Sometimes we are just stuck. Like stuck in the mire of things. We don't know which way to go. Just like in nature, it can happen within ourselves.
Being "muddled in the middle" is
uncomfortable and irritating. It makes us cranky and confused. After
all, being muddled, is not a nice place to be.
Getting unstuck takes time. Sometimes it takes getting a new attitude or perspective.
Here are some strategies:
Strategy 1 - Realize it takes time to get unstuck, time has to pass.
Strategy 2 - Forgive yourself for being in the middle. Stop fussing and just be.
Strategy 3 - Watch out for procrastination
distractions. Know what your usual procrastination activities are and
limit them. Too much time spent procrastinating will prolong your
Strategy 4 - Make time for fun. Muddled time requires "funouts" - a "funout" is like a timeout but instead of being a time of punishment it is time spent having fun.
5 - Don't go it alone. Talk to a trusted friend or your coach about
being in the middle. Just the act of talking about it may help you pass
well though this stage of life.
If you are in the middle of the muddle, what advice do you have to share?
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