Simple tips to overcome being stuck or overwhelmed

We all have had times when we get stuck, are forced to make a change or become overwhelmed from dealing a difficult situation.

My clients have faced challenges such as:

๐Ÿ‘‰ being unexpectedly fired โ€“ despite doing great work.
๐Ÿ‘‰ coping with a child who had cancer, or a loved one who was very ill.
๐Ÿ‘‰ dealing with their own diagnosis of cancer, or other personal-health issue.
๐Ÿ‘‰ hating their job, despite being good at it, and unclear about next steps.
๐Ÿ‘‰ parenting challenging kids and trying not to let the struggle take over their lives.
๐Ÿ‘‰ debating whether to take an attractive promotion, yet unsure if thatโ€™s what they truly wanted.
๐Ÿ‘‰ deciding whether to stay or leave their spouse.
๐Ÿ‘‰ feeling exhausted just “going through the motions,” and ready to start living in a more intentional way.

All of these clients saw positive outcomes โ€“ even though their situations didn’t necessarily change.

Different approaches helped different people, but there was one thing that consistently helped everyone with their next steps:

Radical self-care.

When these individuals truly put themselves first โ€“ consistently and in a positive way โ€“ they found more clarity, peace and joy. Who doesn’t want more of that?

What does radical self-care mean?

It goes beyond bubble baths, even though those are great!

Healthy eating and exercise are part of it, but radical self-care includes:

๐Ÿ‘‰ saying “NO” to people and things that drain you.
๐Ÿ‘‰ taking time to meditate, journal or find our own stillness every day.
๐Ÿ‘‰ allowing ourselves to feel all our emotions and not just distract ourselves from pain–it is the quickest way to move through our emotions.
๐Ÿ‘‰ purposely finding things that give you joy–like taking my dog to the ‘dog beach.’
๐Ÿ‘‰ intentionally scheduling your priorities, ones that give you wellness every day.
๐Ÿ‘‰ being kind and gentle with yourself โ€“ which means sometimes eating the cookie โ€“ if that helps you get through the day.
๐Ÿ‘‰ getting support, whatever that means to you.

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