Sometimes the thing that’s keeping us from living our best life is just that we feel trapped. You may not even know why you feel this way, but you know you’re not where you want to be. The key to getting unstuck is to take stock of your life, your wants, goals, and values. You can’t find a way out of the trap if you don’t understand what’s holding you back and where you want to go. So, let’s take a look at some ways you can widen your perspective to get unstuck. It’s not that difficult once you get started.
First, you’ll need to be purposeful in why it is you want to make some change. Then figure out the type of change you may wish to make. Take time to examine your deepest feelings and fears to determine what you may desire. What is the purpose you want your life to have? Then brainstorm some ways you might attain that purpose to begin living differently. Remember, you don’t have to know everything all at once. Taking small steps can make a big difference.
Face Your Fears
Understand that there will be fear and uncertainty in this process. Probably, that’s why you haven’t undertaken it before now. It’s scary to think about moving forward in a new direction. Even though a rut may be uncomfortable, it’s what you know, and it feels safe. You’ll need to acknowledge and face your fears to make a change.
Switch Things Up
Remember, though, baby steps are always an option. Start practicing by doing something small to switch things up regularly, maybe even every day. Drive a new way home from work. Sign up for a class that interests you. Talk to someone you see regularly but have never approached before. You’ll soon see that stepping outside your routine doesn’t have to be so scary.
Listen to Your Gut
You’ll need to get to know yourself if you want to leave your comfort zone. Typically, doing so involves making waves among the people you know. When you make big changes in your own life, those things tend to affect the people close to you. They may not always be supportive. Therefore, you must listen to your instincts and know yourself well when you set out to leave your rut behind. Doing so will help you to prepare for any resistance you encounter from others and yourself.
Most of all, take some action. Each step will become easier as you go and will build upon the last. Keep going. Follow your plan, and you’ll figure out the details as you go along.