how to get unstuck

Answer by Jenny Blake, Author of PIVOT: The Only Move That Matters is Your Next One, on Quora. More questions:​ Career Advice
Have you ever felt like you were trapped, spinning in circles even? You call that feeling stuck. You're convinced that this stand still means that you have nothing left or no where to go from "here".
Maybe you're at a point where you feel lost and you don't know what to do or where to start. It can and will get better if you make some changes. Today I'm going to share the strategies I used to create a lasting change in my life in the hopes that you can use them to do the same.
Resisting is what we do as humans. We resist guidance because we get stuck in our heads. But when you take a moment to surrender and breathe, and allow God to take over by listening to the nudges within, you shift your vibration into a Divine flow and open up to receive the answers you need.
By going through what I refer to as the "backlog" of stuff that has been ignored, compartmentalized and avoided at all costs (Can't have anyone over? Lock up certain areas of your home for fear that someone will see your mess? Blood run cold when the doorbell rings? Then you know what I'm talking about here.) we are bound to run into some internal resistance.
The way you overcome the slug inertia is by overpowering the voices with your action. You got this. The battle you fight is in your mind. Slow down, get still, take a few breaths, shut the tapes off and zip up your jacket and GO!
How can you get back on track? It's difficult to know your own truths, but that has to happen first.
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