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5 Ways To Get Out Of A Funk

February 6, 2018
5 Ways to get out of a funk

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.

5 Ways to get out of a funk

5 Ways to get out of a funk

5 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.

3. Reflect

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.

5 Ways to get out of a funk
Wearing: Kearney BlouseWilfred Scarf, Stedman CoatDaria PantMadewell Boots

How do you get yourself out of a funk? I would love to know!

Leave me a comment below.

Thanks for reading,

Michelle

Photos by IAMJOHNYOO

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10 Comments

  • Reply J February 6, 2018 at 10:34 pm

    Believe in yourself because everyone believes in you 🙂

    • Reply MichelleN February 7, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Thank you! These are such kind and motivating words 🙂

  • Reply Natalie February 7, 2018 at 3:01 am

    I do a bit of everything that you mentioned. I also love watching a TED talk when I’m feeling a little lost, some of my favourites are “Why we do what we do” Tony Robbins, Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford commencement Speech and the “Happy secret to better work” – Shawn Anchor. Thanks for sharing your tips!

    • Reply MichelleN February 7, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Hi Natalie! I just finished watching the TED talk with Shawn Anchor and I feel like, as cheesy as it sounds, I can do anything! Thanks so much for the recommendations, I will for sure look at the other one tonight. Thanks for leaving such an awesome comment, this made my day 🙂

  • Reply Kourtney February 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I have definitely been in a funk the past two weeks and now that I think about it is because of some of the negative people in my life. They really are self-absorbed and in general very critical.

    However, I like your idea of being grateful and doing a kindness for others. I feel like that will really keep the negativity of others at bay and also bring more positivity into our own lives. I also think that when we feel bad it can be medicinal to help others and see how small some of our problems really are. Thank you for posting this!

    • Reply MichelleN February 9, 2018 at 6:05 pm

      Hi Kourtney! I hope things have improved since then. I echo your comments and appreciate you taking the time to read this post!

  • Reply Ladylebz February 20, 2018 at 3:34 am

    I seriously love your grey coat!

    • Reply MichelleN February 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm

      Ah thank you! I have been wearing it all Winter! =)

  • Reply Rach February 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Yes, I definitely have those moments!! Thanks for your tips as I will definitely need to use them! Btw, loving your outfit!

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    • Reply MichelleN February 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Rach we all do! Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words! =)

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