We are all subject to falling into a funk from time to time. Because well...life happens. Maybe you feel stuck in a rut, overwhelmed, burnt-out or even unmotivated in every day tasks. It's easy to loose ourselves in the process of trying to keep up with it all. Our jobs, friendships, relationships, family, social calendars and everything in between.
Life can be hectic and chances are, it's not slowing down anytime soon. So the next time you find yourself in a funk, here are 5 ways you can pull yourself out and get back to living your life.
1. GET OUTSIDE
I know that your comfy bed & a pint of Ben & Jerry's is tempting when your feeling down and out. And it's easy to just want to seclude yourself from the rest of the world. But fresh air can do wonders. Even if you have to force yourself....GET UP, GET DRESSED & GET OUT of the house. Go for a walk, run or just put your bare feet in the grass. Seriously. My friend, Jackie swears by this and I've tried it and IT WORKS!
2. TREAT YO' SELF
Not that buying things is the way to solve your problems or that you have to spend money on yourself every time you fall into a slump. But if it makes you feel better and you can afford it, DO IT! Take yourself out for coffee, go shopping for that new pair of shoes you've been eyeing at Nordstrom or pamper yourself with a mani + pedi. If you want a more budget friendly option, you could have an at home spa day. Taking time out for YOU, can help boost your mood and help take your mind off of things.
3. PHONE A FRIEND
We all get by with a little help from our friends, am I right?! So, why not lean on them when you need them the most. Your real friends will understand that there are times you may just need to vent and have a listening ear. Sometimes just talking about what's going on in our life helps us to feel better. And often our friends struggle with similar things as us. The more you open up to the people around you, the more you will create an open dialogue. And who best, than your closest friends to give you advice and help you through the difficult stuff.
4. SHARE YOUR STORY
Now days we have this notion that we can only share the "perfect" things in our life on social media. But people don't want nor expect your life to be 'PERFECT 24/7'. Life can be complicated. And sometimes it's okay to share that. I personally, feel relieved when seeing other people share on social media, that they are struggling with something in their life. Why?! Because it means that they are just like me, human. And it actually makes you more relatable to others. We tend to get caught up with only posting pretty squares on Instagram. But people want to see the real YOU. I promise you'll be surprised by the kindness of strangers.
5. TAKE A DAY OFF
Self care is the best care. Schedule a day for just YOU. Take a personal day from work, cancel any meetings, unplug from social media, leave your inbox as is and turn your phone off. The laundry can stay in a pile on the floor for one more day, emails can wait and work will still be there tomorrow. Allow yourself 24 hours to do NOTHING. You can binge watch Netflix and not have to change out of your pajamas if you see fit. Pants optional. When it all feels like too much, give yourself the chance to recharge.
What do you find helpful when trying to pull yourself out of a funk?! Comment below.