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How to Get out of The Funk

Is it just me, or is there a serious case of the funk going around? I don’t know what has gotten me in to this funk, but I let it simmer for a few days and now it needs to go! There are several things that always put me in a better mood, and these are the steps that I take to get out of the funk.

1. Snuggle a Puggle (or any dog) – My dogs instantly make me feel better no matter what happened in my day. They are always excited to see me, they give lots of kisses and their snuggles are the best snuggles.

Snuggle a Puggle

2. Quotes that inspire – It might sound cheesy, but sometimes you just need some wise words to set your mind straight.

I find it pointless to argue and get upset with people that walk around angry with the world or people that seem like they always have a problem with me, because I see it like this; everyday I move into something new in my life while your stuck sitting in what ever funk your in . . .

"I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness."

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3. Treat Yo’Self – A little pampering just for you can often do a trick. Take a bubble bath, paint your nails, try a new face mask.

4. Exercise – Sometimes a good walk/run to clear your mind or kick boxing to literally beat your stress’s ass! You know..endorphins and shit…they make you happy.

5. Get lost in a book – Nothing like letting your mind wander through a fictional universe in a great story!

6. Watch you favorite TV show – Especially if it is a funny one, you could use a little funny!

7. Retail Therapy – Shopping always makes me feel better. Always.

8. Clean – Taking it out on the kitchen counters, the closet, the living floors, that bathtub…sometimes it helps!

9. Channel those feelings – Take your negative thoughts and feelings and channel them in to something productive. Crafts, start a new project, tackle something you have been meaning to get done, re-work your web design, etc.

10. Write down the positive – Sure, you could sit there and focus on the things that aren’t your jam right now….but you know you have a lot of good things going for you! Write them down and cultivate positive thoughts.

What do you do when you are in a funk?

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  • Reply Laura April 15, 2015 at 8:34 am

    hi funk friend — I almost wrote the exact same post today ! puppy snuggles can definitely help — and cleaning stuff!! I love being productive when I’m all funked out. We’ll get through this for sure. And if not, well, then we have cheeseburgers to help us out.

  • Reply kristen April 15, 2015 at 8:50 am

    love this post girlfran. i have definitely been in a funk (i almost wrote punk haha) lately. i don’t have a dog but my cats always make me happy 😉
    oh you know your inspirational quotes? i have the first one in a post scheduled sometime soon. great minds my friend, great minds 😉

  • Reply Tracie April 15, 2015 at 9:21 am

    I have been in a funk too! I’ve been trying new classes at the community center with a work friend & it has helped! I snuggle the boxers all night once I get home, which does make you feel good

  • Reply Marie April 15, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Love this post! Great suggestions. Nothing like getting lost in a good book. And shopping (for me) is the best therapy. lol.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer April 15, 2015 at 10:27 am

    What’s in the water? I’ve been in a funk, too. My usual go-to is shopping but I’m on a spending freeze! Your inspirational quotes did life my mood. 🙂 And cleaning is a great way to beat frustration! Hope your week gets better!

  • Reply Kateri Von Steal April 15, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Funk here as well – I’m getting better though – I hope you will be soon as well!

    OH – and I agree with ALL of this list!

    And cleaning the shower/bathtub – is a major destressor for me!!!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista April 15, 2015 at 11:43 am

    LOL at Sheldon… love that episode! *Hugs* hope your funk clears up soon hun 🙂

  • Reply Dorrie @ Bear Den Plantation April 15, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    I’ve been in a total funk as well!!! The pups always help. I think a lot of mine is the weather here lately, combined with the move and all that entails. It makes me excited to be further south, where the sun shines every day. And I can go to Universal and drink a few margaritas at Margaritaville, then go run around the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 🙂 I may have to rename the blog “Drunk in Harry Potter Land!”

  • Reply Biana Perez April 15, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Funks are no fun girl!! I like to read quotes too…and retail therapy that always helps me! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New April 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Love this and you know I get it, I am right there with you in the funk, haha!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis April 15, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    This week has been surprisingly good for me but I’ve had so many “funky” weeks already for the year especially always returning from vacation .Wine usually helps haha but seriously all of your things are great ideas to relax and/or distract the brain. Hope you feel better soon!

  • Reply Zelle April 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Yesss for snuggling a pup! That always makes me feel better!
    xo Southern Style

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph April 15, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    I’m not in a funk, and when I am it typically doesn’t last a full day. I am good at getting myself out of them!

  • Reply alyssa April 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Perfect timing. I’m in such a work funk lately, and so far I’m doing pretty good to keep it from spilling over into my “real life,” but it’s still frustrating the 40 hours a week I’m at the office. Thanks for the reminders—love some of those quotes!

  • Reply kathy at real talk April 15, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    depends on the funk but mostly, i exercise or do something super relaxing – watching TV with tea or reading! hope this funk of yours gets gone soon!

  • Reply Kerry April 15, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Reading and puppy snuggles always helps. I clean and bake when I am stressed and they always make me feel better.

  • Reply Pamela April 16, 2015 at 7:21 am

    Girl I feel you on the funk thing. It’s happened to me more than once! And I love all of these ideas, such great tips. Haha the sunggle a puggle (or in my case morkie) is definitely top on the list for me too!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  • Reply Ralph Marion April 16, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I know exactly what you mean. I’ve been in a funk lately, and it’s been hard to shake it off at time. For me, I usually hang out with Whitney and the kitties to help take away the funk. Listening to music and drink a great beer can help me out as well.

  • Reply Tracy April 19, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    So many good suggestions! I had a TERRIBLE week last week and there were lots of puppy snuggles. And exercise, not because I have to but because it’s seriously what keeps me sane and helps me get my mind straight.

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