You ever been in a funk before? I hate the word “funk” but it completely describes how I feel right now (and have been feeling since yesterday). Basically, being in a funk means that you experience a wide range of emotions anywhere from sadness, disappointment, anxiety, discouragement, depression, confusion, feeling nonchalant or even blank. You don’t have a lot of motivation, no energy and you just want to sleep. You just feel “off” for lack of a better word.
After doing some research, I came across beaucoup tips on how to get yourself out of that funk and into a better mood.
One particular site suggests that our emotions are controlled by our motions. If we want to get in a better mood, we have to change our physiology. To do this, we should always focus on our physiology and not our emotions? Get it?
Here are a couple of tips that I came across:
- Listen to upbeat music – create a Pandora station and listen to it throughout the day.
- Get your body in motion – the more you move around, the more endorphins are released into your body, which will in turn elevate your mood.
- Change your scenery – read a book at Starbucks, take a walk, etc.
- Reward yourself – maybe a glass of wine, your favorite dessert…whatever will help you feel better. But remember to reward in moderation!
- Shift your focus – Starting today and everyday from here on out, write down 10 things you are grateful for when you wake up and when you go to sleep. (Examples could be: lungs to breathe, eyes to see beautiful things around you)