Saturday, November 6, 2010

Getting ‘unstuck’

When life gives you two weeks out of 4 to function with it can be really frustrating. Same goes for being stuck in a difficult financial situation. Sometimes we just feel stuck and finding the adhesive remover is usually easier said than done. I count myself lucky to have a strong line of communication with my spouse but when my sounding board is feeling stuck things can get tricky.

Finding out what grinds your nerves and then coming up with long or short term solutions to fix the problem can help alleviate some of the stress associated with feeling stuck in a given situation. What are the triggers that find a way of wreaking your day? Are any of the triggers things that can be easily fixed or avoided?

Like I mentioned in the intro paragraph, just because you can find a solution doesn’t mean it will be easy. When stuff like this arises I usually go into duct tape mode. “So I can’t change this, what can I change” then find a way to do it as quickly/cheaply/easily as possible.

But if you’re still not finding your groove out of stuckville maybe it’s time to bring in the Calvary? Sometimes reaching out to a professional (family therapist, professional organizer, life coach or business guru etc...) or to people who are in similar situation can be valuable, if for nothing else you will learn that you’re not alone and that this to shall pass.