Five Minute Friday – Stuck

Five Minute Friday = prompt word, five minutes, just write.

No overthinking, no over complicating.

This weeks prompt word: STUCK

Now theres a word I can relate to.

“I feel stuck” is a phrase I’ll say all dramatically quite often – more often than I’d like –  to myself, to God, to anyone who’s bothered to ask or listen. It can often relate to bigger broader life issues (more drama involved)  but often it just relates to everyday what I’m doing around the house type things,  creative projects (there are many), my words, my writing – I get stuck between where I am and where I want to be and this struggle to move forward, to gain momentum feels like a common theme that I grapple with.

Sometimes its a “deer in the headlights” type stuck, a fear paralysis –  wanting so much to make the right decision that I can’t make any decision at all. Or it’s the result of wanting so much for the end result to be somehow perfect (like it ever will be) that I become immobilised. Or it relates to something put off for so long, that I’ve made such a big deal of in my head, any step forward seems inadequate.

The one thing I’ve learnt about “stuckness” though is that by putting one foot forward followed by another, and the tiniest foot will do  – you’ll find yourself moving forward even while your still feeling stuck. Small steps will get you moving – even  if feels like inch by inch at first – but your moving and that’s when things have a red hot chance of unfolding and becoming clearer. Simply put; your on your way and things look so much different from that vantage point.

I’ve written some words about the value of simple small steps that I’ll be sharing with you soon that were inspired by these words from  Leeana Tankersly.

 – – – small steps often keep us going when we run out of steam with the grand gestures.

A thousand times yes.

Grace follows every small step, every not giving up, every time we let hope  move us forward – grace follows, heaven cheers and thousands walk with us because thousands of ordinary people are taking small brave steps of their own.

Feeling stuck?

Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible  Francis of Assisi

Read what others folks have done with their five minutes here


12 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday – Stuck

  1. This is great, Tracey – small steps ARE sometimes the best way of getting ourselves unstuck. I know I feel overwhelmed and immobilized when a project or task or even a piece of writing feels like more than I can handle. So I do nothing and sink into inertia. But just doing one small bit of the task can help get us moving again.

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  2. I completely get you on feeling “stuck” .I think it is particularly easy to feel this way as we hit middle age and everything is going on at a hundred miles an hour around us. I make lists and targets and make sure I do them so I dont get stuck in a rut and change them each season. A great read to prompt me to think about the winter lists 😀😀

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  3. I love the Francis of Assisi quote wow!!!! I totally get this. And yes the inch by inch way is the only way to go most days. Someone yesterday at church sang a song about taking it one day at a time. Thanks for this, beautiful blog. And thanks for stopping by mine too.

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