Sometimes I feel like I’m just in a “funk” – like, a weird/bad mood. Like I have no motivation or energy; I’m just sort of “blah.”
Have you ever felt like that? I feel like most people have but maybe you’re just always feeling 100% and have no clue what I’m talking about. If that’s true, then lucky you! 😉
If you know what I’m talking about, you probably know how hard it can be to pull yourself out of a funk like this. But I made a list of things that sometimes help me feel better when I’m in these “blah” moods and I hope that it can help you as well!
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– 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!
You might like: Finding Motivation to Exercise
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.
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– 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! 🙂
– Get outside
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 off 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.
You might like: The Complete 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 it over 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.
You might like: How + Why I Practice Daily Gratitude (Free Printable)
– Work on improving yourself
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.
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– Work on your goals
Maybe your ‘funk’ is really just a sense of being lost or feeling like you don’t have a purpose. Sometimes working toward our goals can give us motivation and a mood-boost. 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.
I have quite a few posts on goal-setting:
- Setting Yearly Goals (Free Workbook)
- Why You Should Set Monthly Goals + Tips for Achieving Them
- The Benefits of Writing Down Your Goals
- How to Actually Follow Through With Your Goals
- Why + How to Set Goals as a Couple (Free Worksheet)
– Embrace it
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! 🙂
What’s something that helps you get out of a funk and into a better mood?