How to get out of a funk

Lifestyle, Self Care, wellbeing

How to get out of a funk

Lifestyle, Self Care, wellbeing

How to get out of a funk

I hate it when I find myself in a funk, or as I call it, feeling flunky. It’s when you just aren’t feeling yourself, like you got out of the wrong side of the bed. It sucks, and I’ve found that if I don’t snap myself out of it, I’ll feel like that the whole day. For anyone else that finds themselves in the occasional funk, here are 15 of my favourite ways to bust out of it…

1. Go for a walk – even just a walk around the block can help. 

2. Listen to music – preferably your favourite uplifting tunes. Elbow One Day Like This, is one of my faves. You could also create a feel good playlist.

3. Laugh – that might be watching a funny movie, a stand up comedian, something on YouTube or one of those posts on Buzz Feed like this one.

4. Bake something – preferably a cake ;-)

5. Make a cup of tea or coffee.

6. Read a book – maybe re-read a chapter of your favourite book.

7. Have a browse of Pinterest – if it’s your kind of thing, do a search for motivational quotes, or cute animals.

8. Do some colouring in.

9. Declutter some crap – there’s always somewhere or something you can declutter.

10. Try some yoga.

11. Have a bath or shower.

12. Dance and sing – put on some music you can dance or sing along to.

13. Meditate for 10 minutes using an app like Mindfulness or Headspace.

14. Dress up – even if you don’t feel like it, dress to impress, it will make you feel better!

15. Write a list – ok this might just be me, but does writing lists make anyone else feel zen-like? 

What are your favourite ways to get out of a flunky mood?

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  1. Pip {Cherries & Chisme}

    Love these ideas! I think getting dressed up can really help, it just all round freshens you up and I always end up feeling like a new person again :) fresh air and coffee always help too…

  2. Ana

    Timely post: I had a sleepless night and am not on top condition. Even though I really didn’t feel like it, I went out for a jog this morning, and the mixture of fresh air and movement has really helped me.

    I love your advice to dress up – I may even add a dash of lipstick (which I rarely do). And, later today, if / when I am feeling run down, I shall declutter furiously. There is a pile of papers on my desk that really needs sorting ;-)

    Something else that I like to do is to meet someone face to face, or at least Skype / FaceTime (as opposed to just voice or writing).

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I hope you felt better as the day went on Ana, I think that’s a great tip about meeting people, if you work alone it can get a little lonely!

  3. Anna @AnnaTheApple

    Music always helps me – having a boogie round the house. And Buzzfeed, always Buzzfeed. So so funny.

  4. Gail @ Rese Activewear

    I LOVE this list. Super nice down to earth suggestions that really do make a difference for me. I needed to remember some of these today, thanks for posting.

  5. Lucy

    Aw I loved this, Laura! I find putting on some good music (Britney being my number one feel-good music choice, ha! Totally not ashamed) and just having a dance. Pinterest is also a good one to just distract yourself and I have GOT to try the whole grown up colouring in thing. I’ve seen many books in Anthropologie, and just know I’d need to go all out and get some cute colouring pens/pencils too.
    My current fave go-to for when I’m feeling down is watching Friends – I went through a phase of having to stop watching after I’d overmatched every episode about 50 trillion times. Time apart has been good!

    She’s So Lucy

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      So glad you liked this! Haha go Britney! Friends is awesome, actually I find that kind of thing really helps me too, for me it was episodes of Sex and the City :-)

  6. Helen C

    Love these! I find running is a great for putting me in a good mood and boosting my energy levels. I’m also a big fan of mindfulness. Great post :-)

    • Laura Agar Wilson

      I’m only just starting to see the thing with running, but yes it does help and mindfulness is awesome :-)


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