Getting Out of a Funk

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 as and when you wake up and when you go to sleep. (Examples could be: lungs to breathe, eyes to see beautiful things around you)

Have you ever had to get out of a funk? What tips do you have to share? Post them in the comment section.

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