I don’t know about you but this first week back after Chinese New Year has been a little funky….
After the joy of a more relaxed schedule through the holidays, I’ve found it quite a challenge to get back into the usual juggling routine with the kids and work.
Normally I’d tell myself to “suck it up” and soldier on…but this time rather than beating myself up over being in a funk and forcing myself to get work done, I’m trying a different approach…
This week’s video blog is coming to you live from the country park where I was able to get some fresh perspective that I wanted to share with you.
Feel like you’re in a funk? Or want to know what to do when a challenge throws you off course?
Watch this week’s video blog to learn how to snap yourself out of a funk.
Short on time? Read on for the transcript.
Hey everyone! I’m coming to you live from the country park near my house.
I am in nature today. I felt called this morning to head to the country park and mix up my environment a little bit and just get a bit of fresh perspective.
I really want to talk about how to get yourself out of a funk today.
This has been something I’ve been personally going through myself.
Getting back to work after the kids have been off school and all that good stuff.
I’ve actually found it quite challenging to get back into the groove of things. I think it’s totally normal to get into a funk sometimes.
At first, it can seem like you’re not doing the right thing, you’re not grateful, focused. You’re being unproductive and procrastinating.
These are the things I was telling myself earlier on in the week.
But the truth is you get into a funk for a reason.
Life hands you challenges sometimes so that you can overcome them and grow stronger and can also appreciate the good and happy times when they come.
Rather than view these periods of time where you’re bumping up against a challenge or you’re in a funk or you’re just not feeling it…rather than beat yourself up, I invite you to think about how you can proactively come up with some strategies to help you and lift you out of those of situations.
So what happens is, we can tend to perpetuate the cycle.
I don’t know about you but I used to be in a funk for days…even weeks sometimes.
The truth is, it doesn’t have to take that long. It really can be a decision in a moment to say “hey I’m not going to do this anymore.”
You really have to work with your mind on this…
Not in a by-pass kinda way – but in a way that allows you to process what’s really going on for you and to really start to look at how can you can proactively address this funk and move through it.
So for me, I’m in a funk because I’ve got some big questions I’m asking myself in my business and the career direction I want to go in.
I know myself. I know that whenever I’m in nature or move my body….I feel so much better.
Last night I went to yoga. Feel a little bit better this morning.
Today I decided to get out of the house and get out of the familiar space and into nature. Again nature really restores me. It always feels really good to be here.
I did some journaling and did some tuning into my intuition and I feel SO much better.
For me to be able to know the strategies that work for me:
Moving my body, being in nature, taking time out away from technology and to actually get pen to paper…
These strategies help me get out of a funk….
By using these strategies I already feel 100 times better.
More calm. More clear. More confident.
Ready for what’s in store for the rest of the day.
But I invite you to think about what strategies you can employ to get yourself out of a funk.
Do you need to:
- Call a friend?
- Get some body work? Like get a massage, reiki therapy or go to a gong bath?
- Take a break and actually get out of the country?
- Journal (like I do)?
Everybody has a different way of dealing with what’s going on for them when there’s a funk. Honour what feels right for you.
If you’re in a funk right now. This is probably very timely.
I invite you to think about what you can do to work through your funk in a really proactive way.
If you’re listening to this and saying “No Siobhan, I’m on fire” then that’s awesome. I’m glad you’re on fire.
When you need this video, or you need to be able to handle that challenge that comes your way, you’ll be able to think about what strategies you can employ to get yourself out of a funk.
In the meantime, I would love to hear from you.
What do you do, when things aren’t going your way?
How do you snap yourself out of a funk?
Leave a comment for me below.
I would love to know!
In the meantime, I wish you a beautiful week.