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  •  Seriously... (7+ / 0-)

    did you write this with me in mind?

    "In a rut."  

    "In a holding pattern."

    "Hitting the wall."

    "Drifting."

    "Out of ideas."

    "Finding it hard to take the next step."

    "Same sh*t, different day."

    However you think of it, the result is the same: you're stuck.  

    We've all been there, at one time or another. It might have been in school, in the workplace, or a relationship. We might've been working toward a particular goal, and for whatever reason, plateaued at some point before reaching it.

    A dieter unable to shift those last few pounds.

    The dreaded ABD (All But Dissertation) in grad school.

    I get to choose, and I choose love.

    by Melanie in IA on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:27:51 PM PST

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    •  Experience is more universal than we realize (6+ / 0-)

      When I say "we've all been there," I'm not kidding! Well, some folks are lucky enough to skip this, but most of us aren't. It's recognizing it and learning to have a different response to it that helps you break out of the rut.

      I'm a big fan of CBT to nudge things along. The more aware you are of what's going on---the more mindful you can be of both causes of your behaviors and the effect they are having on your quality of life---and the more deliberate your responses to them, the harder it is to allow yourself to stay stuck.

      "When did it fall apart? Sometime in the '80s / When the great and the good gave way to the greedy and the mean." - Billy Bragg

      by Vacationland on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 05:34:10 PM PST

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