There are times in my life when I feel mentally, emotionally and yes, physically hopeless. Nothing seems to move in the direction I want it to and I feel bogged down by my own helplessness. In a word, I feel stuck! Do you feel that way too sometimes?

I have tried to pretend I’m not feeling that way – but it doesn’t work. I’ve tried to ‘unstick’ myself by berating myself. That does no good either. In more recent years, I’ve used gratitude as a way to climb out of the hole I find myself in. Focusing on all that’s good in my life and working on it seems to help.  Other ways I’ve found useful are to express my feelings to others. No, I don’t expect answers or solutions from them. I just need to vent and I feel better. Writing has helped immensely too.

For me, this feeling of being stuck is an indicator that I need to make some changes in my life and attitude. Knowing that this feeling is a passing one is what makes me feel good. I just let things go, acknowledge how I feel, allow myself to be stay with that feeling and pretty soon I begin to see how I need to change, areas I need to grow in.

And sometimes inspirational quotes are all you need when you feel stuck! So here are some for you.

Inspiration When You Feel Stuck

 

Inspiration When You Feel Stuck

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Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

Surrender to what is. Say ‘yes’ to life—and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you. – Eckhart Tolle

Inspiration When You Feel Stuck

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You can do anything – but not everything. – David Allen

Sometimes it takes more courage to ask for help than to act alone. – Ken Petti

If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. – Frank A Clark

We make a living from what we get. We make a life from what we give. – Winston Churchill

Someday is not a day of the week.  – Janet Dailey

When it is dark enough, you can see starts. – Charles A Beard

Here is a rule to remember when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, “This is a misfortune,” but “To bear this worthily is good fortune.” – Marcus Aurelius

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart…. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. – Carl Jung

We all go through phases like this, and unless you’re suffering from depression or some health issue, the phase will pass. Know that.

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