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Getting Unstuck – Tip #6

Are you a perfectionist? Does everything have to be just so? That’ great. But, it can set us up to get stuck. Or, at least to make progress very, very slowly. The solution? Don’t worry about making mistakes or doing it wrong. In most situations you’ll have the chance to do it over, change it….

Getting Unstuck – Tip #5

When you’re emotionally stuck and deep breathing by itself doesn’t work. Try this. Focus on the feeling, the emotion. Put a name to it, if you can. Now, intensify the emotion. Make it bigger. Make it stronger. Really ramp it up! When it’s at it’s full fury, do this. Imagine it’s something tangible, something you…

Getting Unstuck – Tip #4

Sometimes you’re stuck because of your feelings or emotions keep you grounded in the current apparent ‘reality’. That is, your emotions block out signals from the outside world. Signals that could help you move or change. What to do? Take a deep, deep breath. Then take three more deep breaths. Has the emotion waned or…

Getting Unstuck – Tip #3

The first step to getting unstuck is obvious… Recogize you’re stuck! Sounds easy. But, sometimes it’s not. That’s because we can be really, really good at fooling ourselves. We say, “I’m not stuck. I’m just need time to think about my options.” Or, “I’m not stuck. I’m just frustrated.” Or, “I’m not stuck. I’m just…

Getting Unstuck – Tip #2

When you’ve been stuck for a long time, it’s easy to become fixated on Why. Why me? Why am I so stuck? Why can’t I get free? And, around and around you go. There are times when it makes sense to ask why? This isn’t one of them. Asking why will just put you in…