Are You Stuck in a Rut and Can’t Get Up?

“I don’t know what to do.” “I feel stuck.” “I’m in a rut.” Those are words I hear frequently from clients. Life feels stalled. All those big hopes and dreams you once had for yourself seem like they’re on a distant horizon or even in another universe altogether.

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Are You Stuck in a Rut and Can’t Get Up?

Reprinted with permission from Listen: Trusting Your Inner Voice in Times of Crisis, by Lynn A. Robinson, published by Globe Pequot Press (2010).

“I don’t know what to do.” “I feel stuck.” “I’m in a rut.” Those are words I hear frequently from clients. Life feels stalled. All those big hopes and dreams you once had for yourself seem like they’re on a distant horizon or even in another universe altogether. How do you begin to get yourself going again? Your inner wisdom can help!

Intuition is an infallible guide for letting you know when you need a change and also what direction to take. Here’s an easy way to think about it… If you feel excited, interested or passionate about something, that’s your intuition.

Conversely, if you feel bored, uninterested, and/or drained by something, that’s your intuition communicating change is needed. Go in a new direction.

How about you? Here’s a list of questions to ask yourself.

I want to be in a different job next year.

I like my career, but feel I’m in the wrong position.

I long for the weekends when I can work on
my hobbies or other interests.

There are other career choices that have always
fascinated me and I’d like to check them out.

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I need to find something new that’s fresh
and creative.

I feel I’ve done everything I can to change a
bad relationship. I’m convinced it won’t get better and yet
I can’t seem to leave.

My work has become predictable and boring.

I have other interests but I never or rarely
pursue them.

I hardly ever have time for creative or spiritual pursuits.

I find myself daydreaming a lot about
switching careers.

I don’t like where I am in life, but I also don’t know
what I want either.

I think about change, but I get stuck in inaction.

I feel excited about a new career direction but
can’t figure out a way to earn a living at it.

I long for a way to make a contribution to my
community but don’t feel I can do it in my present work.

My life feels out of balance. (Too much work and
not enough time for family, social and personal time.)

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Lynn A. Robinson
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