Do You Ever Feel Stuck in Your Job?
No one likes feeling stuck. It’s a moment in time when we know we lack progress. The feeling of achievement through progress has been noted as a significant factor with the feeling of happiness. If we are not sensing progress, we feel stuck and frustrated.
When it comes to a job or our chosen career path, it’s quite common to hit specific sticking points where we are moving through change. Maybe we have maxed out a skill-set, perhaps we feel done with a certain 9-5 and want to make a move, perhaps we are wanting to move up the ladder but don’t know where we fit it. This is the time, when this “stuck-ness” enters in, to check in with another part of us for the answer.
Consider feeling stuck can be a consequence of any aspect of life. I consulted with a gentleman where he came to me frustrated about where to grow his business. He was looking at significant expansion and torn between his family time and the amount of energy he would have to dedicate to this new venture. He felt stuck.
I asked him what his prime motive was for wanting to build this more prominent company, and he said just seemed like the next step after mastering the first tier of his company. He was earning a good return on his property investments and rentals and thought he was getting bored and was ready to grow. That’s where I stepped in.
I suggested that the stuck he was feeling may be coming not from his business, but from somewhere else. He was conflicted in his values, and he didn’t seem inspired by this new, expansive direction.
I asked him if his boredom could be coming from somewhere else, and instead of deciding on expanding the company out of boredom and stuck, that he explore having fun with his family and in his personal life. I said to commit to having fun with your family for the next couple of months, exhaust yourself in jest, and then re-check in with yourself to see if you are still interested in expanding the company.
Months later, he is still having fun, playing more with his kids, is enjoying the rewards of his rentals, and has postponed the expansion.
He was bored and stuck because he wasn’t having fun in life. He feels more free and alive while not compromising his values for a perceived pleasure seeking venture that would have cost him much time and energy with his young family.
If you are feeling stuck in a job or at work, here is an exercise you can do to lift yourself to a new awareness and reveal to yourself what your next step is.
1. Shift your Structure: Tip your head upward toward the ceiling so your head is tilted back on a 45-degree angle. As your head is tipped back, this shuts off the noise of the brain and has you internally become more clear and quiet.
2. Whisper to Yourself: With a quieter mind, eyes closed, ask yourself, “what is my next step?” or “what would I love to do with time right now?” or “what skill would I love to learn?”. By asking curious questions, you tap into your intuition and access a higher level of conscious awareness. You must be willing to ask the question.
3. Wait: After asking the question, you must be willing to wait for the answer to come to you. And when I mean “come to you” what I am saying is that you are not searching for an answer. Your intuition speaks to you and places the ‘next step’ in your awareness. Be open to what you might hear. You may be surprised that the answer has nothing to do with what you thought. Maybe it is something completely foreign like ‘read this book’ or ‘go bungee jumping’. Your intuition knows what your next step is. It knows what you truly crave and what will be most beneficial for you at this moment in your life. Let it speak to you.
So to get unstuck and make progress, speak with your intuition. Tip your head back, ask a good question, and wait for the answer. Be open to something ridiculously amazing coming through.
Love and Light,
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