Moving from Stuck to Unstuck
Can you relate to any of these situations?
- You ask several times, but your kid just won’t get off Fortnite
- The kitchen is a big mess, but you just cant make yourself tackle it
- You had an argument with your partner and you just keep going over it in your mind
- Your child is super disappointed that it isn’t a snow day and has a huge meltdown
We all get stuck sometimes. Stuck wanting to keep doing something we enjoy. Stuck not wanting to do something we don’t feel like doing. Stuck in our thoughts. Stuck in big feelings.
Getting stuck happens to all of us. Sometimes we can be stuck in a positive way or virtuous cycle. But sometimes we get stuck in a vicious cycle that gets in our way. So what things can help us unstick? We can work on skills, beliefs, emotions and connection. We can work to face things that are hard. It will take effort and time, but we can.
View more videos on the WRDSB Psychology Department YouTube Channel.
Here are some things to try
- Increase skill through trying and practicing
- Find ways to change negative beliefs about oneself or the situation
- Figure out ways to challenge or cope with negative feelings
- Recognize small improvements
- Believe in yourself or your child’s ability to face hard things
- Build close connections
Check out these great YouTube videos
- Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis
- The Big Bang Theory | Sheldon’s sitting spot
- Read Aloud: My Day is Ruined! by Bryan Smith
- Mindfulness Group (Adults – Various dates)
- Conquering Teen Anxiety (Teen Group – Various dates)
- Practicing Positive Thinking and Gratitude (Adult Workshop – Tuesday, April 5, 2022)
- Fearlessly YOU (Various dates)
- Let’s Talk about “Teens – the Joys and Frustrations” (Thursday, March 10, 2022)
- #YouthConnection: Discussing Stressors and Identifying Coping Strategies for Teens (Youth Focused – March 14 and 16)
- Parent and Caregiver Workshops:
- Tip of the Iceberg
- Prioritizing our Wellbeing Amid Ambiguous and Complicated Grief
- Managing and Coping with Everyday Stressors
- Get Unplugged!
Lunch & Learns for Caregivers with WRDSB Psychology Department
Wednesdays from 12:15 to 12:45 pm
- Meeting ID: 544 193 0058
- Password: WRDSB
March 23: Understanding and Managing Children’s Media Use
March 30: Handling After-School Meltdowns
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