What to Do When Everything Feels Impossible

Posted by Veronica Dearsley on

what to do when everything feels impossible

It feels like there's a lot of it going around at the moment, and I feel it too. So I thought, now would be a good time to fire up the ol' blog again. 

stop trying to move forward for a second

Unfortunately, I haven't found a way around this. Turns out sometimes you just have to feel those feelings for a little while. 

look at where you've come from and look at where you're going

It's easy to spiral into misery, I do it often. It's a talent of mine. But, even if you've just hit a bump in the road that's going to require a complete change of future plans, you've hit the bump in the road because... you're on the road somewhere. You might not feel like you've got to where you wanted to go, but you've made some progress. Keep that in your brain for now.

look at the bigger picture

It might feel like the biggest, worst-est thing that could ever have happened, but, let's be honest, it's probably not. 

decide if this is a problem to solve

If it is, that's great news. Problems have solutions, even if you can't see it quite yet....

or a feeling you need to feel for a while

But also, the call is coming from inside the house. It might not be a problem per se, but the answer is somewhere within you. Just needs some figuring out. 

you dont have to come up with a long term plan on the spot

If the bottom has just dropped out of your life plan, you can't for one second think you can magic up a new life plan on the spot. For example - you've lost your job. Maybe this *would* be a great time to follow your lifelong dream of retraining as a dentist, but I'm assuming that will take a bit of time. Look at what you'd need to do in the meantime to take the pressure off a bit. 

trust yourself

It's true. From the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep, your brain is solving problems. It's what you do. 

look for the things you didn't notice before

When the fuzzy feeling starts to subside you might have a moment of clarity, or, just start to gradually figure out what got you to this point of impossibility. Keep your eyes peeled, because that might be the key to working out what you want, deep down. 

enjoy what comes next

So you're feeling a bit more together. You've figured out what you need to do. Amazing work! Enjoy that feeling... while it lasts. Life is a rollercoaster, you just gotta ride it. 

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