When Life Feels Like Quicksand

Take a moment and be still.

When life gets hard, sometimes fighting against it can only keep you down. Struggling will make things worse. You may feel like nothing is going as planned or that you’re at a dead end in life. If you feel like you’re stuck and don’t see any light up ahead, just take a moment for yourself.

Look at everything around you as a whole. Take yourself out of the equation. Look at the circumstances objectively. Now focus on one problem at a time. Nothing is too overwhelming when you break it down into pieces. What is the main source of your discomfort? Deal with that first.

Do one thing at a time and try to keep your emotions under control. You may feel like you can’t do anything right or like everything is falling apart around you. Try to focus on those things that you can control.

Anything outside of your control, you need to accept and work on moving past it. Try to keep your thoughts productive and positive. That will make the work easier. Do the work, one step at a time. The worst thing you can do is to stay in the quicksand. Get out and try to stay out.

You don’t have to do it alone. Ask for help. Seek advice or encouragement from others who care about you. I repeat, you do not have to do it alone. It’s easier to get unstuck when you have someone to pull you out.

Life is filled with wrong turns, but as long as you get back on the right track, you’re doing fine. Try not to stay in the quicksand. Turn around when you see the dead ends. And remember, it’s always better to be on the road with someone else who has your back. You’ve got this.

Storyteller | Poet | I write what feels right. Obsessed with love and how we live life.

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