14. What To Do When You Feel Stuck, Sad or Lost

it’s okay to be emotionally challenged, and to be sad sometimes.

Let’s look at how to change it.

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Everyone has emotions, and everyone has points when they feel upset without knowing why.

You’re not a robot!

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It’s those days where things just don’t seem to be going right, even though there’s nothing obviously wrong. When it just feels there’s no energy, like the happiness has been sucked out of the room.

Sometimes, there just doesn’t seem to be any explanation as to how we feel.

It could be the weather. If you’re female, it could be near your time of month. It could just be you’ve been doing alot and need some TLC, or your batteries recharging.

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The secret, of course, is not to stay there.

It’s important to find out what it is, and bring it to the light, however you do so. Blogging, texting, talking to a mirror, imagining your best friend was sat by you, calling someone up….it really doesn’t matter. Just DO IT. After all, that’s why I’m sharing this with you today- because, actually, I’m not the only one who’s been through this.

Reach out. Don’t isolate yourself. Easier said than done, I know. And it’s the last thing you’re going to feel like doing.

I believe in everything in moderation-regarding health, studying, work-life balance etc, but sometimes, unless you are slowly building in each of those areas, you just end up with a constantly moderate life.

Sure, you might not even be overweight, ill, undernourished, falling apart, financially or socially broke. Still, do you get that mad urge to break away? Denying your true passions, because you are trying to follow the ‘right’ road.

At this point, most people go on holiday-just to break their social norm for a while. But then, guess what? The holiday ends, you come home, and it’s…the same. Because you’re doing exactly the same as before. Nothing’s really changed-at least, not long term. Variety is the spice of life. And everyday change is progress.

It’s no surprise that people feel alive and alert when doing something where they’re in flow, where they’re doing something they love, something that resonates with them.

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So what is it you need to do more, and less of, to improve your quality of life?

You see, it’s a domino effect.

The number one thing I do when I’m sad is talk to myself. This might sound crazy, but it works.

Basically, all I do, is get a piece of paper and pen, sit down, and talk to myself as my best friend would. Questions that have really helped me move past some major blocks in the past have been:

  • How’re you feeling?
  • Why do you think you feel like that?
  • In an ideal world, where everything is possible, what would you like to happen next?
  • Why isn’t that possible?
  • Is that really true?
  • Is that really as big a problem as you think it is? Will you remember this in three months time?
  • if the worst happened, would you die?
  • Is worrying about this helping? What is the worry trying to say to you?
  • Are there any other elements you’re concerned about?
  • What’s the best possible outcome, or what do you think you might gain and lose if you go ahead? How serious are they?
  • Is there anyone you need to talk with before moving forward about that?
  • What would your ideal role model do?
  • Is there anything you could do right now to get the ball rolling?

So I encourage you to, like me, sit down, and struggle to find what you truly desire. Not easy, but you’re worth it. Claim your days; make them yours.

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