Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This is the second day in a row I've been in a funk. It stinks. Tell me, when you are in a funk, how do you snap yourself out of it? Let me know, I'm interested. Here is another game I stole from a fellow blogger - it's called finish this sentence. "If I could have done one thing differently in my life, I would have..."

Let me see your answers in comments or emails. Pretty please? I need some cheering up.



Lea said...

To get out of a funk, I deliberately make myself do stuff that I normally enjoy but don't feel like doing because of the funk. All the things involve being sort of selfish in that they are intended specifically to make ME exploring outside, going for scenic drives, going to the beach, getting a mani/pedi, or curling up with a good book without feeling guilty. I also spend a lot of time battling the negative self-talk when I'm in a funk, so if I think negative stuff, I immediately replace it with something positive along the same vein. Oh, and I find that doing creative stuff really helps with the funk.

As for the next question, if I could have done one thing differently, I would definitely not let myself wallow in the depression of my late teens and early twenties. I had no idea what was going on at the time, but I wish I had gone and gotten some help for it. Instead, I started believing I was just a bad person for feeling that way and it took me YEARS to get myself right.

Cheryl said...

Great answers Lea!! Thanks for that. Everyone else sucks!!

Dea said...

I can do two things to snap out of it: 1) give in and completely immerse myself in my bad mood until it makes me angry (anger is a great mood changer for me) or 2) pretend I'm in a good mood and eventually I'm not pretending anymore.

If I could have done one thing differently, I would have left my marriage much sooner than I did (what a surprise, right?!).

Cheryl said...

Thanks Dea - you no longer suck. LOL