Monday, March 25, 2013

Fight The Funk.

Today I'm going to share something with you. Something I intended on sharing, but then decided not to, but then just decided to share after all. Now you're probably either thinking, 'This girl is off her rocker' or, 'Is she pregnant?' and the answer to both of these questions is, no. More of a no to the second question at least. But anyways... The truth is I just finished writing today's post and was about to publish when I stopped myself. My original post was about the 'funk' that I'm in and how I'm feeling kinda blah, if you know what I mean. But I decided not to post it because the truth is, I am in a funk and the best way to stop myself from getting OUT of this funk is to keep talking about it. Isn't that what happens when we have a problem? We embrace the misery and just fuel that fire by giving it the attention it needs to keep going. My funk today isn't really about anything in particular, I'm just grumpy and whiny and letting it get the best of me. But by writing about it and moaning and groaning my way through that post, I was doing the exact opposite of what I should be doing. If I want to stay IN the funk, then writing about it on my blog was a great idea, but that's not the goal here.

You might be wondering why I'm still deciding to talk about my 'funk' if I just explained that it's exactly what NOT to do. Am I right? Well, the reason I'm giving it the attention is not because I intend on fueling the funk, but because I think it's important for us all to realize that by talking about our problems that's just what we're doing. I've been thinking about this a lot lately as there's some things in my life that I tend to get stuck on every now and then. I'm starting to see that I'm actually just letting it have a place in my life. By talking about it, dwelling on it, and making it important in those ways I am literally saving a little place for it inside me. It's okay to have problems or things that bother us, but by going on and on and bringing such attention to them aren't we just inviting them to stick around? Yes! So stop!!

Today rather than share that post about how and why, and all the ins and outs of my funk, instead I'm going to choose to fight the funk. I'm going to stop letting it get the best of me and decide to move on with my day and maybe it will turn itself around because of that choice. It's worth a try, don't you think?

What do you do when you get into a funk? Do you embrace it? Run from it? Next time you're feeling down, maybe try and fight the funk like me!

More on fighting the funk here!


  1. I give my self 3 days to throw my very own pity party (I throw the best parties...just saying) after that, if I'm still feeling blue, I go out & do something nice for me. Whether it's getting my nails done, new make-up, a new outfit, or lunch with a gal pal (Which involves dressing in something that doesn't have an elastic waist) & that 99% of the time takes care of it. I think a lot of people are feeling this way right now....we need warmth sunshine, & pretty green things!

    1. I like that you give yourself a limit to wallow a while. It's nice because sometimes we can snap out of things easily and other time's we hafta give ourselves that figurative kick in the butt and say enough is enough. Tonight I enjoyed retail therapy and hot cocoa with my mother and I think things are looking up :)


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