The Guide To Getting Unstuck
Guest Post by Julie Ritchie.
Sitting here in the UK with my laptop in front of me, sipping fresh juice and looking out of my motorhome window at the sunshine and green outside, I feel free. I do what I love for work, I get to travel and I get to experience this freedom, joy and fulfilment with the man I love.
It hasn’t always been this way for me.
A few short years ago I was stuck in a 9-5 job which I grew to hate.
The routines and the mundaneness of it all just weren’t me.
This particular job had so many responsibilities, it felt suffocating.
My creative flair got squashed. I was stressed, miserable and overweight and what was worse is that I just didn’t know how to get myself out of the situation.
People told me I should be grateful because I had such a ‘good’ and well paid job and yet I felt miserable.
At the same time I was also going through a relationship breakup, from a man who I had believed I was going to marry, another situation that I felt trapped by and powerless to change.
Something had to give. And it did – my health gave and I suffered burn out.
At that point I realized enough was enough and I decided to start living life by my own rules. I decided that I would do whatever it took to make things better for myself.
I really had no idea exactly where to start, I was so lost and out of touch with myself, and yet through some quiet time spent in a friend’s allotment, I managed to hear my intuition, which told me clearly that I needed to leave my job and get out of the city that held so many painful memories for me.
Lucky for me I followed my intuition.
And I started to feel better immediately so I knew I was on track.
Now, just a few years later everything I imagined for myself has materialised. I look around today and feel a sense of peace and tranquillity.
It feels like my soul giving a sigh of relief, because this is the life that fulfils and sustains me.
Freedom in life is high on my list of priorities, however it is important to realise that freedom does not mean the same thing to everyone. What is one woman’s freedom is another woman’s prison.
So, with that in mind, here are my top 3 tips for getting unstuck from the daily grind and finding your own freedom.
1) Work out what makes you feel free in your life .
Think of the times when you have felt free and ask yourself these questions –
Where was I? What was I doing? Who was I with?
2.Now make a list of what makes you feel stuck.
Repeat the same questions as above about feeling stuck this time.
Aim to do more of the things from your first list, and cut right back on time spent doing things on your second list, this is the fastest route to also hearing your own answers and intuition in life.
3 Prioritise yourself.
If it is not possible to do some of the things on your second list right now, ask what would make it possible?
Practice prioritising your desires and needs by implementing and committing to more of what you love.
This is your life remember and your first commitment should always be to yourself.
If you would like some help to break free from the daily grind ,Julie is offering a 30 mins Freedom Session for FREE to CityGirl readers .
‘The Freedom Coach’