How to get out of a funk.
Have you ever wondered how to get out of a funk that you’re in? Today God really has put it in my heart to help you learn how to get out of a funk when you’re in one.
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I’m not claiming to be a mental health expert at all, however, I do enjoy sharing my tips and advice on getting out of a funk, my way. It can be rather difficult to even try to get out of the depressive mood you are in and you don’t need to look further to find out what to do when you’re in a funk and how to get out of it.
I’m going to provide you with 10 helpful tips that I have personally done before when I was in a depressive funk that I wanted to get out of. These tips helped me become a more positive person with a positive mindset.
It may not always seem like it, but you really need to have a positive mindset in this trying world. God has helped me in so many ways!
Make sure to make time for God. When depressive funks hit, they could stay around awhile so it’s best to prepare yourself ahead of time.
Set yourself up for success before your depressive mood hits.
At times, any little thing can set us off and turn our bright day into a dreary one. Honestly, I like to set myself up for success whenever I get up for the day.
Weekends are different of course because I’m a busy work from home mom and I treasure my weekends with the girls and resting. Remember to set yourself up for success and try to avoid getting into those funky moods by having a great morning routine customized especially for you.
Getting organized is key in being able to do this and keeping yourself happy and productive. You need to keep yourself busy and have goals you want to accomplish to be successful and happy.
To get yourself organized, having a planner is so helpful. I can’t tell you how much a planner has helped keep my life on track.
Planning things out has helped me to stay on track, accomplish my goals, and helps motivate me to create even bigger goals for me to reach. There are many, many planners out there to help you stay on track.
The planner system that I use includes a B6 Staology. I prefer a bullet journal planning system so that I can also write down all that I’m grateful for and include my daily self-love positive affirmations.
Using a bullet journal system allows me to customize my planner the way I like and to fit my needs for the month. No other planner I know can do that.
The products that I use for my bullet journal system are down below. I hope you find them as helpful as I do!
All of these products I’ve used before and I personally love. I completely recommend these!
It helps to recognize the signs before you’re about to get into a funk.
When you feel like you’re about to get into a funky and depressive mood, you have to try to prevent the moods from setting in, if possible. I know when I’m going to be in a bad mood and now I take proactive steps in order to prevent a depressive mood from striking.
I wasn’t very proactive before. Before I began having a positive mindset, I really just let negativity win in my life.
It wasn’t a pretty time in my life and I don’t like to look back on it. If you’re a slightly more positive person, these upcoming tips won’t be hard for you to follow.
If you need a little extra motivation to help set yourself up for success, you can download my free 12 positive self-love affirmations that come in journaling cards! One thing that helps me stay in a positive and productive mindset is to say my positive affirmations aloud every single day.
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Avoid triggers that can put you in a bad mood.
We all have things that set us off that can put us in a bad mood. And we pretty much know what those are after some time.
If you don’t know what they are, every time you get into a bad mood, make sure to track what it is that caused you to feel this way. Make a list and keep it handy to review later on in the month.
It’s important to avoid triggering those bad moods. Planning out your day and routine before will help you out tremendously.
As long as you can avoid what sets you off, then you’re already helping yourself. Making lists of the reasons you’re in a bad mood can help you identify what triggers you.
Personally, I like to focus on the positive. Saying my affirmations daily and changing my mindset from a negative one to a positive one helped me out more than I ever imagined it could.
Unfortunately, we can’t always have these picture-perfect days. And you shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself to have them.
So, let’s go ahead and dive into these 10 things to do when you’re in a funk. I am really hoping these tips help you out in your journey to finding your happiness and self-worth.
These tips may not be helpful to everyone, but they help me a lot every single time I’m stuck in a bad mood. Let me know in the comments down below if they helped you in any way!
How to get out a funk.
- Pray to God as soon as you wake up.
Remember how I say it’s best to stay prepared before the depressive mood strikes? This is one of the ways I do that.
By praying early in the morning. Look, you cannot predict everything that’s going to happen to you in your life. And some things are just out of our control.
Praying to God helps me stay grounded, reassured, and protected. He also reminds me that he loves me, no matter the hard days that are coming or are already here.
He’s my support system I am completely leaning on when I am in a funk. God doesn’t leave you deserted when you’re feeling low or down about yourself.
He’s right there and is waiting to hear from you. Try to say a prayer every morning to God and pour out to him everything you’re feeling.
If you don’t want to pray aloud, try writing it down. I have always preferred to write my prayers out.
Keeping a prayer journal is amazing to do during your journey to happiness. Here are some beautiful journals to keep your prayers in and you can look back on them a year later and see how God has answered your prayers.
Are you still struggling with getting to know God? Do you want to get deeper into the Word but don’t really know how?
Use this Study Bible to help you get closer in your relationship with God. Sometimes, I need helpful tools too to build my relationship up and closer to the Lord.
More ways on how to get out of a funk.
- Read a chapter out of your favorite self-help and motivational book. When you are hearing someone speak pure positivity into your life, it can help get you through a rough patch and help you feel better.
What truly helped me the most getting out of my depressive mood funk was this amazing and powerful book written by Joel Osteen. Have you ever heard him preach?
His sermons are motivational, uplifting, and life-changing. You can listen and see them for free on Youtube.
- Plan a fun outing to look forward to.
I really don’t know what I would have done during tough times without my bucket lists! During my depressive funks what really kept me happy and motivated was planning Mother-daughter bucket list ideas.
Plan something fun that you can look forward to and put it in your calendar. Circle it in colorful ink and be happy that the date is coming up!
Give yourself something to look forward to. It doesn’t have to be a vacation, it can be a fun hike planned with your family or a little family get together.
Just try to make it something fun or joyful for yourself to really look forward to putting in your calendar. Keep track of outings that make you happy so you’ll know for the future.
- Listen to an inspirational and motivating podcast.
- Go on a walk and breathe in the fresh air. You don’t need to go alone, you can invite a friend and talk out your feelings with them.
The last of my ways to get out of a funk.
- Clean the room you’re in and decorate it to make you feel happier.
Do you have an office desk space where you do your work? What really helps me since I work from home is to decorate my working space to help keep me motivated and happy.
Give yourself a nice view and something beautiful to look at. My view is my beautiful succulent garden and plenty of cute decor decorating my room and office space.
Here’s some beautiful and motivating office decor you could use to decorate your desk. You don’t need to just get one, it’s important to keep your view pleasant throughout the day.
- Watch uplifting and inspiring vlogs on YouTube. (I have so many favorite mom vloggers by the way. Leave a comment down below with your favorites so I can go follow!)
- Go to a bible study and follow up with a church service that Sunday.
- Play your favorite music station on Pandora.
- Journal what you are grateful for every single day in your journal.
- Distract yourself with a project you’ve been putting off for a long time.
Maybe you’re like me and put off a daunting chore that needs to get done. The hard part is getting started!
Honestly, it’s so worth it in the end. You’ll feel accomplished and will be able to check this chore right off of your list.
I hope these 10 tips have helped you get out of that funk you are in. Trust me when I say, I know how you feel.
Lately, I’ve been going through the MOTIONS. I feel like I’m a windup clock and just going about my day to day tasks.
I have so much on my to-do list with the kids, cleaning, cooking, running my home, and running my website. On top of all of this, I’m writing a book.
I’m happy to say I’m almost done, but as a content creator, my work is almost never finished. I’m also getting better from a rough bout of bronchitis and maybe that’s why I am having the blogger blues.
All busy blogger moms know what I’m talking about. We have SO many things to do and still want to be present for the kids but we also need a good 6-8 hours to feel like we’ve put in a hard day’s work into blogging. Because work is work.
Are you feeling this way? Let me know if you are in the comments down below and what you do in order to relieve your blogging stress. I also have some helpful and motivational blog posts that can help you multi-task, blogging moms.
What’s next on my to-do list is to garden, plan, and journal to help relieve some of my stress. Make sure you’re making time for yourself and putting yourself first.
Sometimes, we want to get everything done and we put off taking care of ourselves a lot. That’s not ideal because if you’re not taking care of yourself, you can’t take care of others!
Until next time,