Quick fix for Feeling Stuck or Overwhelmed

We all have moments (or days or weeks, etc.) of feeling overwhelmed or stuck. Sometimes I feel like a stick stuck in the sand!

I find the best and quickest solution is to take a few minutes to unwind, de-stress and slow down. This could be as quick as a cup of tea or as long as a slow walk in nature. I usually suggest that my clients take a moment to consider what would work best in their life at that time. You want to choose something that is quick and easily fits into your lifestyle. Here are some quick suggestions to get you started.

Take 5-1o minutes to …

  • Breath deeply.
  • Move your body: Stretch; walk around; stand up if you’ve been sitting; sit on the floor instead of the couch; dance around; etc.
  • Send a note to a friend.
  • Write in a journal.
  • Enjoy a cup of tea or cocoa or a refreshing glass of water.
  • Listen to your favorite song.
  • Play with a child or a pet.
  • Look at something beautiful.
  • Start a new project.
  • Go outside.
  • Sit quietly with yourself.
  • Drive without listening to the radio.
  • Ask for support.
  • Take your first step toward a special dream.
  • Do something different during your day!

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What might you do differently to slow down and get unstuck? Please share your ideas with a comment!

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3 comments to Quick fix for Feeling Stuck or Overwhelmed

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  • Great tips Rena! It’s comforting to know that everybody feels stressed and overwhelmed at times. We’re human, after all. Doing something different, anything, can help give us a jolt of positive energy. I like to find a few tranquil moments by just focusing totally on the present moment. That quiet stillness gives me peace and renews my spirit.