What to do when you Feel Stuck and Lost in Life

Updated: Mar 6

We all go through phases where nothing in Life seems to happen the way you wanted it to. There seems nothing to be in your control and there seems no way out. In these challenging times, it becomes essential to have faith and hope that things will change for the better. There are a few tools that can help you stay motivated when everything in your life sucks. Following tools help me stay hopeful & hopefully will be useful for you also:

1. Accept you are stuck

We all have inner resistance that keeps us in denial of the situation we are in. We do not like to accept the sad state of situation and try to put a normal facade showing everybody that everything is ok. But when we are in denial, we do not accept the situation for what it is. This not only makes us guilty of the imposter syndrome but also prevents us from taking steps to come out of the situation. Unless you accept that there is something wrong in the situation, you would never take any steps to change it. So, accept to yourself that your situation sucks and decide whether you want to remain this way or want to change it. If the answer is the latter, read on further.

2. Write about it this way

Journaling is the best way to connect to your subconscious mind. It reveals to us what we truly desire. Answer the following statements 5 times whenever you need motivation.

  1. Things you are grateful for

  2. Things or experiences that bring a feeling of fun and joy

  3. Things you are passionate about

Answer these 5 times daily and without thinking. Just answer them in a free flowing manner. Whatever comes to your mind, keep writing. Gradually, not only this will help you stay motivated during stuck times but also will bring about actual changes in your life. When you vibrate at a higher frequency, surrounding things automatically start to change. And staying connected to your passion, joy and gratitude makes you vibrate at a higher frequency. It may take time, but change will happen.

3. Do things that give you Joy

When through journaling, you understand what gives you Joy, then is the time to actually do things that give you Joy. It could be playing with your kid, pet, cooking, reading, researching, creativity, travelling, watching movies, series, documentaries, having deep conversations with your besties, spending time with family, working out, walking in nature etc. Practice more of what brings you Joy and you will feel inner peace. You may not have the luxury of time to do all the things that bring you Joy or do it the entire day but do take out at least half an hour to an hour for these daily. Because these are the actual experiences that make your life rich!

4. Visualise the Life you Desire

Most of us don't know what we want in our Life. Having a vision is crucial. It gives us a sense of direction to where we are going. It is like the guiding North Star in the chaotic sea of Life. You can visualise 3 ways:

1. Imagine you are 100

Imagine it is your last day on planet earth. When you look back at your life, how would you have wanted to spend it? Write it down. This is your ultimate big picture.