So some drama recently happened and it sent me into a funk. Which sucks because Jonathan is home now and it kind of stole the joy from that.
This doesn’t happen often, but sometimes it just hits me wrong and I cannot find motivation to do much. Concentration is hard, I just worry and over analyze things that were said. I’m an empathetic peace maker personality, so my brain just goes on and on trying to solve issues sometimes and it’s hard for me to let go and trust that God will work in hearts and solve the issues that grow between people.
Most things people say negatively about me I can shake off and it doesn’t bother me. But when it’s someone I really care about it can be difficult to just shake it off.
I was in no mood to write a blog post. My original ideas for writing just didn’t fit well and I couldn’t focus enough to write them. So I figured why not use this opportunity to help get myself (and hopefully you if you need it) out of this funk!
So here it is:
It doesn’t have to be Pandora, but play your favorite music. What works best for me is putting on classical music. My favorite is my Ludovico Einaudi station on Pandora. Seriously, it’s amazing. I put it on and start doodling, it helps a lot. It’s also good for getting your creativity and imagination going. I listen to this while writing as well. The best thing about classical music is there aren’t lyrics (don’t get me wrong, I love singing but some moods you just don’t need lyrics because then you’re endlessly skipping songs because they may be too happy or too sad or whatever. So classical is usually a good option)
If you are a reader sometimes grabbing your favorite book and disappearing into your imagination is a good solution to the mind funk. I prefer fiction in this case, but if you enjoy reading self help books or other non fiction, go right ahead! It’s all about finding what will work for you specifically.
3. Go for a walk
Sometimes one of the best ways to get out of a funk is to get outside in the fresh air. You can even listen to your music while doing this one and that helps even more. (also, if you have an adorable child, cuddling with them helps as well)
If you are artistic at all, or even if you’re not, you could always try doodling, painting, coloring or even some kind of small craft or puzzle. I’ve found doodling and coloring to be pretty therapeutic. Especially while, you guessed it, listening to classical music. (Apparently I really enjoy that) I even recently started a bullet journal and that is pretty therapeutic as well.
This may not be the healthiest option, depending on what you’re baking or cooking, but I find it therapeutic sometimes to just pull out a recipe for something and start working.
Well, I hope these help you like they’ve been helping me. And yes, that does say I had chips, pizza and ice cream. I’m not perfect haha life happens. The important thing is this funk won’t last all week and I will back to eating healthy tomorrow.