What To Do When You’re In A Funk!
Do you guys ever have those days where you’re just in a funk? Not in a bad mood… or sad.. or anxious.. or angry… just in a funk..? Nothing feels that exciting and nothing can seem to make you happy… you’re just going through the motions… That was me yesterday.
Honestly guys, we’re only a week in to 2016 and so far things have been INSANE. Just to give you a snapshot, we’re moving, I booked a huge multi-year contract with Unilever for my YouTube channel, I may be working on developing a makeup line with a brand that I LOVEEEEE, I found out I’m going to fashion week, I’m going to Aruba, I’m hiring 3 new people over the next few weeks and this site relaunched! THINGS HAVE BEEN CRAZY. But I’ve also felt pretty anxious… and like I mentioned, yesterday I was in a funk.
I find it funny that emotions really aren’t that circumstantial… case in point, I have SO MUCH HAPPENING right now, but yesterday I felt bored… and had a hard time thinking and making decisions… and I felt like nothing was that exciting… even though there is so much excitement going on right now I can hardly keep my head screwed on straight!
Yesterday was a reminder to me yet again that I can’t always trust my emotions. Sometimes you feel a certain way and you just feel that way for no reason… and thats that. All emotions are fleeting… sometimes you feel like being disciplined and sometimes you don’t… sometimes you feel happy, sometimes you don’t. And on days like this where you’re just in a funk… not really feeling anything…(or at least not able to put your finger on what you’re feeling)…. Here is what you can try doing…AKA: here is what I did!=)
- Call a friend! For me, if I’m feeling out of it, and in a funk.. I often just need a friend to shake me up and get me thinking! Friends make me feel seen and understood and they laugh with me and can really wake up my soul when its feeling dormant. So if you’re in a funk, call a friend!
- Get moving! I have been sitting down A LOT over the last few days. That alone can often funkify my spirit! After all, I used to be a dancer! I got myself moving yesterday and even though I didn’t feel like it (because I had been sitting so much.lol) … once I got moving and did my physical therapy exercises, a part of me felt more awake than I did before I did them! So get moving my friends!
- Remind yourself that this too shall pass! I almost found myself stressing yesterday just over the fact that I was in a funk! haha I talked about this in last weeks #howtobehappyjanuary video , but when I feel “off” I sometimes can beat myself up just for having that feeling! …Which btw is RIDICULOUS. lol Feelings come and go and sometimes you can’t control them… so relaxing and not beating yourself up and accepting them can sometimes help you get through them! Once I relaxed and accepted that it would pass, I found myself being more engaged in the present and getting psyched on the video I was editing, my laundry, hanging with my brother.. basically, the things that were right in front me. I let go of my expectations of what i “should be feeling” and was able to enjoy and process what was in front of me=)
SOOOOO ya! #howtobehappyjanuary has been amazing so far guys… I feel like the conversation between everyone has been so productive and I know it has really helped propel me personally into the year with so much energy!
How are you feeling? Have things been exciting? Have you been in a funk? What are some of your goals you’ve decided to work towards? I would love to hear your thoughts! I’ll be replying to comments all weekend! REMEMBER, GET INVOLVED! It will put you in a place where you’re more likely to apply the things you’ve been learning and meditating on!
I LOVE YOU GUYS and I will talk to you soon all over the internet!