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How To Get Out Of A Funk

Has this ever happened to you...

You're on top of the world for days, weeks, maybe even months.  Everything in your life is perfect and you can do no wrong.  Then one day you wake up and everything feels amiss.  You feel tired, groggy, and grumpy and want nothing more but to curl back into bed and stay there all day.  Even though you force yourself out of bed and go to work, the entire day feels like the world is against you. 

In your head you're thinking, "Meh, I'm just having a bad day." But you wake up the next morning and it's the same thing!  This persists for the entire week or maybe even a few weeks and you find yourself wondering, "What the hell happened?! A few weeks ago I was on top of the world."  And for the life of you, you can't figure out why you feel this way or how to make it stop.  You're officially in a "funk."

When I find myself in a funk, it's usually because I'm lacking awareness and presence.  My mind is off in space instead of being in the moment and enjoying whatever I'm doing.  When this happens, I always do a few things to snap me out of it so I can get on living my awesome life and get out of my head. 

I remember that in the end, it's my choice to feel how I am and it's also my choice to change how I feel.  I remind myself that on top of it being my choice on how I feel, it's my choice whether I want to do something about it or not.  It's all in my power in the end.  I always take time to give thanks for things and people I have in my life that others may not.  I focus on what my intention is for the day and my life and reset my mind on what it is I'm trying to create.  Then I laugh and remember that everything happens for a reason and the only reason I enjoy the non funky times so much, is because I remember what it's like to be in a funk. 

The last thing I do is take a deep breath and relax.  I'm always too hard on myself!