Have you ever been in a ‘funk’ – just a weird/bad mood? Like, you don’t feel like doing anything, you have no motivation or energy, and you’re just sort of ‘blah’?
If you answered yes: I know how ya feel, and I think most people do. If your answer is no, and you don’t know what I’m talking about: lucky you! 😉 I get like that sometimes, and sometimes it’s hard to pull myself out of that funk.
So, I’ve come up with a list of things that you can do when you’re in a funk, to pull yourself out of it and lift your mood:Sometimes it's hard to pull yourself out of a funk. Here are some ways to help! Click To Tweet
Take a shower
I don’t know what it is, or if I’m the only one, but I feel so much more energized when I take a shower. If I’m in a ‘blah’ sort of mood, showers always perk me up and make me feel better. Maybe it’s just me?
Do something creative
For me, this is usually writing. But for you it could be drawing, painting, crafting, singing – anything. Doing something creative, or something that lets you express yourself, is definitely a mood-booster.
As you probably know, exercise is scientifically proven to put you in a better mood. I’ve found that this is one of the best ways to pull me out of my funk. You can do a full workout, or just take a walk around the block – anything that gets you moving should help you feel better!
Reading is something that really puts me in a good mood. Getting totally lost in a good book – in a character’s life – can help you to just take a break from your own life, and pull you out of a funk.
Listen to music
Listening to upbeat, happy music is sure to lift your mood, at least a little. Or even better, play your favorite happy song and dance around a little – you’ll be getting some exercise too! 🙂
Getting fresh air and sunshine is a great way to get out of a bad mood. Go for a walk, just sit outside, or even just open up your windows to let the fresh air and sun inside – whatever works.
Talk to a friend
Call a trusted friend and ask them if you can just be selfish for just a minute and vent because you’re in a bad mood or you’re having a crappy day. Sometimes all you need to do is get stuff of your chest.
Meditation is like a magic pill. It seriously helps with so much stuff, including a bad mood. Just sit down, stand up, lay down (whatever works for you), close your eyes, and breathe deeply for a few minutes. Just let your mind focus on your breath. That’s a sure way to clear your mind and brighten your mood.
Related reading: A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation
Make a gratitude list
Seriously. Make a list of everything that you can think of that you’re thankful for and read over it a few times. Literally everything – from your family and friends to that cute new pair of shoes you bought. Focusing on all of the amazing things in your life that you’re thankful for is a great mood booster.
Do something to improve yourself. Learn something, read a book, watch a documentary, try out a new hobby (or spend time doing one of your favorite hobbies), do some journaling, read some of your favorite blogs, take a class. Working on improving yourself is probably one of the best ways to pull yourself out of a funk/bad mood.
Work on your goals
Maybe your ‘funk’ is really just a sense of being lost or feeling like you don’t have a purpose. So pull out your list of goals (or make one!) and make a to-do list of a few tasks you can do that will bring you closer to your goals.
Grab some junk food, put on your PJs, and watch Netflix. Sometimes you’re just in a funk and you need to embrace it. I’m not saying that you should do this every time you’re having a bad day – but sometimes there’s nothing you can do but accept it. Maybe you need a break. Just remember: tomorrow is a new day! 🙂
How do you get out of a funk and into a better mood? I’d love to see your answer in the comments below!