5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get Out of a “Funk”

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It is the middle of January and I have been having a rough start to 2019.

I haven’t found another word for it, except I have been feeling in a “funk”.

I know you have been there.

That is one of the many great things about women. When I have shared this feeling with my tribe, all of them have jumped in and said, “it’s ok mama, I have been there too”.

Although we are great at saying, oh yes I have been there, we aren’t often great at sharing or reaching out.

For example, did you know that I haven’t posted on my instagram in over two weeks?

I adore social media. I have connected with some incredible women and have been provided some amazing opportunities I would never have had without it. I love #celebratingrandomly on social media each month and even sharing the mundane with you.

So completely shutting down is a little unusual for me. I have felt that anything I wanted to share wasn’t appropriate for other parties involved or posting something cheerful and encouraging felt inauthentic as that is not how I have been feeling.

I have to tell you that I am not “officially” out of my “funk” but here are few things that have been helping me each day to move forward.

  1. Invite someone over. Hear me out. My introverted self is jumping up and down screaming “No!! I just want to be alone.” Push her to the side and invite a friend over. It will motivate you to get up, get moving and maybe even pick up your house a tiny bit. But the best part is having that friend remind you that you are loved and everything will be ok.
  2. Change your environment. Open the windows, light a candle, turn on some uplifting music, clear your countertops. You don’t need to go all #konmarie but clearing your space can make you feel a little lighter.
  3. Get outside. I know you you will have to get out of your pajamas, but believe me this is a good thing. Fresh air and sunshine can do incredible things.
  4. Serve. I have found that serving another person, whether it big or small, helps me move forward. Having my 52 meals project has been life giving these past few weeks.
  5. Can’t get someone to your house soon? Call a friend. Sharing your feelings with someone you trust can make a world of difference.

Its been a rough few weeks but I see light. If you might be off to a rough start, let me know over in my facebook group. This year I will be spending more time here and want it to be a place of encouragement, inspiration and sharing the ups and downs of life together, especially the good stuff. See you there!

Thoughtfully, Chelsey