How To Get Out Of Your Funk

Do you ever get into a funk?  Of course you do!  We all do!  Funks suck so I want to share some tips on how to get out of your funk.

Ways To Get Yourself Out Of A Funk

You can’t avoid low moods all the time but if you’ve been feeling down for a while it’s time to do something about it.

Reach out to a friend.

Contact a friend and be totally straight with them.  Tell them that you’re in a funk and you just need to talk.  Talking about what’s bothering you is very therapeutic and your friend will be supportive.

Read something inspirational.

Whether it’s a book on your favourite topic or an article written by someone who excites you this can be a great way to get yourself out of your funk.

Do something physical.

Physical activity results in a release of endorphins so just get up and move.  Maybe you’re already an active person but you’re in a workout funk.  This is the perfect time to try out a new program.

Do something nice for someone.

Commit a random act of kindness!  Doing nice things for others has a way of lifting your spirits.  Hold the door for a stranger, give someone a compliment or even volunteer at a local soup kitchen.

Do something that scares you a bit (or a lot).

Sign yourself up for an event, join Toastmasters, commit to a 30 day challenge – anything that gets you out of your comfort zone.  The surge of excitement you experience will totally get you out of your funk.

Get away.

Book a trip.  Even if it’s just a weekend at a B&B in the next town or city, a change of scenery can really help.

Explore your funk.

Take some time to think about what got you into your funk.  It’s better to recognize and deal with stressful issues rather than bury them.  In fact, burying them is really unhealthy and will eventually catch up to you in a very negative way.

Journal what you’re grateful for.

Take some quiet time to yourself and write down everything that you’re grateful for.  Thinking about the great things in your life will really help to lift you out of your funk.

Sh!t Happens

Life can be challenging at times and it’s not always easy to stay positive.  It’s totally normal get into a funk once in a while and it’s perfectly okay.  Just make sure you address your issues and ask for help when you need it.