How to become unstuck in life

Getting stuck is normal. It happens to us all, and often, we can laugh or shrug it off. However, sometimes we visit stuckness at the other end of the scale when it is no laughing matter. When we are personally or professionally trapped, profound stuckness can have severe consequences for our mental health and wellbeing. Unlike its temporary counterpart, profound stuckness is characterised by a strong desire to change our circumstances that prove impossible for known or unknown reasons. A vicious cycle establishes itself when we realise that our journey is taking us further away from where we need to be. Luckily, there are ways out of the impasse. How do we know this? Because people become unstuck all of the time. In my blog, ‘What to do if you are stuck?’ I look at six ways that can help you.

How to overcome Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is the constant inability to believe that our achievements and successes are deserved or are due to our efforts and abilities. The term has become a popular one in recent years, and there is one reason for this: many people identify with it. And while concepts like Imposter Syndrome can sometimes be unhelpful, they are not always so. When they are helpful, they raise awareness of important aspects of who we are and what we do, and with awareness comes opportunities for change. In my blog, How to overcome Imposter Syndrome, I consider its origins and crucially ways to overcome it.

6 ways to make better decisions

One of the most famous movie scenes is from the first Matrix film, when Keanu Reeve’s character, Neo, decides which pill to take: the red one or the blue (apologies if you haven’t seen the film). For Neo, the decision is a momentous one, but the power of that scene, for me at least, lies in its ability to capture the enormity of the decision-making moment in real life. Not every decision we have to make is seismic, obviously. What we have for breakfast is less consequential than who we work for. Still, many decisions are far-reaching and having an effective strategy to increase your chances of making good decisions can only be a ‘good’ thing, which is the subject of my blog, 6 ways to make better decisions.