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To Help Yourself Out of a Funk

 

Are You in a Funk?

Whenever you are in a funk,you feel grumpy and disengaged from life in general. Basically, you become lethargic during these periods. Your motivation is in such low gear that it becomes barely noticeable.

Getting out of the funk can sometimes be hard – especially when there may be some additional underlying reasons why you’re in that funk in the first place. But there are several ways to get out of that funk.

Go for a Walk

Walking is a great exercise. Not only does it help to reduce blood pressure, prevent depression and even reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, but it also has proven to help improve your brain.

Walking is shown to improve cognitive and creative thinking by up to 60% compared to sitting.

In addition to regular exercise, taking a walk is a great way to get out of your set, change your surroundings and process information. With the improvements in cognitive thinking, I find that taking a quick walk improves my approach to people and helps to create new ideas when I’ve hit a roadblock.

Show Love

When you’re in a funk it is likely that your heart is in a fragile state and could use some extra loving. The best way to feel loved is to open your heart and extend your love to others. If you don’t have someone special in your life to share your love with why not engage yourself in a Random Act of Kindness. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and do something that will brighten someone else’s dayl Afterwards, I’m betting you will both feel better.

Laugh More

You must to laugh. Laughter has proven to reduce anxiety and stress levels. a healthy dose of laughter is a bad-mood buster as well.  But there are other benefits of laughter on the body.
1.Improved blood flow
2.Increase in infection-fighting antibodies, boosting immune cells
3.Lower blood sugar levels
4.Improved relaxation and sleep

Change Your Bed Sheets

Better yet, go out and purchase a new set of colorful bed linens to brighten up your bedroom. When is the last time you changed your linens anyway? If you let your routine weekly sheet change slip by then you’re certainly in FUNK territory. Crisp, clean, and colorful bed linens to curl up inside at bedtime will offer comfort when you most need it.

Hug a Tree

Spending time with nature is my favorite way to feel better. Put on your hiking boots and get lost for a couple hours near a babbling brook. The outdoors is awaiting trees need hugs in all seasons.

Pamper yourself

Do whatever it is that brings you the most joy. It might be indulging in a bubble bath, reading a saucy romance novel, or breaking out of your routine to go inline skating. Don’t tell yourself that you don’t deserve it. BECAUSE YOU DO!

Give in to it, for a time

Make an appointment with yourself to be in your funk, and to explore those feelings.  If you’re feeling sad, put on some music! Dance it out!  Although that can work sometimes, but I feel this approach is more of a band-aid than a healing process.

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