I was speaking to a friend recently who said that she felt trapped in her life.
I sympathized with her.
It was only recently that I was feeling the same way myself.
While I was sympathetic for my friend, the next thought that popped into my head was –
What’s your plan?
What’s your plan to stop feeling trapped?
Many of us have times in our lives when we feel trapped. Sometimes it can feel like there is no way out and no way forward.
It’s important to remember that there is always a way forward.
At the moment I am rereading the brilliant book – High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard.
(Heads up Brendon also has a new High Performance Planner out! I’ve just started using this planner yesterday and I can’t wait to report back on how it helps me. For the best results, I recommend you read High Performance Habits and then start using the planner to fast track your success.)
In the book, Brendon talks about the two human stories. Brendon writes –
There are only two narratives in the human story: struggle and progress.” – Brendon Burchard
When you feel trapped you are bogged down in the struggle. Your goal, therefore, is to progress.
To progress, you need a plan.
But first up you need clarity around why you feel trapped.
If you want to stop feeling trapped, you need to get clarity on why you feel trapped in the first place (because surprisingly enough the reason you feel trapped might not be what you think).
Which means the solution might be different to what you think it is!
To develop your plan of action, you need to get honest about WHY you feel trapped.
What is making you feel trapped and importantly what is keeping you trapped?
Unless you know the true meaning for why you feel trapped, you’ll struggle to put together an effective plan to move forward.
Important disclaimer – I am not a medical professional or trained therapist so if you are struggling with depression, severe anxiety or suspect you may have a mental illness, please consult a medical professional. Another important note, if you are in a physically abusive relationship, please reach out to a professional trained to help get you safely away from the situation.
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Let’s start with some of the overall reasons we feel trapped.…