Self-care when you’re stuck

When you’re stuck: There’s no doubt that we can all find it difficult to be busy or productive at certain times: especially now when most of us are at home. We feel stressed and even more depressed during these challenging times simply because the downtime affects our daily activities and goals.

For example, I can swear I’ve been a victim of feeling like I do not know what to do or what I’m doing. So if you can sympathize up to this point, dear reader, you’re not alone.

You will find that if this problem continues for a long time, it will affect you so much that it may become a threat to your well-being.

And that’s why today’s post is about five tips on how to stay positive and take care of ourselves.

5 self-care tips for when you're feeling stuck

Positive self-talk

Positive self-talk is one of the most effective ways to boost self-confidence and combat negative thoughts.

Make it a habit to say positive words to yourself every morning when you wake up like;
– I can do this
– I am capable
– I am not a failure.
You’ll quickly find that these persuasive yet simple words will help you stay motivated and productive.

You can also get some books that will help you start practicing positive self-talk.

Have a routine

I can more or less bet that routines have changed for all of us in the last almost two years, making it harder to maintain a sense of normalcy and the healthy habits we’ve worked hard to build.

But the more we stick to a new routine, the easier it becomes.

Structure and consistency will help you create a new normal that aligns everything you want to accomplish.

Not only that, but routines also help you ensure that the crucial things in life take priority. When you incorporate high-priority tasks into your routine, you’re more likely to achieve your goals.

Do what you love, love what you do.

If you do not love this part of the work, you do not love what you do. And that’s what “love what you do” really means.

It means loving the work that you do every day.

It’s the love you feel for your work that ultimately leads to happiness and fulfillment.

Set realistic goals

Goals should be realistic. It’s good to dream and challenge yourself, but your goals should relate to your strengths and abilities.

For example, I wouldn’t set a goal to write 3 or more blog posts in a single day. Why? I would be lying to myself as I have other commitments such as studying and raising a barely two-year-old.

So, dear reader, try to schedule as much as you know you can accomplish.

Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself to overcome feeling stuck. Figure out how to stop comparing yourself negatively to others and ask for help when needed.

Ways to believe in yourself when life gets rough

Practice gratitude

Perhaps you’ve heard that gratitude is the key to “being unstuck”? Gratitude is a point that you can’t miss out on while talking about self-care when you’re stuck. 

The quality of being grateful, the willingness to show and return kindness works wonders.

It’s a game you can play to break the deadlock: Crappy Feelings.

That is;

  • Appreciate the person you are
  • Be grateful for what you have
  • Be thankful for your good health
  • Write in a gratitude journal
  • Make a list of the things that have impressed you lately

continue reading: How to avoid negativity

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