Have you ever felt stuck? Do you feel like you’re in a rut? It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we feel stalled in our careers, or we’re indecisive about some other aspect of our lives.

Feeling stuck can quickly drain us emotionally and even physically. So, it’s worth doing something about it. In fact, “doing something” is the key to getting unstuck.

According to social scientists and life coaches, one of the best ways to get out of a rut or an indecisive state is to follow this simple 3-step strategy:

1. Do something. Take some action to move forward.

2. Don’t expect results too soon. Give it time.

3. When something changes, take note. Keep track of the results you’re seeing.

For example, if you want to lose weight in 2021 but feel stuck and don’t know what to do, pick an activity that makes the most sense. For example, plan to power walk after dinner each day. Follow this simple 3-step strategy. Chances are, you’ll quickly find that the feeling of being stuck evaporates in just a few days.