The spin cycle. Familiar territory?
You’re in the spin cycle when you know that you want to (or have to) make some changes… but, right now, the only thing moving is the relentless swirl of your concerns, fears, and hopes sloshing through your mind (along with all of the how-to, 10-steps, genuinely-good-for-you info that you’ve likely consumed in your efforts to figure your way out of this murky moment in your life.)
As you spin – during each day, during each night (during each stop at each traffic light) – my guess is you can feel yourself hemorrhaging energy.
Some other feelings you might be feeling: trapped, ground down, adrift, overwhelmed… but maybe there’s also some nervous excitement, some pulsing desire, and some impatience about getting this next chapter of your life started already (which you would do if you only had some clarity around the best next step to take… and some courage to take it.)
This spin cycle has probably prompted you to have conversations with your smartest, most compassionate friends.
You’ve talked and they’ve listened. You’ve talked and they’ve offered advice. You’ve talked and they’ve thrown you a personal pep rally (or two). Together, you’ve been spinning through your cycle, over and over and over and over.
(But at least you’ve been reaching out which is always a great thing to do when you feel stuck.)