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11/06/2014 12:00 pm ET Updated Jan 06, 2015

Three Ways to Get 'Unstuck'

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Do you feel stuck in your life, and can't figure out a way out? Maybe you're unhappy with your diet, or feeling the emotional wear and tear of your same daily routine. You want to feel better, of course, but you have no idea how to get out of the rut you're in, or decide what changes you need to make.

It's easy for us to stay in the same discomfort every day, because we know it, and even if we don't like it, it's become a part of us.

We all want to wake up every morning feeling confident and happy, knowing that we're accomplishing something good for ourselves. We want to feel like we've spent our day making the right choices. That the daily goal you reached has helped your mind, body and soul.

If you know you need to make a change, but aren't sure where to start, here are three simple steps to take toward reversing your status quo, and putting yourself on the right path to a happier, healthier you.

  1. Take it One Day At a Time. These are words that changed my life, and if you learn to live by them, they're sure to change yours too. If I were to constantly worry about the future, about the changes I want to make six months or a year down the line, I would never get there. If you focus only on today, and achieving what you'd would like -- or at least 70 percent of what you'd like to conquer in a day, your goal becomes much more manageable, and easy to achieve. You'll have plenty of time to worry about tomorrow, when tomorrow comes. Today, do what you feel is important for you, and feel great about it! Don't expect or feel the need to live life perfectly.
  2. Find a Way of Eating That Works For You. If you're looking to make better choices when it comes to your eating habits, but haven't been able to successfully stick to diet plans in the past, make it your mission to figure out what didn't work for you the last time around, so that you're not repeating your same mistake. For example, when I found The Ornish Spectrum, created by Dr. Dean Ornish, I was more successful at sticking to his eating plan, because it addressed the other areas of my life that were affecting the way I eat -- like stress management. A program that addresses mental and emotional needs as well as dietary concerns was what I needed to be successful, and I'd recommend his program to anyone looking for a new way of eating. Dr. Ornish ranks foods from healthiest, which he calls Group 1, to the most indulgent, Group 5, so that instead of counting calories, you're pulling most of your meals from the foods in the healthier groups, while still indulging in the Group 5 foods on occasion so that you don't feel deprived.
  3. Try Alternative Remedies. In my line of work, I treat issues such as stress, anxiety and grief with flower essences -- a practice widely accepted in Europe, which is lesser known here in the states. Your body's energy gets out of whack all the time, by the common setbacks we face, from fights with our family, to stresses at work, to the end of a relationship. Flower essences, in my experience, can work to counteract that imbalance, through the use of personalized remedy blends to treat the specific challenges you're up against. The goal is to reverse negative feelings and beliefs and bring peace, happiness, confidence and calm to your life, and the right flower remedies will do this for you.

The hardest part of making a change in your life is actually figuring out how to get started. With these three tips, you'll be well on your way to reaching the happier, healthier life you've been wanting to live!

If you or someone you know is suffering from grief, anxiety, or stress, visit StrongestMinds.com for a free consultation on how flower remedies can help.