Sunday, November 4, 2012

How to get out of a funk!


Recently, I was on an emotional roller coaster for a couple of weeks (longer than usual, for me) and when I look back at it now there is one thing that stands out that helped me start to get out of my funk. I have to give my hubby the credit for this one because he literally stopped me in my tracks and asked me what was important to me. At that moment I stopped and reflected on the things I’m out to accomplish in life. 

You're going to think I'm crazy now, so beware. Sometimes being intentionally crazy helps me feel better. After my reflection, I came up with a powerful affirmation that represents the person I am striving to be in life; something that moves me inside. But you can use something just as simple as:

“I will not wait to have a good day. I will make one.”

And I declared it out loud to myself over and over, getting louder and louder each time, until I was screaming it to the world. Yes, my kids thought I was crazy and my husband got a good laugh out of it.. but it really helped! It got me out of my head, away from my ridiculous thoughts, and in check with the things that are really important to me. You can do it while looking in the mirror for some extra effectiveness! :)


2 comments:

  1. I love this! I will try it, at the risk of my family thinking I am crazy, too. We so often become prisoners of our negative thoughts and emotions, and I love that you just stared them down as if to say, "Not today!"

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  2. I think we have all been here before! Taking time to evaluate and take stock is important. Giving up is the easy option. My hubby is always the voice of reason too in helping me to focus on what's good in life and not letting my negative emotions take hold.

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