10 Oct Reasons why you may be feeling stuck
How many of you have ever heard the saying, “misery loves company”? Well, if you have ever made any serious decision and effort to improve yourself or change your life for the better, it is very likely that you would’ve had someone tell you all the reasons it is not a good idea without providing an alternate solution. You need to stay as far away as the east is from the west from those people. I know it may be hard Because these people sometimes could be in your household. It may be our spouse, other family members, or friends. In such cases, we may want to keep our intentions and efforts close to our hearts and work on them without sharing them with these kinds of people. Negativity can keep us from moving forward leaving u stuck. Here are four ways, however, that we can combat this or lessen the chances of this happening:
1. Never compare yourself to others
We should strive to be the best possible versions of ourselves—not only for our ourselves but for the benefit and contribution we can offer to others. We ought to care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually, committing to growing a little bit each day and learning to celebrate the little advancements we are making without comparing them to others.
The struggle is real for most of us. Fortunately, it does not need to be, and the freedom found in comparing less is entirely worth the effort.
2. Move by the beat of your own drum
We ought to listen to our own voice/guidance and do what you feel is right regardless of what others may say or think. It is important to listen to our own/inner voice- drowning out all the “noise” and really listen to that small voice inside that is guiding us like a compass. This can be a challenge as we are bombarded every day with entertainment, social media, TV and gaining the inability to listen and think for ourselves. What’s cool is this voice will always be there. We will always be able to find that connection. Finding that connection is a conscious choice that we all can eventually make.
3. Spend time alone
We’re social creatures and it’s important for us to have strong connections with other people. However, solitude may be just as important. The ability to tolerate alone time has been linked to increased happiness, improved stress management, and overall better quality of life. People who enjoy alone time experience less depression.
Having a quiet space provides us with an opportunity to think about our goals, our progress, and any changes we want to make in our life.
Being alone helps us become more comfortable in our own skin. When we are by ourselves, we can make choices without outside influences which serves to help us develop more insight into who we are as a person.
4. Move in confidence and love. With confidence, u have won before u even started
To be truly confident, we need to love ourselves first. When we practice self-love, we’ll have confidence no matter what happens in life, because that confidence will come from within. Being confident means that if we do fail, we can pick ourselves back up and try again instead of throwing in the towel. Once we start taking actionable steps toward our goal of being confident, our beliefs will gradually start to solidify.
One of the fastest ways to become more confident is to radically change your physiology. Standing up straight, squaring our shoulders and opening- up our chest, breathing deeply; maintaining brisk, purposeful strides when we walk to cover more ground are all things that can make us feel stronger and where our body goes, our mind follows.
Discovering how to be confident in ourselves isn’t an overnight process – it takes time. By shifting how we present ourselves physically and what we focus on mentally, we can create confidence that will help propel us toward your goals.