our minds are like sponges and we adopt the thoughts and attitudes of the people we are around. Pay attention to who you spend the most time with. Are they living a life you would love to live?
It’s critical to spend time with people that are doing what you would love to do. If you are feeling stuck in life you’ll be amazed how quickly your thoughts and ideas will change when you change your environment and with this your life changes!
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To Your Life Without Limits,
Elena & Jean
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