What to Do When You’re in a Funk

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I talked a little bit about my radio silence on the blog last week. And while I’ve gotten a bit better at not feeling like I have to justify when I can’t get a post up, I wanted to be honest about why I took a few days off.

I hate bad days, but who doesn’t? Luckily, we all go through them, and therefore, I hope this post can help us all get through those less than great days together.

Accept it.

Bad days, bad weeks, and bad months happen. They’ll come, they’ll go, and then they’ll come back again. Accept when you’re not feeling like yourself, and ride it out.

Sleep.

I opted for an earlier bed time than usual during my “funk” last week, and it really made a difference. Why make yourself feel more exhausted than you already are? Turn your mind off and sleep. And let’s face it, we all could use a little more sleep.

Put your phone down.

I am terrible with this. I have an awful habit of looking at emails late at night. I find that putting my phone down and ignoring social media and texts helps me to chill out.

Sometimes this also means taking a break from technology in general. As much as I love blogging, I know that during those bad days I may not be on my blogging A-game, and it’s best to just take a break and not force it.

Sweat it out.

When you’re having a bad day, it’s tempting to order takeout and curl up and watch Real Housewives (maybe that’s just me). Believe me, I’ve done it. But equally as therapeutic is a good sweat session at the gym or your favorite boutique fitness class. I talk about barre to anyone and everyone. It’s the only workout where I can manage a smile while I do it. Last week I tried a SkyFit class, which is a workout class at SkyZone, an indoor trampoline park. It helped to have something to take my mind off of other things, while also taking care of myself.

And the good news in all of this? There’s an end to those bad days. I promise.

Hope these tips can help you if you’re not feeling like yourself. How do you get over a funk? Any suggestions?