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Feeling a bit 'stuck' ?

Feeling a bit ‘stuck?

Most of us will, at some point in our lives, feel ‘stuck’. Frankly, it’s can horrible, it can spin into feelings of frustration and even hopelessness. ‘Stuckness’ stops us getting things done, we can start to blame and criticise ourselves and others. At a time when we have major changes going on in our lives or big decisions to make, ‘stuckness’ just makes everything more difficult.

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like that!

It all starts with stopping

It’s an odd thing to suggest but in order to get moving again we must first stop. Stop and spend some time just for ourselves. Make some time when we won’t be disturbed, turn off our phones and computers and just breath.

Reflect

Use this quite space to reflect a little. Consider things like -

Where am I?

What is my life like?

Am I really being myself?

What makes me happy and am I doing enough of it?

What am I grateful for?

Do something different or something that you used to enjoy

Being ‘stuck’ can feel like something needs to change but you don’t know what or how. Break out of the rut and do something. You don’t have to jump out of an aeroplane or go scuba diving (although they do both sound like fun), go for a walk or a run, read a new book, listen to music. Do something for you. Reconnect with something that you once enjoyed but perhaps have stopped doing. Small changes can free up space for you to move into.

Here to help

Talking and being heard are significate tools to help us through difficult times. Sometimes just hearing our own words enables us to better understand ourselves.

Counsellors like myself are trained to help. We will create a safe and confidential space where you can work through what ever is making you ‘stuck’ or whatever else you want to talk about.

Breaking out of the rut can be hard but staying in it is worse.

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