|Feeling Stuck - An Emotion Review|
At the moment, I feel stuck.
However, I know I'm not stuck. Plus, I live by being grateful for life no matter what's going on or what I'm feeling.
What we feel is king, so I suppose if I'm feeling stuck, I'm living that way, whether I know it or not.
Feeling stuck is new for me; it isn't something I've felt very often. In fact, I'm a bit confused by this emotion.
After Researching, Here are a Few Reasons That Might Make Us Feel Stuck:
There's a great deal of psychoanalysis online about what triggers this particular emotion.
1. We Aren't Living Our Own Values - For Me, Maybe?
There are certain things in my life that do not fit with my values, nothing major, subtle things. So I'm coping with this by trusting and accepting that I'm doing the right things, living the right way, and accepting that each of us has to find our way and live our truth. I'm falling back on that old quote: "There are two things you can't change, natural law and other people." So maybe this is one reason I feel stuck?
2. We're Losing Hope - For Me, No Chance
Ok, this is a bold-faced, no way! No matter what goes on in my life, I never lose hope. In fact, I live for hope. Every day is another chance; that's how I see life. I can cross this one off the list.
3. We Are Conflicted About Making Big Changes - For Me, This One is a Yes
Some changes are coming our way (I'm not sure when), and I am very conflicted about this. One thing that is saving me is prayer and the belief that when the change is made if it's made, it will be wonderful.
4. We Are Overdoing It, Feeling Burnt Out - For Me, This is a Yes
It isn't that I'm overdoing things physically (although I am sometimes guilty of this). The mental pressure of life's challenges is consuming me. I've been working on the mental strain of this quite a bit by meditating, praying, writing, watching movies, and doing the things that need to be done, so the list doesn't pile up.
5. We're Not Surrounded by Enough Like-Minded People - Yes, This is Big For Me
Obviously, we can't be around 'yes' people all the time. That's not what I'm missing.
I'm feeling alone in my beliefs, values, and tastes. Taking this one ridiculous step further, I miss being around people who like the music, topics, discussions, and general life chit-chat I do. Maybe the isolation of Covid is a significant contributor to this?
Writing has become my way of expressing myself and putting my beliefs and values out there. So I suppose I deal with this primarily via writing.
Those who know me know that I lost my mom last November. Both my parents have passed away.
I think feeling alone has a lot to do with this awful loss. I don't like living life without my parents. I absolutely hate it.
One of the craziest feelings I've had lately is that no one has my back. It is a ridiculous emotion because obviously, my family has my back! But the truth is, nobody can ever have my back as my parents did. Maybe I miss being someone's child, someone's daughter?
So I'm dealing with this feeling of aloneness by building upon my self-reliance. Even though I'm part of a big family, I'm working harder than ever on my independence and working especially hard toward unrealized dreams.
Thanks for listening.
Can you relate to any of these feelings?
My newest poem, you guessed it, is called "Stuck."
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