Posts tagged: Stuck Together

What to do when you wake up in the middle of the night


Little kids aren’t the only ones suffering from nightmares. I wonder sometimes if it’s scarier as an adult, because the things keeping me awake at 3 a.m. are more possible than any of the stuff I used to imagine.

The real-life monsters that haunt me: losing my income, losing a loved one, making someone mad, making the wrong decision, and being alone — forever.

Sound familiar? When real-life monsters haunt you, here’s what to remember:

1. “Everything feels worse in the middle of the night.”

That’s what my mom would say when I would whimper beneath the covers in the middle of the night, too scared to move. Hoping she could save me. The moment I heard her rustling across the hall, I would start to feel better.

It’s surprisingly helpful to speak to myself in that same tender voice when my mind is spiraling into worst-case scenarios.

The phrase that works for me
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Overthinking: Surprisingly helpful advice from an internet meme


Lauree Ostrofsky on real-life monsters

This post is part of our Stuck Together series, where guest writers explore the ways we all get stuck each and every day. 

I’m a chronic overthinker. So much so that the thrill of the new year and new beginnings can quickly turn into searching for the right choice and worrying about getting it all wrong (classic Waffler).

Leave it to Facebook for a funny-but-true sign I’m not alone. When I saw this the other day, I thought, “Yep. Pretty
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Stuck together: When none of the options feel right, but aren’t wrong either


Lauree Ostrofsky on real-life monsters

We’re thrilled to debut a new column on the Unstuck blog from writer and life coach Lauree Ostrofsky. When our app pegged Lauree as being stuck as a Waffler, the archetype resonated with her deeply, so much so that now she’s writing a column for anyone else who waffles. In today’s post, she says being a Waffler has some hidden benefits and offers a profound insight into why indecision happens — and how to move past
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