Feeling like you are stuck in the position you are in, whether it’s a location or a mood, is always a bummer. Sometimes we believe we will never get to where we desire. We want to live somewhere else. We want a different job. We want a different weight. We want a different attitude. It can feel like you are never going to get to where you want, but you won’t until you take things into action.
During high school, I always felt stuck. Coming to terms with the fact that I was very well stuck here until graduation really put me down all of the time. I wanted to be somewhere where I could thrive and finally be truly happy. I knew that I wouldn’t experience this until I was out of high school and my hometown.
College was coming up and I knew this was my opportunity to not feel stuck anymore. In my senior year of high school, I knew my life would be totally different a year from now. I would be in my own apartment in a bigger city. I would be more independent and have so many opportunities around me that will allow me to thrive. Knowing these facts got me through high school.
Every time I was sitting in class bored out of my mind, I thought about where I would be this fall and I would no longer feel sad. Visualizing myself in my apartment and walking on campus is how I coped with feeling stuck. Visualizing myself graduating college and moving to a different state is how I coped with feeling stuck. Visualizing may not be the case for every one, so I will give more advice on how to cope with feeling stuck.
- Start something new
Our daily routine can sometimes be the reason we are miserable in the place we are in. If you’re like me and hate being repetitive, then you know you need some change in your life. Start a hobby. Start exercising or a different type of exercise. Join a club or community project. Choose a new skin care routine. Try anything that appeals to you and put a twist on your daily routine.
- Plan out your future
This is a great way to stray away from your current reality and to create the future of your dreams. Take the time to write it or draw it out, thinking of every little detail you can. Make a list of all of the possible cities you would like to move to and write down how far they are from where you are currently living. Think about the type of house or job you want. Think about whether you want a cat, dog, or both!
Don’t just do this and think “that could never happen.” Plan the future that you desire! It can be as crazy and fun as you want. Truly believing that this will be your future will motivate you more to get through each day.
This ties in with planning your future. I love visualizing myself in scenarios that I would like to manifest. It creates an exciting feeling inside of me that keeps me happy and motivated all day! If you are sitting in the office feeling down, just visualize yourself at your dream vacation spot. Think to yourself, “I will be there.” This will put you in a happier mood for sure!
- Learn to find the beauty in where you are now
Even if you are not happy with where you are right now, doesn’t mean you should make yourself even more unhappy by not accepting your current situation. Instead of focusing on the negatives, find the positives in where you are. If you are in school, think about how fortunate you are to get an education. If you are at a job you dislike, try to find at least one thing about the job that isn’t so bad (maybe the money?). What I’m saying is, show gratitude. No matter where you are or how bad your situation is, show gratitude and you will see changes in your life soon.
- Know that better days are to come
It is most likely a fact that your current situation will not be your permanent situation. I knew I wasn’t going to be in high school forever, so I had to get through it one day at a time. If you always find yourself in a “funk,” remember that you have the ability to live a better life. Bad times can help you grow and learn from what you have experienced. Soon you will be able to look at where you are right now and be thankful for where you are now.
I hope to have uplifted your spirit a little today. I truly believe better days are coming for all of us. If you are happy where you are right now, that is fantastic! If you feel there is something missing in your life, always assure yourself that you will find it eventually. Take care 🙂