Category: feeling stuck


When I wrote the other day, I was so horribly stuck. And the thing is that this is not uncommon, not for me and probably not for you. I’ve managed to come un-stuck, for the moment at least, though I know that it will happen again.

Writing that little blog and sharing it and Leo’s blog with you was great. It broke the cycle that I was in of feeling like I couldn’t ever get everything done and that it was all completely hopeless.  I felt freer and happier after I sent it off.

So what were the little steps that I took?

  • After reading  Leo’s blog I had a little mental review of all had to do and told myself that all the tasks in my head that were clamouring for my attention would wait until later.
  • Then with my head clear I could actually recognise that I felt really rough. I went out and bought some cough medicine. 
  • Then I made a cup of tea and actually enjoyed it. 
  • Then I posted up my blog. This gave me a real thrill (it always does even if it’s a little blog) and made me feel so much better that I was more inspired afterwards.  I felt brighter, more cheerful and have had a couple of days of far more enjoyable work.
  • Finally I took care of all the normal evening tasks and got ready for work the next day with a much clearer head.

This might not seem a lot to some of you, but I think for anyone who gets stuck, anything that changes where you are is worth its weight in gold and those things can be anything.

I’d love you to share any of the tips that work for you and that you use to come un-stuck.


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Feeling Stuck?

Yesterday and today I’ve been really stuck, I realised partly why when I came down with a cold this morning, but like so many people who work for themselves the voice in the head tells you to be productive and don’t waste the day! All those tasks that need to be done crying “me, me” a little like the mice in Bagpuss.  
So rather than do anything, you feel utterly stuck, never a nice feeling, and no idea where to start.
 So I stopped trying to do everything and instead took a break from worrying and had a little google which found me this article by one of my favourite bloggers.

Read it if you are ever stuck