This past week I was going through a bit of a blue funk, you know the ones that show up for no real reason, and seem to just suck the life out of you? No one likes to be unhappy…but I am one of those people who really can’t stand it, I feel whiny and obnoxious as heck. So I decided to lift my spirits with a few simple techniques, and I am feeling so much better that I thought I might share these tips with all of you.
Realize how you feel is temporary and that you are going to get over it.
Things will get better I promise.
Treat yourself to something special…no I am not saying turn into someone who fills the void in their life with things. I am saying indulge a little, nothing too crazy but something you don’t always do.
I treated myself to some Starbucks…I basically never go to starbucks so it was nice to indulge in some chocolate beverage therapy.
Laugh! Laughter is the best medicine after all.
I watched Jim Gaffigan’s comedy special Mr Universe and laughed my head off.
Then I watched The Marx brothers’ movie Duck Soup! I laughed so hard my stomach hurt…that’s just how hilarious this movie is. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone!
Get some sun.
Since the season Texas currently is in is Hell… oops I mean summer I kept the sunning to a minimum (less than 5 minutes) even though I was not able to stay out in the sun for very long I immediately noticed an improvement in my mood.
Now if running is not your thing take a walk or jog, but get out and get moving. Trust me the endorphins are totally worth it.
There is nothing like friends to lift your mood. Even if you’re not able to actually go and see your friend/friends call them up and chat. Never have I talked/hung out with friend and found myself upset afterwards, friends are great for listening to your problems and bringing you past them!
I hope you found some of this information to be helpful, and if any of you have some mood lifting techniques feel free to share. Happy Monday love you guys!
4 thoughts on “Lifting Your Spirit.”
Don’t forget to make some heart shaped cookies, then break them all in half out of self pitty turning them into broken heart cookies. The simple ridiculousness of the matter will have you laughing the whole time. Not like we’ve tried this or anything…ya know, just an idea
Hahaha oh gosh I love you! It certainly cures a broken heart no?
I couldn’t agree more. Funks are bummers, but you’ve listed some of the best funk busters I know of, here. That UV and vitamin D boost always work for me. So does working out, especially the bootcamp I started yesterday. 🙂
Vitamin D and the endorphins you get post workout could cure just about any bad mood I feel. Thanks for checking out the post and commenting, it always so nice to have feedback 🙂