Camille Styles

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5 Quick Ways to Get Out of a Funk

July 27th, 2017

Today’s post is sponsored by last week’s funk (my own), and a desperate desire to snap out of it quickly. The truth is, we all wake up feeling cranky or depressed for no apparent reason once in awhile, but not only can that case of the blahs overshadow an otherwise perfectly good day; it can actually spread negativity to the people around us since bad moods have been shown to be contagious. I’d say that’s a pretty compelling reason to try out a positive attitude, don’t you? In my own quest to get out of an unexplained funk, I thought it might be helpful to arm myself with a handful of coping mechanisms that I could pull out whenever I’m feeling “off.” Keep reading for 5 mood boosters that almost always work for me, and I’d love to hear yours in the comments!

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7 Comments under :: 5 Quick Ways to Get Out of a Funk
  1. Wholeheartedly agree with 2. Truly works

  2. shannon fleming-wood says:

    Thank you for this post! I was in a definite funk last night, and could feel how my mood was impacting my family. I went for a short night walk, and while it didn’t exactly “cure” my mood, it did help me feel more present. Love the advice about taking care of yourself AND focusing on others. Such good reminders.

  3. I love love love going to a movie alone if I’m in a funk. It gets me to completely escape my head for two hours, and when I walk out, the problems that seemed so big are suddenly much more manageable!

  4. Exercise always works for me, too! Even when I don’t feel like working out, I tell myself how much better I’ll feel afterward. Works like a charm every time!

  5. Dawn says:

    Thank you for this! I’ve definitely been in a funk, but feel inspired now to try at least a couple of your tips. In particular, I plan to begin journaling my feelings and ideas now for the first time – and I turn 50 this year, so that’s something ?

  6. Cornelia says:

    I have been in a funk for quite a while now. After I read this post, I decided to try number five and just go play. I shut down my laptop grabbed my field hockey stick and played outside in the rain for 15 minutes. It truly felt great to just forget about social media and all of my obligations inside while I was just playing in the rain like a kid. This post is such a perfect reminder on how to focus on the present. Thank you for this.

  7. These are great! I especially agree with #5, sometimes we just don’t realize how much we are looking at technology. Thanks for sharing!

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