Magic happens when you face stuck with a twinkle in your eyes!
The thing is, there is no point in running away from nasty, uncomfortable feelings in general. The minute you try to escape them, they turn into a permanent ‘ugly duck’ tattoo. Stuck gets under your skin, starting to follow every single step you take. As a consequence, life turns into a tasteless, grey soup of indifference with no exciting spices to be found. Where is the chili?
I tell you it’s much better to download my freebie and start having as much fun as possible with, what’s bothering you. Looking the enemy straight in the eye.
Several months ago I felt terribly stuck and this is why I started to create sketches, dealing with the issue for 50 consecutive days. For you, I have selected 15 of the most touching ‘Fifty Shades of Stuck’ and added a short description to each. A friend of mine said, it reminded her of oracle cards. Feel free to use them that way. 🙂
Do you want to know the truth?
When I embarked on my doodling journey, I didn’t get unstuck right away. Instead, I developed a much better understanding for this particular state. It was intriguing to realize in how many shapes and forms stuck actually can sneak up on you. Disguising itself as excessive numbing (internet, TV, food, etc.), excruciating loneliness, trapped like a bird in a cage or feeling you can’t measure up to this apparent, perfect world. This is to name just a few.
Maybe stuck is more of a symptom than the cause.
There nearly always seems to lurk something underneath…
The good news is, stuck often precedes a phase of natural growth. Unfortunately you can’t just bypass this condition nor can you forcibly speed it up. Stuck has its own rules and stays as long as necessary. Until it moves on and visits someone else…
My advice is to neither ignore stuck nor take it too seriously!
Remind yourself that it is human to feel stuck from time to time. We can’t be in the freaking flow, always! Why not try to get curious about what’s going on? My freebie ‘Fifty Shades of Stuck’ will definitely help you with this. And don’t forget to smile. 🙂