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Actually, I have no extraordinary advice to give. But when I'm passing through hard times, I keep thinking to myself one phrase: "Be strong. Have faith. Go on, you can do it". It's quite simple, but it usually helps me a lot.
The main reason I'm commenting here is because I'm kind of stuck in life and just realized I had no inspirations until now. So I wanna say I WAS stuck, because after reading your post and listening to Gabe Dixon's All Will Be Well, I found motivation. Books, movies, songs, all these things inspire me, but mostly, I got caught by people who are living similar moments as I am as well. This is what really gives me inspiration, I mean, the fact that I'm not alone and we are all moving on. So thank you very much.
And again... Be strong. Have faith. Go on, you can do it.

I've been working for myself from home for over a year now, and I can totally relate to everything you've said.

My biggest problem, I've realised recently, is that I overestimate how many things I can get done in one day, so when the day's over and I haven't ticked everything off my list I feel guilty. So I've tried to cut back a bit, start small, and most importantly, go easier on myself.

As with everything, it's a process, a journey. It needs to be maintained. Another realisation I've had recently is this; do what works for you. Sometimes, sitting on the couch with my laptop in front of the TV all day helps me work better, and other days I sit in silence in my home office. It all depends on what feels right for me :)

I hope that helps! All will be well :)

Fantastic. EXACTLY what I needed to read today.
No advice to give. Just enormous gratitude for advice received.

Sometimes, I say that I can do something for an hour and that's all it takes to get me going. Inertia is based on my fears. I want to do things perfectly and have to realize that I cannot.

Samantha - That's great advice! Having positive affirmations and repeating them during tough times is a great way to get unstuck. I'm glad this post helped you too!

SH - Excellent advice! I, too, overestimate how much I can do every day and often feel let down when I don't complete every task. Thanks for sharing your advice!

Pauline - Awesome! I'm so glad this was what you needed to read. Just so you know -- the first day of putting my own advice to work went really well for me. I hope it helps you as much as it helped me!

Syd - That's a great idea. If I told myself I was going to work on something for just an hour, I bet I would get really into it and keep going for much longer. And it's also really important not to hold on to the notion of "perfect." That's something I need to keep in mind. Thanks for the advice!

When I am stuck, I try not to beat myself up about it...easier said than done, I know. But I believe we are stuck for a reason - maybe we just need that time to recoop, gather up our energy and get ready to take on the task at hand. And I always find, without fail, that when it is time to get unstuck, the universe will provide me with some sort of sign that kicks my butt into gear. Such as this post in my inbox this morning. Perfect timing. Great post, thank you so much for sharing. Great song too!

Kristine - That's a great way of looking at it: maybe we're stuck for a reason. I feel like now that I've gotten unstuck things are really looking up and maybe I wouldn't have felt so optimistic if I hadn't been stuck in the first place! Glad you enjoyed this post and thanks so much for your advice!

I just try to do what feels good in the moment. That may sound cheesy or unproductive, but it can be applied to various situations — and it means trusting your gut, not necessarily falling into a trap of "I should" do this or "I should" be more like that. If I want to clean up and then read a book and then go to sleep, great. But if what I really want to do is just sleep, maybe that's what my body needs. Maybe that's what I need. If I don't feel like writing, I'll do something else creative or inspiring instead, and without fail something WILL inspire me to create and write.

I just wish I could make other people do the same thing...watching people who are stuck (more stuck than I am, because of course we all get stuck from time to time, whether it's a daily occurrence or a major life situation) makes me paranoid that maybe I am actually more stuck than I think at times. Sometimes it's hard to stand your ground and not feel sucked into the misery of your company.

Hello,
I really appricate the way you write .Hats off to you . ..i read some posts by you nd must say your each post is beautifully written .I am not a perfect writer like you but some
times i just try to write what comes in my heart.
keep writing like this ...All the best!!

MPOF - Doing what feels good in the moment is important. Often our bodies (and minds) tell us what we really need. What's critical is to really listen to them and not be distracted by other, less important thoughts. I also completely agree with how you feel about getting sucked into others stuck-ness. It's so important to stay focused on people who inspire you to get unstuck!

Anu - Thanks so much for your sweet comment! I'm so glad you enjoy the posts. Writing is what I love to do so it means a lot to read your words of appreciation. Thanks for reading!

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