Have you been in a funk lately? Being in a funk for me means that my motivation is in low gear. So if I feel like eating a whole bag of chips or watch mindless TV, I do. But I don’t beat myself up over it.
My funk began when I got laid-off from work after 13 years. Perhaps you’re feeling down from a lay off yourself, maybe you’re dealing with an issue with one of your kids or it may simply be a sign you’re moving too fast and need to pause. It’s normal to be in a funk if any of the above is of challenge to you.
To get myself out of the funk, I do the following; perhaps it will help you out as well.
-Go for a walk
You’ll hear me say this a lot only because it’s important: go outdoors. Get some sun. In fact, if there’s one activity I think everyone should take upon is to walk more. It does the mind and body good.
-Listen to Music:
Listening to your favorite songs can almost instantly put you in a good mood, and the positive effects can last long after the music is over.
I’m referring to that deep belly laugh when you’re watching a funny movie or when you thought you looked pretty awesome, but were unwittingly dragging a train of toilet paper under your shoe.
-No junk food
Most junk foods are made up of sugary carbohydrates that give you a “sugar rush.” After the rush is over, and blood sugar levels drop, you are likely to feel tired, irritable and in a bad mood. I don’t want to feel that way – do you?
Pampering yourself with a little spa treatment (messages, facials, etc.) will reduce stress hormones and blood pressure. You’ll leave the spa feeling relaxed and refreshed.