Man. I’m in a DAMN FUNK. And you know what sucks the most about DAMN FUNKS? Is that they’re cyclical. You can’t get out of them because you aren’t motivated to do anything but BE IN A FUNK.
I thought I was just tired. Had a long weekend, with less sleep than like. But last night I got plenty of sleep and I woke up still in my funk. And frustration about being in a funk, keeps me in a funk. And being in a funk makes me grumpy and short with my family, WHICH KEEPS ME IN A FUNK.
Last night I felt like it was a battle between me and the funk. Gripe at the kids. FUNK WINS. Do crafts with the kids. KIM WINS. Quick to lose patience with craft. FUNK WINS. Let kid style hair for fun. KIM WINS. Growl at child for pulling hair. FUNK WINS.
And so on.
I know we all hit these phases, just wanted to see what you do when you are in one? Because I eat. OF COURSE. I eat with every negative emotion. Stress, Anxiety, Sadness, Anger, Loneliness…EAT! That’s why it’s taken me 4 months to lose 17lbs, and then I gained 6lbs back! Obviously, I need a new plan of attack for The Funk. One that – you know – actually works. Today I’m going to try a new method: FAKING IT TO THE EXTREME.
I’m going to walk about my day pretending to feel SUPER AWESOME ABOUT EVERYTHING. One of those…if you SAY you feel it, you FEEL it kinda of treatments. I have enough to be joyful about in my life, I just have to remind myself every second of the day when I’m in these funks. Sometimes the funk is too bad to use this plan but I think it might work today. What about you? Do you eat with all negative emotions? Do you drink? Do you take long baths (another options I like) or are you one of those awesome people who can EXERCISE when you’re depressed? I’m trying to become that person, but it turns out it’s not just a switch you flip! Nothing is ever that easy, is it?
So…how do you get out of your funks? Or do you just wait for them to pass and hope the damage done while they were there is not too great? That’s my predominant method. But 6lbs gained? I think the damage is done. TIME FOR A NEW METHOD.
Commence Day Of Fake Joy! I’ll let you know how it pans out.