What To Do When You’re Feeling Stuck…

Hi readers! I haven’t updated this blog in a long time partly because of being busy but also because I felt stuck. I felt unmotivated and didn’t want to write at all. I think this feeling is pretty common, so I’m writing this post about how to become “unstuck.” Whether you have been feeling stuck at a job, as an intern, as a blogger, or anything else, you should read through these because maybe one will help you! And from now on, I’m going to update this blog on a weekly basis (at least!).

Top 5 Techniques To Stop Feeling Stuck (That Work For Me)

1. Remember what inspires you, and spend some time becoming re-inspired by it. This is how I was saved this past week. My sister posted a video on my Facebook, and it actually inspired this entire blog post.

Here’s the video:

It’s a beautiful celebration of human ability, and it really reminded me of why I’m interning at the Special Olympics, volunteering at the World Games, and working so hard to pursue my Olympic dream.

Find whatever you’re passionate in, and lose yourself in it. After watching this video, I immediately watched 5 more Olympic/Special Olympic videos about human achievement. Losing myself in my passion helped tremendously.

2. Remember how you got to where you are, especially your past accomplishments. Become inspired by yourself. You’ve already come so far toward your goal! Just keep going!

3. Be with your family or your friends. Sometimes, not thinking about it will help, and not thinking of something is easier when you’re with your loved ones! However, just about any distraction will work for this technique. You could go for a walk, read a book, watch a movie, or knit a scarf as long as you’re no longer thinking about the problem.

4, Volunteer! Volunteering will make you feel good because you’re helping others. When you’re happy, you’ll feel less stuck. It’s just plain science.

5. Try something new or make a dramatic change. Doing one of these will jolt you out of your comfort zone. I recently donated 10 inches of my hair, and it was such a big change for me. It definitely helped me to stop only going through the motions. Changing your appearance or doing something different will change how you feel, and it will interrupt the boring feel of your life.

I hope that these tips will help you feel less stuck and unmotivated. Just remember that you’re awesome and this feeling won’t last long. You’ll be back to achieving your goals in no time!

The 2016 Olympics

After watching the 2012 London Olympics, I promised myself that I would be at the next Summer Games. Last December, I applied to volunteer at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am anxiously waiting to hear back about volunteering, but in the meantime, I bought four tickets to the Olympics! Just in case I am not selected to volunteer, I’m still going!

I’m so excited that I am actually able to do what I promised! I am ready to see what I have dreamed about for so long. There are a few problems such as cost and place to stay, but those can be addressed closer to the Games. The important thing is that I’m going to the Olympics!

Here are the events I’m going to see:

– Soccer (AKA Football), 8/3/2016

– Archery, 8/6/2016

– Handball, 8/15/2016

– Diving, 8/20/2016

I’m most excited about diving because I will be able to watch Tom Daley, the diver who inspired me to start diving, compete! I have less experience with the other three events, but I know they will be so cool to watch! After two ticket raffles and then some, I am ready to go to the Olympics (and of course I’ll blog the whole time I’m there)!

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