21 Things To Do When You Feel Stuck in Life

There are times when we feel stuck, and find it hard to get motivated.

It may seem like we can’t quite get out of this rut, and spend days neglecting our responsibilities.

Now while it’s difficult to be motivated all the time, applying simple habits to our daily life does increase the chance of getting unstuck and can add a boost to our energy and motivation.

Here are 21 tips for when you feel stuck:

  1. Get Exercise Daily

    Exercise makes us feel good and tends to boost our mood.

    We feel healthier when we exercise and more motivated to take on the day.

  2. Create a Good Morning Routine

    A good morning routine has the power to enhance your day.

    Wake up earlier, enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea, or work on a productive task to get you motivated.

  3. Keep a Journal

    Journaling collects our thoughts and gives us a bit of insight into our daily lives.

    You can get motivated by writing down your short term goals or plans for the future.

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  4. Learn Something New

    Learning something new sparks a bit of excitement within ourselves.

    Get Motivated by picking a topic or activity that interests you, and immerse yourself in the learning process.

  5. Believe in Yourself

    It’s easy to get caught up in self-doubt that causes you to feel unmotivated to do anything.

    Start to believe in yourself. You can do this by:

    • Making a list of your strengths.

    • Be kind to yourself

    • Set boundaries with others

    • Celebrate your wins

    • Escape your comfort zone

  6. Set Positive Affirmations

    Setting positive affirmations can help you to get unstuck.

    These are gentle reminders that help to keep you motivated throughout the day.

    You can use affirmations such as:

    • I am worthy

    • My possibilities are endless

    • I will achieve my goals

  7. Make Plans for the Future

    Making plans is a great way to get motivated.

    The act of planning gets you excited for what’s to come and gives you a bit of hope for the future.

    Start with small plans that you can accomplish this week, and then move on to making bigger plans for the following months or years.

  8. Embrace Your Failures

    Failing is not an easy feeling to sit with, but instead of completely giving up- maybe you could try to change your perspective.

    After all, how many successful people that we know have failed 100 times before they succeeded?

    Try to start embracing your failures and learning from them. Get motivated to fail more and learn more.

  9. Set Realistic Goals

    Goal-Setting is a sure way to go on and get motivated quickly.

    But the key is to set REALISTIC goals, that you can aim for and conquer.

    If you set unrealistic goals, you may become disappointed if you don’t reach them- which may cause you to become even more unmotivated.

  10. Create To-do Lists

    Start getting more organized and create to-do lists.

    When we feel unmotivated, our responsibilities and tasks often suffer.

    By creating a to-do list, you can stay on track and accomplish your goals and tasks with ease.

  11. Listen to a Motivational Podcast

    Podcasts are a great way to tune in and get a daily dose of motivation! Did you know we have a podcast?

    If you want actionable steps towards creating a minimalist lifestyle, you can tune in here.

  12. Read a Motivational Book

    Dive deep into a good motivational book that will inspire you to get your creative juices flowing.

  13. Wake Up Earlier

    There’s that old saying, “ the early bird gets the worm.”

    Honestly, it couldn’t be more true.

    Waking up early has many benefits and helps you to feel more productive in life. You can find some tips on how to wake up earlier here.

  14. Make a Bucket List

    One way to try to motivate yourself is to make a Bucket List of things you would like to do in the next year.

    Perhaps this includes traveling to new destinations, trying a new hobby, meeting new people, etc.

  15. Take a Workshop or Class

    Try something new and get involved in a hands-on workshop or Class.

    This will inspire you to try something new and gives you something to look forward to.

  16. Learn a New Language

    Learning a new language will certainly keep your mind busy and even motivate you to travel or spend some time abroad.

    There are many benefits to learning a new language, and it gives you a way to communicate with others. Get motivated to meet the challenge!

  17. Create Something New

    One way to get motivated is to create something new. This could be a course, project, video, etc.

  18. Have a Rest Day

    Taking some time to rest is so important for your mental health.

    Sometimes when you are feeling defeated and unmotivated, you may just need the simple gift of rest.

    Try to put aside a day to relax and focus on self-care, and allow your mind to stay still for a while.

  19. Meditate Daily

    Speaking of your mind staying still, meditation could be the perfect opportunity to give your mind the rest it deserves.

    Practicing meditation has the power to increase happiness, improve sleep, and reduces stress.

    These all contribute to a Motivational boost.

  20. Drink More Water

    You may be thinking, what is the correlation between drinking water and motivation?

    Drinking more water enhances brain function and increases energy.

    When you feel more alert and energized, you’re more likely to feel more motivated to try something new or get involved in a task or activity.

  21. Complete Your Hardest Tasks First

    We always tend to put off the most difficult tasks that we need to do, am I right?

    Try to switch it up, and try completing the hardest tasks first. Perhaps when you feel most motivated in the morning. Tackling those tasks first frees up the rest of your day.


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