You're going along at a breakneck pace. Making plans, making lists, checking off one item after another, and feeling proud of yourself -- and maybe a little exhausted. It feels like you're really getting somewhere in your business, in your blog, in your artistic projects.
And then... something happens. One day you wake up and everything's different.
You can't get out of bed -- you pull the covers over your head. Just five more minutes (or five more hours). All those exciting plans become daunting tasks, and your to-do-lists might as well be thirty miles long. In fact, when you look them over, you realize how many items weren't necessary at all, and you feel like a big goof for getting sidetracked.
And your emotions? They come in layers, like baklava. Fear, guilt, dread, fatigue, sadness, anger... more fear. It's hard to sort them out because as soon as you reach one layer, there's another one underneath.
In short? You're stuck. Overworked. Overwhelmed. Overextended.
I'm sure this happens to most of us at some point in our lives. Maybe we work ourselves too hard, maybe personal problems get in the way, maybe we take on more than we can handle. Maybe we lose direction.
The good news? Getting stuck can actually be a great opportunity. Not only can we come out of it, but we can do so stronger and more confident than before, with a better sense of what's truly important.
How? Well, this is something I'm experimenting with right this very moment. I'll throw around some suggestions in part II of this post, but for now, I believe that the first step is admitting you're stuck. Because admitting a problem is usually the first step to solving it -- or so I've been told.
So here we go: My name is Sarah, and I'm stuck!
Are you stuck, too? If not, I'm so very happy for you, I can't even express it. I'll make sure to address prevention in another post. But if you're in the same boat (or baklava) as me, by all means, speak up! We can work though this together.
Now that it's posted, check out the next part of this post! Thanks for reading, thanks for being awesome, and have a sequintastic day!