Do you feel stuck or trapped? Here is what you should do

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It is not unusual to feel stuck or trapped when things aren’t going as planned. But it becomes a problem when you allow the situation get the better of you. I have seen people whose destinies have been truncated as a result of been stuck.

When you feel stuck or trapped in your life, it becomes almost impossible to be happy. Those who do feel stuck tend to feel depressed, frustrated and dissatisfied with their lives.

The truth is life is full of ups and downs. There will be times of great change, and times where nothing changes at all. Feeling stuck at some point in your life is normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay that way. Here, we’ll look at some of the best things you can do when you feel stuck or trapped in life.

Make That Tough Choice

There is a reason why you feel stuck or trapped in life, and it is often down to avoiding making a tough decision. For example, if you feel trapped in a job you hate, the tough choice would be to leave that job. If you are in a relationship that just isn’t working out, the hard choice would be to walk away.

What choice are you avoiding changing? Sometimes, the only way to move forward and be happy is to have the courage to make the difficult decisions. You deserve to be happy, so never be afraid to do what is right for you, no matter how hard it is. What is the point of continuing in a job or relationship that doesn’t make you fulfilled?

Begin With Small Changes

Making changes in your life can be overwhelming. Therefore, if you want to get out of your current situation, start with small changes until you feel comfortable and confident that you’re making good decisions. Think about the things you want to change and then figure out the steps you’ll need to get there. Working on change one step at a time prevents it from becoming overwhelming. You will see steady progress as you make smaller changes, giving you motivation to carry on making bigger ones. This one principles has helped me make significant advancement in virtually every area of life. Start small.

Work On Self-Improvement

How you feel about yourself can really hold you back. If you do feel stuck or trapped,

could it be down to a lack of confidence or self-belief?

Working on self-improvement can help you to view your life in a more positive way. You will be able to recognize opportunities and work through any challenges keeping you from your dream life. Think about your current flaws. What parts of you could you improve to be a better person? John Maxwell once said, ‘Personal Growth is the only guarantee for a better tomorrow’

Commit To Being Yourself

The problem could be that you aren’t being yourself in life. Many people struggle to be themselves around other people. If you are trying to present a fake version of yourself to others, you will never be happy. Only by being your true self will you be able to live a fulfilled and happy life. I learnt this many years ago. Define your values and let people know what you stand for.

Feeling stuck or trapped in life is common, but it doesn’t mean you need to stay stuck. The above tips and advice can help you to start moving forward and living the life you deserve. You may feel trapped, but it’s an illusion. Deep down you know what you need to do, you just have to summon the courage to do it.

Stephen Adetolu is a Maxwell Leadership Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer. He is passionate about helping individuals unlock their God-given potential, so that they can become all that God created them to be.

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