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Staying Stuck is Bad for Your Health

In what area of your life do you feel stuck? Your job? Your relationship? Where you live? Now take a minute to really think about where that shows up in your life. If you feel stuck in your job, does it only affect you while you're at work?

My guess is no. It probably shows up at other times like...

  • When you're hanging out with your family on Sunday and dreading the start of the work week.

  • When you get home from work or sign out for the day and you're irritable and snippy with those around you.

  • When you reach for the 2nd or 5th glass of wine, cookie, bowl of popcorn, etc. because you've had a long day.

  • When you wake up in the morning and your first thought is "ugh" and it takes every ounce of willpower you have to make yourself get up and start the day.

And that's just the outward symptoms! Feeling stuck takes its toll on your body too.

Dreading each day can become fatigue, depression and anxiety.

Feeling constantly irritable and stressed puts your adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormone, at a constant high which can weaken your immune system and cause you to get sick.

Using food or alcohol to numb your stress can become extra weight and poor sleep.

Instead of accepting this as just part of life. Start asking yourself if you want to feel this way.

If the answer is no, it's time to make a change. Most of us don't go after the things we want because we're afraid we'll fail, or we won't like it, or it won't work out the way we think it will. But if any of this sounds familiar to you, where you currently are isn't working.

Staying where you are means things will stay the same. Going for something new opens up the possibility of living the exact life you want.

For the next couple of days, notice how the area of your life where you feel stuck spills over to other areas. Keep track of how and where it does. Then ask yourself if that's how you want to feel and show up. Bringing awareness to the real impact in your life of staying stuck can help the idea of making a change seem less scary.


I’m a life coach helping women get unstuck so they can live the life they want and I have one on one coaching spots available.

What is a life coach? ✨Someone who holds a judgment-free space for you to share your thoughts and feelings. ✨Someone who provides you with a neutral, objective perspective. ✨Someone who believes you can get the results you want and will support you every step of the way. ✨Someone who challenges you to level-up and be the best version yourself. ✨Someone who may say things you won't want to hear, but always says them with love. ✨An investment in yourself that you deserve.


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