what to do when you feel stuck

What to Do When You Feel Stuck or Trapped in Life


Many people don’t really know what to do 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. It often seems like a continuous downward spiral.


The truth is life is full of ups and downs. We often carry our trauma with us.  There will be times of great change, and times when 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 avoid 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 difficult decisions. You deserve to be happy, so never be afraid to do what is right for you, no matter how hard it is.


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 the motivation to carry on making bigger ones.


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?


Commit To Being Yourself


The problem could be that you aren’t being yourself in life. Many people find they 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.


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. Some people are able to get out of the rut of feeling stuck and some people can’t quite seem to make it over the hump.  That’s where working with someone can help you get unstuck.  Schedule a free consultation with me today and get unstuck. You may feel trapped, but it’s an illusion. Deep down you know what you need to do, you just have the courage to do it.


About the Author

Marci Miles

Shamanic Guide & Doula

I come from a lineage of healers in this life and past lives.  I provide holistic spiritual support for terminally ill clients.