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How to get out of a funk

How to get out of a funk.

how to get out of a funk

Have you ever been in a funk that you just can’t seem to get out of? 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.

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 want to get out of it.

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Why are you in this depressive mood?

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.

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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.

You can find any at your local Target and online. However, the Erin Condren planner is so nice and helpful because it’s a Life planner.

Your life can fit in there and that can help you more than just a regular store brand planner because it includes so much more. My personal favorite are the traveler’s notebook type of covers Erin Condren recently came out with because I house my bullet journals in them.

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It helps to recognize the signs before you’re about to get into a funk.

how to get out of 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 this.

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.

However, if you know you’re more negative, then I highly recommend to read some of my older posts down below.

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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.

Mine are a lot, now that I think about it. It can be something as little as spilling my tea on my planner to a crying tantrum my toddler is throwing at the store.

It’s important to avoid triggering those bad moods. Planning out your day and routine before will help you tremendously. As long as you can avoid what sets you off, then you’re already helping yourself.

Unfortunately, we can’t avoid everything or have perfect days. So, let’s go ahead and dive into these 10 things to do when you’re in a funk.

These tips may not be helpful to everyone, but they help me a lot every time I’m stuck in a bad mood.

10 ways to get out of a funk.

  • Pray to God as soon as you wake up. Remember how I say it’s best to stay prepared? This is one of the ways I do that.

By praying. Look, you can’t 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 and focused. He also reminds me that he loves me, no matter the hard days. He’s my support system I am completely leaning on when I am in a funk.

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  • 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. 
  • Plan a fun outing to look forward to.
  • 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. 

how to get out of a funk

More ways to get out of a funk.

  • Clean the room you’re in and decorate it to make you feel happier. 
  • 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. Having a Bible is so important during your tough days and it’s helpful for me to pull out my Bible and read up on the Word of God in my times of need. You can purchase your Bible in the following link:Visit ChurchSource.com for a variety of Bibles!
  • Play your favorite music on Pandora. 
  • Journal what you are grateful for in your journal. 
  • Distract yourself with a project you’ve been putting off for a long time. 

Takeaways.

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.

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Until next time,

xoxo,

mrsplanahead

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4 Comments

  1. themagicballproject says:

    This was really helpful. I would love to see a post about how to recognize when you’re going into a funk!

    1. That sounds like a great idea! I’ll try to write about that soon. I was actually thinking the same thing when I published this one.

  2. Great suggestions! I try to make prayer my first order of business when I feel myself slipping into a funk.

    1. That’s great to hear. I do too. What I have found helpful lately is planning (it’s my hobby) and found it’s pretty therapeutic.

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