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If you follow me on twitter, you know that I'm all about positivity and the law of attraction! I preach this stuff everyday! It's my way of life and has been for years. Just because I preach it and appear to be this happy, go lucky gal, yes, even I have my off days. I am human after all and just because I end up looking for the positives in even the darkest of times, I need to pull myself out of those funks as well.
I get messages often asking for advice on how to get out of a funk or how to get your mojo back. Makes me happy to know that people actually listen to the stuff I tweet since somedays all my tweets really are is a pep talk to my bad self. Reminders to help keep myself on track and after the prize.
I aspire to inspire and motivate you. So this is the list I have crafted up to help you, yes YOU get out of that funk. Makeup washes off so let's work on inner beauty. We are all in this together <3
1. Stop Comparing Yourself To People On The Internet
Before you even start to break this funk, stop with the comparing right now! Social media is a highlight reel of our lives. Never forget we are all human. We all struggle, cry, & break. Stop comparing your bad day to someone else's best day ever!
2. Jam Out To Some Tunes
Break out that playlist and listen to some up beat happy tunes! Have a few nostalgic songs that always bring you back to a special time or place?! This is the time to dance away to those tunes. Music is always good for the soul, so sing along and dance like nobody is watching!
3. Make A List Of Short Term & Long Term Goals
Life is all about intentions. All about energy. What are you attracting? What are you putting out there? What are you focusing on? Make a list of everything you want to see in your life and watch it manifest before your very own eyes! The first step in receiving abundance is asking the universe for it! Even the littlest of goals once reached can bring us so much joy and motivate us to conquer more.
4. Do Your Hair And Makeup
This might sound silly, but it really works!!! How can you be mad at the world when you look like a million bucks? So slap on that lipstick and rock that outfit, even if the only place you have to strut your hot self is in your own living room. Heck, if your looking THAT fab, take a selfie or two to remind yourself how fabulous you really are & then slay the day away.
5. Read Inspirational Quotes On The Internet
There is so much inspiration on the internet these days!!! Twitter is my favorite place to go chill when I'm feeling blue. I even created a list on twitter of all the motivational twitter accounts that I can't get enough of. When I'm feeling down, I reach for my phone and scroll away at my motivational twitter list! It's nice to be reminded that it's only a bad day, not a bad life and inspirational quotes really do the trick.
6. Sit Out In The Sun Or Hit Up A Tanning Salon
It's no secret that Vitamin D is a great mood shifter!!! There is a reason why we seem happier during the summer months than in the winter! Sunlight and specifically vitamin D have been proven to have significant impacts on our moods and even brain functioning! Vitamin D has also been proven to help people out with major depression, so it really does work wonders when you're having that off day. So if you live somewhere where the sun is shining, go outside and soak in those rays! If you're like me and living in what appears to be the arctic, hit up a tanning salon. A little uv ray time won't hurt you and might just get you out of that funk ;-)
7. Do Something Small That Will Make You Feel Productive
Do something on your to-do list that you have been neglecting. Just last week I was feeling super unmotivated and straight up burnt out so I decided to tackle my walkin closet. It was a disaster and needed some tender lovin & care. I completely reorganized it and tossed all the clothing items I knew I would never rock again into a bag to donate! Believe it or not, it did the trick and here I am a week later still living off of that high I got from accomplishing something that needed to be done! It really does feel good to get things done, even if they are something super minor that no one will notice but yourself.
8. Fix Your Relationships & Friendships
Forgiveness is hard, but it sure is freeing! You can't move forward if something you're feeling is holding you back. If an apology is due make it. Or if someone owes you one, ASK for it. Clear the air because emotional clutter is just as harmful as physical clutter to your mental well-being. You might find that your time being stuck in a funk can decrease drastically if everything is going well in your interpersonal relationships. Spread kindness and forgiveness around like confetti y'all!
Feeling at peace starts from the inside out. Starting a meditation practice, even if it is only a few minutes, every other day, is better than not meditating at all. Start small. Turn your phone off, or set a timer on it for the length you'd like to be mentally ~ away ~. Listen to instrumental music, or the birds chirping outside, or nothing at all. Let your thoughts float by like clouds. Notice them, but let them pass. Getting out of a funk is about re-gaining your confidence, taking action, and feeling at peace with your path. Meditation is going to help that, in big and small ways!
As you probably know, exercise is scientifically proven to put you in a better mood. Hello endorphins!!!! I’ve found that this is one of the best ways to pull me out of my funk. You can do a full workout at the gym, or just take a walk around the block . Is the baby napping? Perfect time to do some sit-ups, squats or hit up YouTube for a online yoga class! Anything that gets you moving should help you feel better! Maybe it's just me but nothing feels better than that burn after a killer workout!
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2/8/2017 04:00:33 pm
Heck yes! Wonderful post. I used to be horrible at comparing myself to others but I rarely do it anymore.
Great list. I truly find that when I wake up and actually get dressed (not just rock pj's all day) I get more done, and I handle stress better. It's amazing how hard it can be to take that step you KNOW will make you feel better, but once you do, you're very thankful you did. Thanks for sharing <3
2/8/2017 07:06:35 pm
3, 5 and a good day at the beach usually get me back on track.
2/8/2017 07:55:09 pm
These tips are great! I do really well with some of these things, but most of them are much-needed reminders.
2/8/2017 08:45:00 pm
I have been fighting a sinus infection, and I know, once that is over, that I will be up and at them again. Until then, I cannot help feeling behind. Sickness is for the birds.
2/8/2017 09:05:19 pm
Love this Courtney! I definitely find that whenever I'm having a gloomy day, just by dressing up and putting on a bit more makeup than normal, I can instantly feel better and more confident. Bright bold lisptick is definitely a go-to! :)
2/8/2017 09:07:36 pm
Great list of ideas! I also like to watch funny videos! Oh, and comparing myself to others...this is why my friends list on Facebook is so small!
2/8/2017 09:08:42 pm
As a military wife who could barely handle her busy schedule I am truly glad I came across your post. This list are so great and I totally agree with you. I am actually doing those things to keep me motivated and inspired.
I love this. I have been in a funk lately for sure. I graduated with my Masters but have yet to be able to find a job in my field and it has me a bit down. I do think that we all need to stop comparing ourselves to people on the internet because everyone puts out the best of the best online and doesn't show the other 99% of their lives.
2/8/2017 09:29:55 pm
Exercise and meditation usually do it for me. I admit that sometimes I am guilty of comparing myself to others online though and for that goal setting is what kicks me up the butt!
2/8/2017 10:11:40 pm
These are some good tips. When I'm having a bad day, I like to get a good exercise workout in. A good run can really get the blood flowing and put you in a better mood for feeling like you've done something good for yourself!
2/8/2017 10:52:14 pm
I love that you kept all the things on this list small enough to not be too scary for a person stuck in a funk. I'm not currently in one, but I'm bookmarking this to remind myself of how it just takes a little bit of something to get out. I do have CPTSD, panic disorder, and I suffer from bouts of depression several times a year, so things like this are actually pretty handy for people like me.
2/8/2017 11:35:23 pm
I have to admit a lot of these work, I was in a funk, just moved, new city, new day job and a little overwhelmed..okay maybe a lot, and making a goal list short and long term, jamming to music, mediation they all help a lot. So does writing.
2/9/2017 12:31:06 am
I love your suggestions in this post, especially not comparing yourself to people on the internet. You are only seeing what people want you to see! I also like setting goal and intentions, this is always so helpful. I love your graphics in this post btw, so fantastic!
2/9/2017 12:37:18 am
This is great! I always feel so much better after I exercise, I have gotten off the bandwagon lately and would love to get back to exercising
2/9/2017 12:53:45 am
Thanks for this great reminder. I need to get out more, spend time with myself more! I have to update my playlist and listen to new tunes that would brighten my day.
2/9/2017 01:59:20 am
These are all great advice! Comparison is the thief of joy and it can be tough in the blogging world to not compare! Thanks for sharing!
Totally agree with all of these. Especially doing your hair & makeup! I only realised that yesterday when I was doing a blog post on Valentine's Day make-up (on the blog right now - a little plug haha) that working from home and never doing my makeup has left me feeling a bit meh! Need to rectify it with at least a spot of blush & mascara. x
2/9/2017 04:30:08 am
Taking care of ourselves emotionally, spiritually and physically should always be an important thing for us. We shouldn't take this thing for granted in order for us to be more productive and healthy that we may perform our task in the right state of body and mind.
2/9/2017 07:22:39 am
Music is a must have for me on any given day. If I'm in a funk taking a drive with the music turned up is what works best for getting out of my own head.
2/9/2017 08:40:33 am
These are all great tips. It's hard in the winter time to feel like there is no way out of that funk, but these suggestions will definitely help! Thank you
Exercise and time with friends (preferably exercising with friends!) are my go-to methods for getting out of any funk. My husband meditates every day, in addition to exercise. It's so important, especially during the winter months when getting outside isn't as easy!
2/9/2017 09:06:02 am
When I get in a funk, it is so hard to get out for me. You have made some awesome suggestions that I will need to do from now on.
2/9/2017 09:58:15 am
There was a time when I'd always compare myself with others but not anymore. 🙂 Great post!
2/9/2017 11:33:21 am
I love that most of these tips are all about self care and empowering yourself. It's really nice to be able to get rid of the bad vibes in your life!
2/9/2017 12:29:22 pm
This is just what I needed to read today as it is a snow day. Meaning no school and kids coming to me every 5 seconds that they are bored.
2/9/2017 12:31:48 pm
When Im in a funk I try to stay off social media! Then I go for a walk and listen to a positive or funny podcast.
2/9/2017 01:14:14 pm
Wonderful tips! Ive been doing a lot on my treadmill and its given me not only a ton more engery but also seemed to have broken me out of any type of funk I was feeling when so stressed a few weeks back!
2/9/2017 02:21:32 pm
These are really great tips. I always feel like In a funk this time of year it's the end of winter and I'm so over it but not yet spring. Can't wait for warmer weather.
2/9/2017 03:10:02 pm
Hi Courtney !! Great article. Love everything your wrote. I am totally motivated since the beginning of the New Year
2/9/2017 03:23:14 pm
Turning on some fun, upbeat music always seems to lift my mood. Bonus points if I can sing along, like in the car.
2/9/2017 04:09:35 pm
It can be a vicious circle when you get down on yourself. Great tips to pull yourself back up again stronger than ever!
2/9/2017 04:52:02 pm
SUCH a cute post!!! I think I'm good with some of the things here but I do think being organized can take you a long way!
2/9/2017 05:44:54 pm
These tips absolutely work, I've done them all when Ive been in a funk. Many of them actually keeps you from getting into a funk.
2/9/2017 08:32:29 pm
Great list! #1 is the most important and the hardest. Not wanting what other people have is a learned skill! I like to jam to music when I'm in a funk!
2/9/2017 11:18:12 pm
I always feel down and out when I haven't done my hair and makeup. It's amazing how much better I feel once I take the time to get pretty.
2/9/2017 11:51:20 pm
I think between the weather (at least in NYS) and all of the negativity we see lately people are bound to fall into the dreaded funk.
2/10/2017 12:13:51 am
We think similarly. I wrote something similar to this last week. I will always tell people to listen to music because it always changes my mood. I appreciate the makeup idea. Yes to not comparing yourself to others. Great list.
2/10/2017 12:28:32 am
I'm a list maker, so writing things down helps me figure out what needs to get done and when. Also helps me realize there's not as much to do as I thought.
2/10/2017 01:03:35 am
This seriously happens with me at time too. I'm all about positivity, cheering everyone and keeping up that smile but girl there are days when I just don't wanna crawl out of the bed. The list is so helpful and my fav goto is music and some me-time. Also snooze from technology for few hrs.
2/10/2017 03:38:30 am
These are all great ways to get out of that funk we all sometimes get into. It is so important to take care of yourself so you can feel good about you each day. Exercise can really help change your mood and how you feel physically. Listening to music is a great way to relax and get rid of that stress. Thanks for sharing the tips.
2/10/2017 06:57:49 am
These are all such great tips! I have been in sort of a funk lately and I know I need to step away from social media. Getting out and getting some sun and some exercise always makes me feel better.
2/10/2017 12:05:11 pm
Fantastic list of things to do to lift one's spirits! Looking at my 200+ pairs of shoes always does the job for me! Seriously though, love these tips!
2/10/2017 03:50:22 pm
This is an amazing post. So many people need to read this, including myself.
2/10/2017 03:54:24 pm
I'm definitely in a funk at the minute. I feel so unmotivated and empty and it's such a horrible feeling. I have great friends, family and a loving boyfriend, love my job and I'm doing well in uni but I'm still in this funk! I'll give your tips a go x
2/10/2017 05:53:13 pm
I love this post! It's so often that I see many comparing themselves to others. Nobody should be doing that. We're all different and we can accomplish all our goals too if we work hard to get there.
2/10/2017 07:46:56 pm
Thank you for all these great ideas. I'm down and in the funk everyday. I will have to try some of these.
2/10/2017 08:09:58 pm
Whenever I'm in a funk I try to do something good for myself. Even if it is just going for a walk or giving myself a manicure. Be kind to yourself and you'll start to feel better.
2/10/2017 09:56:11 pm
This is such an awesome post. I find myself in this funks more than I would like to be. A lot of the reason I get in these funks is because of the reasons you listed. I realize now that I should take your advice. Thank you!
2/10/2017 10:07:02 pm
What an amazing post. Finding the positives is always best, in the long run it does make ourselves feel better. Bringing out the happiness within makes us a better person in the long run!
2/10/2017 11:03:29 pm
those are great options. i need to do a few of those myself. thanks for sharing.
All true. Especially contributing to the greater good and t=community you live in. But my favorites are getting some sun, not the tanning part, but I call it chasing the sun when I put my sunroof back on a sunny day, turn up the music and just go wherever the wind takes me.
2/11/2017 12:11:59 pm
Yes yes yes! I love these tips. I'll get in a blogging funk every now and then, watching bloggers get amazing collaborations or hit a lot of subscribers, and have to remind myself not to compare! Thanks for the tips
2/11/2017 01:36:42 pm
I don't know about everyone else but in the winter I find it extremely hard to get out of that funk! I just want to curl under a blanket until the summer is here. LOL
2/11/2017 07:05:27 pm
I feel like #1 is a huge part of why we are all so much in a funk. The internet is a constant stream of judgement and comparing ourselves!
2/12/2017 12:33:28 am
Comparing yourself to people's social media accounts is not the way to go!
2/12/2017 07:36:42 am
These tips are so important! If more people followed them, we would all be so much better off.
2/12/2017 11:09:20 am
It can be so tough when you're feeling down, but tips like this can and do make a difference. I often look online for ideas when I'm in a funk. Not comparing yourself to others is a BIG deal. Comparison is the thief of joy!
2/13/2017 03:28:41 pm
I think comparing myself to others was the first thing I stopped doing and my life got so much happier.
2/14/2017 08:19:22 am
It sounds so silly but 'Do Your Hair And Makeup' is actually a great tips. Works super well for me. Kinda gets me out of the laziness right into productivity haha
2/14/2017 11:43:34 am
I think it's really important to not compare yourself to others on the internet. Anyone can post anything on the internet and we can really easily get a false perception of even our friend's lives.
2/16/2017 11:42:32 pm
Words of wisdom. Comparison is the thief of joy. As a mom, it is really hard to shut up that nagging voice in your head and compare yourself to other moms but you have to find a way to silence it.
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