How To Hike In Your Career If You Feel Emotional Stuck In the Valley

By Ramona Szenasi | Jun 13, 2019

When you are reading this post, it is most likely that you are struggling with the feeling of being stuck. It may be in your career, you may just feel you need a more exciting life, and you simply need a change. Some people may feel this way about their relationship and life; in general, they just feel that they need to feel alive and to breath in fresh air.

When it seems that you are not moving, you are holding on, or no matter how hard you try to fix things it still doesn’t seem that you can achieve anything meaningful, this is the feeling of being stuck. You are not able to move out of your comfort zone or experience all the things you desire to do you just remain in a state as if you are in a coma for a really long time.

Being stuck can often be depressing you feel worthless, unlovable and even a burden to others you don’t feel motivated. It’s like you are in a deep dark hole with no way out and time just keep passing by. This feeling can be mentally overwhelming, and you feel as if you are losing who you are, at some point some persons may be so stuck that they may start nurturing thoughts of suicide.

As sad as this can be no matter how much you try you cannot gain all the years, months or even days that you have lost a mist this feeling of being stuck. But you can fight to flow back to life by asking yourself why you are feeling stuck. There are so many reasons why people are feeling stuck in life; they don’t know who they are or why thing are not moving in their career. This article would discuss why people are feeling stuck in their lives and their careers.

Why Do People Feel Stuck In their Career?

The reason you are feeling stuck in your career may be because you are not doing the right career for you. That may be what you tell yourself but is that actually the truth? I can relate well to this subject because I felt the same way a year after I started my job. I work in a hospital as a laboratory scientist.

I love my job because it gives me the opportunity to be part of a team that helps people in staying healthy. But after a year I felt really stuck because I was no longer in control of how I spent my time. For me, the job was always a long and stressful 8 to 5 experience not to talk about the weekend shifts. I love travelling spending time with friends and relatives, but with my kind of job, there was barely enough time for myself. I felt sad and stagnant. Every day was a routine, and I felt like giving up.

You may be like me too your job may feel like a boring routine, and this is making you feel so stuck. Well, what helped me to move on was when I asked myself why I loved my job and why are kept on going to the same job I claimed I was tired of. Honestly answering those question opened me up and I realized how much I loved my job. I was truthful to myself. I appreciated the smiles on the faces of patients relatives when they see their family member healthy.

You can ask yourself why you are doing your job and why your job is truly important to you. Your answer would help you stay focus and prevent you from feeling stuck. You could organize your activities and request for a vacation, by the time you return from your vacation you would find that all you needed was self-conviction and rest.

Why Do people feel stuck In Their Life?

If you are feeling stuck in your life, you need to know the reason why you are feeling stuck? The reason may be that you don’t know who you are, you are too scared to find out who you are and you let other people’s opinions about you matter to you. The first thing you want to do is know who you are.

Who Are you?

You are feeling stuck because you don’t know who you are, you don’t know what your capabilities are. You don’t know your abilities, the thing you can achieve and accomplish, you don’t see your self as relevant to society, and you suffer from low self-esteem. You are just limiting your self to a failed perspective of who you are.

Changing your mindset would help you in knowing who you are. See your self as good, and that life is a gift you don’t have to waste yours feeling stuck and sorry for your self. Explore yourself, remind yourself of your strengths and do away with any feeling of doubt. Believe only that you cannot fail until you quit and be ready not to quit.

Problems would always come but realizing that they wouldn’t last forever and would only make you a stronger person should motivate you. Every human and you inclusive was designed to adapt to change and find solutions to your troubles.

Keeping a good routine would help both your mind and your body, sleep well, eat right, excise and create positive emotions around you this will help you a lot since you need both your mind and your body healthy enough to move on.

Believing more in your self will help you rid the feeling of being stuck no matter the troubles you are facing your self-confidence alone is what can move you forward. Don’t be scared of finding out who you are if you take the risk to push yourself beyond what you know then you would just be surprised to discover how wonderful you can be.

Surround Yourself With Positive Minded People And Let Go of Excuses.

Learning about yourself is a step forward in unsticking yourself. It is important to surround yourself with positive minded people. What this means is that you don’t have to force yourself to live down to their expectations rather when you feel stuck ask for help from people who can give you correct advise like a psychologist or even your relatives. When they give you advice that would help you try to reason on their advice and as you do so try to filter out the good ones and use them to benefit yourself.

Do not make excuses for yourself especially when you realize that the advice given to you can help you move on.

Do things even when they scare you, be open to new ideas, get off the box you have enclosed yourself, take a calculated risk, the things you know and have been told about yourself learning to forgive more importantly would help you move on freely without holding on to resentment.


Being stuck is not an abnormal feeling. Whenever you feel stuck in life, or your career try to focus on the good reasons you want to continue with your life and your job. Never be ashamed of asking for help, shame and worrying would only make you remain stagnant.

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