Everyone has those moments where we feel that the universe is picking on us. The woe is me. Why bother? What is the point? It doesn’t help that during this time of year, its cold, wet and many of us are feeling what has come to be called seasonal affectiveness disorder (SAD). This feeling drains our energy and turns us into not so pleasant people to be around. Here are five ways to get out of a funk.
1. Identify and acknowledge
Determine what is it that is making you so upset. Whether or not someone else may think it’s silly, this is how you are feeling.
2. Change your perspective
Take a break. Go for a walk, bike ride, whatever makes you happy. Having moments to yourself where you are doing something you enjoy or removing yourself from an environment that isn’t working for you can make a difference.
Having lists works well for me. I have listings of things to do, want to do, and it feels fantastic putting a check mark next to those items. Look back and take note of some of the things you have accomplished. It can be easy to overlook your achievements however it certainly does feel nice after.
4. Make a note of what you are grateful for
Yes. We all have miserable days at work. With that, the happy days outweigh the bad. I am delighted I have a job to go to where I contribute and feel purposeful. Said position allows me to do the things that make me happy. So, it’s not all THAT bad.
5. Do something kind for someone else
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle – Philo
I feel a tremendous amount of joy when I help someone out in some way. Whether that be directing them to a resource, they were not aware of or introducing them to a new peer, even giving someone flowers after a hard day and seeing them smile. It can be hard to forget about others when you are focused on your misery but surrounding yourself with those that have positive energy will be good for you.
How do you get yourself out of a funk? I would love to know!
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