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6 Ways To Get Yourself Out of a Funk

Health / Sexy Mama / March 26, 2017

Rough times? We have all had them but what happens when that rough day turn into several days, which turns into months and before you know it, you are stuck in a funk and have no idea how to snap out of it. I’ve been there and I know first hand how it feels. Although you go through the motions of your day to day life because you have to, what you really want to do is curl up in the bed and stay there. Before you know it, life is passing you by and you know you have to get back to life…get back to you. Hopefully, these tips will you get back to you and snap out of the funk that you’re in.

Meditate

Meditation helps is one of the best ways to cope with stress and anxiety. Several studies have shown that meditating has a positive impact on your health, well-being and can lower production of the stress hormone cortisol. This means meditators are better able to adapt to stress in their lives.

Start Journaling

Writing down your thoughts can be extremely helpful in crystallizing your thoughts and feelings and an amazing way to help get you out of a funk. One practice that I found to be extremely helpful is to start writing “morning pages.” The thought process is to write first thing in the morning and fill three pages every day. What you decide to write about, doesn’t really matter. At the beginning of the day, you get to notice and release all of the things that are clouding your mind as you begin. This process is very helpful for me whenever I feel stuck creatively or overwhelmed with my work or parenting, or any other kind of funk.

Get Moving

Go for a walk and enjoy the fresh air. It will not only help you free your mind but it also gives you the opportunity to you escape your kids, mate, co-workers or whatever else you have going on and take some time to not only exercise but think about and clarify what is going on in your life. Exercising increases the oxygen available to your brain, and helps you to solve problems. So when you feel stuck or overwhelmed, take some time to go for a walk and breathe deeply.

Put on Some Music & Dance

Good music always makes me feel good. Put on something upbeat and give into the moment. How can you possibly be in a funk when dancing to Missy Elliot?

Connect with People

Instead of seeing what everyone is doing on Facebook and Instagram, put on a cute outfit and meet up with some friends for cocktails.  Sometimes all we really need is to feel connected with someone else, especially as a mom.  Meeting up with your friends can be helpful because not only are you getting out but it allows you to talk to other people who may be going through the same thing that you are. Just the ability to vent and relax could be all that you need to help you get out of a funk.

Do You

As a mom, getting stuck in a funk can more often than not be the result of doing everything for everyone else and forgetting to take care of yourself.  You have to remember to take care of you and that means creating time for self-care.  Every week, schedule sometime for yourself and yes, I do mean, schedule. If you have to set the calendar on your phone to remind yourself to take a hot bubble bath instead of a shower or to take a day each month to get a massage or have a mani and pedi then that’s what you have to do. I know you may be thinking, “how am I going to do that?’  The answer is, “you don’t have the option not to.”  When mama is not happy, no one is happy, which means that you have to take care of yourself, in order to care for everyone else. Let that be your motto.

What tips do you have for getting out of a funk? 

the sexy single mommy

 


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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.




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16 Comments

on April 6, 2017

Awesome! Put on music and dance why have I overlooked that one! Thanks for this we can all use these at some point or another.

on April 6, 2017

I tend to get out of my funk when talking to certain friends or family members. Sometimes you just need a listening ear of someone you can trust.

    on April 6, 2017

    Yes. You should always have a friend or two that you can talk to about anything.

on April 6, 2017

When I’m in a funk, I like to go for a walk or do a little retail therapy. That always helps! 😉

on April 6, 2017

When that happens, I have to figure out what I really want to do and do a LOT of it. Nothing worse than being in a funk and doing nothing to nurture yourself.

on April 6, 2017

Music shopping and a nap always helps. Love your tips!!

on April 6, 2017

I get lost in my favorite shows/movies. I go praise at my sanctuary, Target and I eat.

on April 6, 2017

Great Tips…I relate to the last one! I try to do something for myself when I get in a rut because often times I am EVERYTHING to EVERYBODY in my family!

on April 6, 2017

Meditation is a really good suggestion. Meditation is great I like to find some good guided meditiation audios on Youtube with affirmation to add to it as well!

on April 6, 2017

Exercise, especially running, always helps me get out of a funk. I’ve got to make time to do it more often.

on April 7, 2017

Music really helps tremendously. It definitely helps me feel better when i need to be energized.

on April 17, 2017

Great tips! I have found that all of these things are helpful to me when I am in a funk and to help me avoid them as well.

on April 17, 2017

This is great. Sometimes you need a reminder on how to get out of a mood.



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