5 Tips To Get Out Of A Funk





This is the first post in a new series I'm starting called Five On Friday. I thought it would be something fun to embark on! Every Friday I will have a list of 5 tips or ways to tackle a certain aspect of life or specific obstacle, or simply general lessons we've learned from our colorful path. Upcoming topics include 5 Tips On How To Cope With A High Risk Pregnancy (I've only done it once, but I have a lot to share about that crazy beautiful and downright terrifying time), and 5 Things We've Learned from An Entrepreneur Life, to name a few. If there are any subjects you would like to see, please let me know! I would love to hear them.

Today is all about getting out of a funk and finding your way back to yourself. From time to time it is completely normal to fall into a slump whether it is due to not so fun life circumstances that are challenging you, changes you are not quite ready for, or the simple routine of every day living that can wear you down over time if you aren't consciously building yourself back up each and every day. Here are some approaches to put to use next time you are feeling less than fabulous.


ONE: Relentlessly seek inspiration
Chase down inspiration like it is oxygen, because it is. Especially when you are not feeling your best. I know everyone is different, but I've noticed more often than not when I find myself in a funk, a vast majority of it is caused by lack of expressing myself creatively. Search pinterest for keywords that represent emotions you are aiming for, pretty scenery of places you've been (or places you want to go), and quotes that spark your passions and ambitions. I think a significant chunk of inspiration is also looking outside of your comfort zone for that push and motivation.

TWO: Don't postpone joy
Watch your favorite movies when the inkling arises. Read those books you can't get enough of, get lost in the pages. Listen to songs that cause a stir in your soul and feed that extra special pumping of your blood. Want to wear that new fancy frock on an ordinary Wednesday? Do it. I have a secret, no day is ordinary. Each day is a tiny yet crucial piece of your story. Dress like every day is a tea party. Why not? Don't save any of your favorite things for a rainy day, indulge in all the beauty and lovely aspects of your life right now. Today is the perfect day to relish in anything and everything that is whimsical, stunning, exquisite, delectable and charming.

THREE: Mix it up
Take a different route to the grocery store. Listen to an entirely new genre of music you've never appreciated before, you might hear it in a fresh way. Don't be afraid to veer off the path you usually follow. Attempt a new recipe. Jump into a hobby that makes you feel overwhelmed and a little unsure. Open your heart to new possibilities and watch how things change for the better.

FOUR: Make plans
Looking forward to the future always seems to assist me in times of distress. It can be anything. Something as small as meeting a friend for coffee in a few days, to allowing yourself to daydream about a trip that would happen several months in the future. You can start small and work up to a more grandiose scale as the fog of your funk begins to lift.

FIVE: Let yourself be real
Be honest with yourself. Let yourself be raw, if only for a few moments. Surround yourself with people who are truth tellers and geniunely care about your reality. The ones who appreciate it when you tell it like it is, but can also offer you tough, albeit gentle, love when they recognize you need it.



How do you get yourself out of a funk? Do you have tried and true remedies you go back to time and time again? Share them in the comments. I'd love to hear them!


23 comments :

  1. you know 5 on friday is a huge linkup out there, right? find it and then you can link up with them and maybe get some more readers to see your lovely advice :) xo

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  2. Good ideas! When I get into a funk though I don't want to do anything.. lol

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  3. Great post! I love getting lost in books but need to do better with "dress like every day is a tea party." In a house full of 4 boys (including hubby), I tend to appear more in sweatpants and jeans, time to assert my femininity :)

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  4. What a brilliant post. Thank you for all the great ideas for getting out of your funk. I really needed this today. Thanks for inspiring me to take a different path, listen to new and uplifting music and to wear something edgy.

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  5. I love this post so much. I've been seeking a truer self these days, and this post just goes right along with that. I especially love numbers 4 & 5. I connect the most with those. Thank you again for your truth, honesty, and inspiration.

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