Why big changes are important when feeling stuck

Do you feel stuck in your life now? Feeling stuck can be a result of many factors. It can be financial problems, loss of job, loneliness, boredom, or just a sense of angst about your life and direction. It might be that your days are busy, and you hardly have time to eat. But, just before bed, you settle down and think to yourself, "Is this all there is?" If this is about you, now it’s the time for a big change in your life. Small change won’t do it. Simply changing your feelings or activity is not going to be enough. You need big changes. Big changes can shake-up your patterns and outlook. If done properly, big changes can create new energy, new happiness, and a new outlook on your life and possibilities. There is no reason to feel stuck anymore. Life is too exciting to be missed, to be forgotten or to be passed on by. Let’s discuss now all the possible elements you might consider in your life now which are ripe for big changes. One or more of these might be just the right recipe for getting unstuck in your life right now!

How to change your work

It is easy to get stuck in your work. The most common situation is working for too long in the area which you are good at but no longer enjoy or care about. Worst, it is just to assume that this is who you are and that is what you do; and you don’t even consider anything else until…..the layoff or retirement.

The best way to get unstuck at work is to change your work from a job to a vocation. A job has limits. It only lasts as long as external forces allow it. With vocation, you do work which feels like a play and it lasts a lifetime.

What are your natural gifts? Who can benefit from them now? Get creative. What products or services could you sell, which has features and benefits for others? Whether you want to work for yourself or others, refocusing on your core interests and abilities are the best way to get unstuck at work.

How to change your relationships

Do you have someone special in your life that supports your dreams, desires and future goals? If so, this is wonderful. No need to make a change here. Do you have a spouse or significant other who is not growing at the rate that you are? Are they always critical of you? Do they always put you down and treat your dreams as foolish? Do you not feel loved and supported for what you want and who you are? It’s time for a new relationship. First, end the relationship which is no longer replenishing your soul with joy, laughter, and companionship. Then, you can find someone, with whom you can be more compatible for the next phase of your life. With a better soul mate by your side, you will feel more like sharing, loving, and supporting. Stuck in a bad relationship? That’s time for a big change here.

How to change your financial situation

Do you feel burdened by your money? Do the bills seem endless with no hope in sight? Big changes are needed here. First, get control over where you are spending your money and how you are earning it. Understand that there is a difference between want and need. Money will only behave exactly how you decide to treat it. Then, make sure you are making money doing what you love. As a result, you will be more careful with your money. When you make money doing what you don’t like, you’ll spend it more quickly on almost anything just to make up for the empty way you are feeling. Start to keep track of your money. Make new goals on where to spend and how to save your money. Best is to share your new money plans with your family members, so everyone can participate. Your financial situation can only change if you change.

How to change your health

Do you have the daily health that you seek? Do you have the energy that you had twenty years ago? You could if you made big changes here. Are you exercising on a daily basis with activities that you enjoy? Are you eating healthy? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you able to get short naps during the day? If you answered these questions with too many negative answers, then, a big change is needed here. Set a new series of goals for yourself. Maybe, it’s a marathon to run, a weight to lose, or just a decision to start from. All of us are wired to live to 100 if we take care of our health. There is so much to explore and experience in this world, don’t shortage yourself or your life. Get healthy now!

How to change your emotions

Are you tired of always feeling down and negative? Then you need big change here as well. The way you think and the questions you feed yourself will determine your overall mood. Start a journal. Answer this question before bed, "I learned the following about myself today." Do this for 30 days and then examine what you wrote. This will help you to make a big change with your emotions. When you wake up in the morning, answer these questions, "What is possible for me, and what I am grateful for?" Only you can change your emotional state. Stop waiting for others to make you feel better. This is an area that requires big changes from you.

How about your living location

Do you feel stuck where you live? Move!!! Only big changes will solve this. Maybe you are tired of living in a big city, and you yearn for a slower lifestyle. Maybe you live in the country and you would love to live in a big city. In this country and this world there are so many places to live and experience, there is no reason to settle for living in areas which don’t make you feel alive and hopeful. There are also many opportunities to change your environment which can lift your spirit and sense of adventure. Where would you really love to live? Find out more about those places. Take the steps now to move there!

How to change your habits

It is easy to settle into bad habits. It is hard to change. Do you have any addictions or just habits which seem to slow you down? This is an area ready for big changes. The way to change unhealthy habits is to replace them with new behavior which is more useful, healthier, and which makes you feel better about yourself. Big changes in this area will give you big leverage in your life now!

How about your friends

Do you have the right friends? Are your friends supportive? Do you feel good when you are around your circle of friends? Does your current circle of friends share your interests? Do you come home after spending time with these people and feel wonderful? Or you come home wondering why you wasted your time. Making big changes and acquiring new friends can make all the difference for you if you are feeling stuck in this area.

Big changes are needed when you are stuck

Big changes are needed when you feel stuck and feel like your life is drifting in a direction which no longer works for you. There are many people who will advise you not to make a change,because it is too risky, not practical, and silly. But remember this is your one life to live and only YOU know how you feel and only YOU have the power to make positive changes. Are you feeling stuck in one or more areas of your life? Then, now is the time for BIG changes, nothing less. As a result, your life will be brighter, more joyful, and simply happier!

I'll be cheering you on as you go!

Craig Nathanson

Author's Bio: 

Craig is a 25 year management veteran, Executive coach, college professor, author, and workshop leader. Also, Craig Nathanson is The Vocational Coach helping people and organizations thrive in their work and life.

Craig Nathanson is the founder of The Best Manager , workshops and products aimed at bringing out the best in those who manage and lead others.