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Do this when you’re stuck

You wake up and you’re immediately hit with a wave of emotions. Somehow your brain went from 0 to 100 mph in a matter of 2 seconds and you’re not quite sure how to shut it off.

You try and follow your thoughts for a few minutes, but realize you’re going in circles and unable to form any logical conclusions.

“Great, now what?”, you think to yourself.

Off to the kitchen to grab a cup of coffee.

“Maybe I’ll just bang my head against the wall a few times. That should solve this, right?” But logic overpowers and you realize that will only lead to a giant headache which would only add to the problem, not take away.

“Think, there’s got to be a way out of this.”

You take a few sips of your coffee and remember a similar situation you were in a few months ago. You were 14 days into a 30-day essay writing challenge and you were stuck. No idea what to write about. So, you just started typing.

“Could that help? I guess there’s only one way to find out.” You get up, grab your red notebook and start writing whatever comes to mind.

After a few lines of salutations and expletives (your self-talk is kind of an ass hole), you get to the good part. Your thoughts start to form a line and logically flow onto the page. You get 2 pages in and that sense of panic has subsided and you’re ready to move on with your day.

When in doubt, write it out.

Published May 5, 2021

About the author

Hi, I’m Joe Webber. I write a daily blog to remind myself of where I want to go and the steps needed to get there.

In 2017, after failing out of college and 10 years of aimlessly floating along, I woke up and realized there was more to life than just going through the motions.

Since then, I’ve been on a relentless pursuit to ditch average and live a life worth talking about.

I write about my wins and losses so others can avoid my mistakes. I hope you’ll follow along:

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