How to Move Forward When You Feel Stuck

Ever feel like everyone is moving ahead but you? Here’s how to move forward when you’re feeling “stuck” in life!

Off The Shoulder Dress c/o || Clutch (similar linked) || Pink Tassel Earrings c/o || Nude Wedges || Apple Watch with this band

Hey y’all! Over the past few weeks I’ve found myself in some serious conversation with friends & coworkers about how to overcome the feeling of being “stuck.” I mean, we’ve all felt like that at one time or another haven’t we? Whether it’s your personal life (maybe a long term relationship that you want to be more) or your professional life (when is that next promotion going to come?) there are hundreds of ways in which we can battle those feelings of being stuck in the mud of our current situation while it feels like everyone else is racing forward! So since it’s come up several times in my personal conversations I thought it was worth chatting about today!

So you know I’m always one to lean into action & a whole lot of positivity, and I’ve certainly battled my fair share of “stuck” feelings- so here’s how I overcome them.

– If its work you’re feeling stuck in, is there a way to take on a new challenge or opportunity? For instance, is there a learning opportunity you can take part of? A project you can lead? I find that exposing myself to new challenges and opportunities gets my creative juices flowing and reinvigorates me for my current role! Plus, I’m usually exposed to new areas of the company which helps me better operate in my current job. A win win!

– if it’s your personal life you’re feeling stuck in, is there a way to mix up your routine? Trust me, I’m a creature of habit and I love my routines a lot, but when I’m in a rut I find that even small changes (taking a different way to work, shopping at a different Target) help me feel new & fresh! And on a bigger scale, is there a new activity to try? A new girl that you could plan a girls night with? Maybe it’s time for a new workout class or to try that cooking class you always talk about! Exposing ourselves to something new exposes us to different opportunities that can lead to something great!

Off The Shoulder Dress c/o || Clutch (similar linked) || Pink Tassel Earrings c/o || Nude Wedges || Apple Watch with this band

So what do you think? How do you combat the ruts that we all fall into from time to time? Share your thoughts below friends and have the best day!




  1. August 1, 2019 / 2:11 pm

    Love this post girl! That outfit is SO adorable with all the tassels and pom poms.. I love it! I sometimes feel “stuck” and agree that sometimes you just have to switch up your routine a bit. I also keep a running list of short term and long term goals and when I am feeling stuck, I create a bulleted list of what I need to be doing daily to reach certain goals. That always helps me feel motivated and makes me feel like I’m moving toward something again.

    Juliana Grace |

    • girlmeetsbow
      August 4, 2019 / 7:01 am

      I love the idea of checking in on your goals and finding ways to make progress! Definitely a good motivator!

  2. August 1, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    These are great tips to get out of a rut. I usually like to shake up my routine and get organized. It seems to me when I am organized and tidy i feel so much better.
    LovEe this dress on you, the colors are so pretty!

    xx, Elise

    • girlmeetsbow
      August 7, 2019 / 5:32 am

      Getting organized is definitely a good kick start as well!

  3. August 1, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    These are great tips! Changing up my routine always gives me a different perspective on things. This is such a fun dress! Love the print and tassel detail!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  4. August 3, 2019 / 8:59 am

    Oh girl you touched on a subject close to my heart. I’m feeling stuck in my career choice and so I decided to go out of my comfort zone and go for the job that’s truly what I want ! I have to say it’s been the best thing ever. Your dress is perfection and that clutch is pretty !

    • girlmeetsbow
      August 7, 2019 / 5:35 am

      So excited for you! Going after your dream takes major guts!

  5. August 3, 2019 / 10:22 am

    That dress is stunning! Love the little fringes at the bottom. What do I do when I feel “stuck”? I pray and seeks God’s will for my life. Great tips in this post!

    • girlmeetsbow
      August 8, 2019 / 6:42 am

      The best thing you can do- pray!

  6. August 7, 2019 / 9:15 pm

    Such a beautiful read. Anyway, that dress is absolutely adorable on you dear! Loving the chic off-shoulder sleeved style, and the pom poms are super cute!

    Jessica |

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