It isn’t easy to get your shit together, which is why so many of us feel out of control. If you want to get unstuck, try these 16 strategies.
The new catch phrase sweeping the Internet is “being stuck.” What does being stuck actually mean? Basically, we all get into ruts where we feel helpless and out of control. A normal human response means we sometimes want to sit and wallow in our own pity party. But as the saying goes, “The show must go on.”
Try these 16 things to get your shit together and get unstuck
The only one who can get you unstuck is you. If you want to get your shit together and get back on track, it is within your control. Stop blaming others or feeling as if life keeps you back. You have the power to change things around you. If you take steps to change your behavior, you will instantly see a transformation in your life. [Read: What should I do with my life to make it better?]
#1 Let go. Those things keeping us stuck most often lie in the past. If you want to get your shit together, it takes letting go of your past. It doesn’t matter that your parents weren’t loving, or that your husband cheated on you. All of those things stay in the past. They lost their power to touch or affect you if you don’t allow them.
Make a commitment to leave the past where it belongs—in the past. Always stay focused on what the potential of the future holds, without clouding it with what you have witnessed or experienced in the past.
#2 Stop saying “I can’t.” One of the most destructive phrases in the human language is “I can’t.” Sure, there are times when you really can’t do something like be superhuman or cure cancer on your own. If you stop saying to yourself that you simply can’t change, turn things around, or make your life anything but what it is, then guess what? It will always be the same.
Just removing the phrase “I can’t” changes things dramatically. Like a personal roadblock, putting a limiting factor on your life never ends well or helps you to accomplish your goals. It only makes you give up before even trying. [Read: 19 life quotes to motivate you to live a better life]
#3 Take the reins. Stop waiting for a catalyst to change. The only thing motivating you to move forward is you. Wake up every day giving yourself a task. It doesn’t have to be grand like running a marathon; assign something as minute as the act of getting out of bed. Once accomplished, you will be able to move onto the next thing. Your goals grow bigger and bigger until you move past whatever limitation keeps you stuck.
#4 Clean up your mess. Both physically and mentally, clean up your mess. If your home is a mess, your workplace is a mess, and your car is barely driveable. It is difficult to focus and pay attention to what is important.
Look around, is your life in disarray and chaos physically? Usually, the condition of your environment reflects more of your emotional state. Start to clean up things physically, and you’ll instantly find more attic room in your thought process.
In the same respect, clean up your mess emotionally. If you have issues with someone or something, stop letting them fester and eat away at you. Resolve those things keeping you stuck and vow to make amends with people and situations in your life seeking to slow you down, stop you, or make it tough to find your focus. [Read: 12 ways to ignore someone who mentally stresses you]