Life can be particularly challenging at times when we experience uncertainty, change, or loss–even grief.
Painful life experiences often bring on feelings of anxiety, fear, anger or sadness.
These negative emotions disrupt our sense of peace and well-being. Joy and happiness can then become moving targets that might seem like they're just out of reach.
I'm here to tell you that doesn't have to be the case. All the magic you want and need is right in front of you, and all you need is the willingness to do the work.
I offer my "Breakthrough exercise: getting unstuck" as a means to create a strategy to reframe the lives we live and to cultivate a resilient mindset.
I hope you'll find, as I have and still do, that following these five simple steps, openly and honestly, provides a way to get "unstuck" in relationships, careers, and indeed in our minds.
These steps will help you reframe, and model past experiences where you were stuck or struggling, but somehow, you found a way through, over, or around the obstacle.
Doing this, you will identify the pathways you took to overcome a challenging situation, and know that if you did it once, you could do it again.
How to do the exercise?
Put aside 20 minutes, and in your journal, answer these five steps honestly and without mental filtering. It is always best to write by hand, rather than on a computer, as that helps the brain to slow down, to process and make sense of your experience.