This week I’ve been in a “funk” that I can’t seem to kiCk. Do you ever have those?
We’ve talked or written many times about hitting the reStart button. I’ve been trying to hit the restart button for days now and it has frustrated me because I wake up and my feelings haven’t chaNged. I know the things I’m suppose to say, “Be positive…count your blessings…start new today…etc” but it isn’t always that
It’s ok to have down days every now and then. We occasionally need down days like these to help us appReciate the good days. I guess you can relate it to taking a vacation…eventually it’s time to go hoMe and get back to norMal life :)
If you lived in my house you would know around the middle of every month I run around the house looking for my skinny jeans. No matter how hard I look, they don’t seem to come up! I’ve come to the realization that even if I’m eating right or love my new hairdo, there will still be times I won’t feel like a million bucks when I slip (okay squeeze) into my blue jeans. That’s just the way it is sometimes. I’m to the point now where I allow myself a FREE PASS. I know my jeans always turn up after a few days, so there is no need to be so hard on myself! Of course if I’m feeling this way for weeks, months and then years…well, we all know that means I’m in a funk and you’ll need to help pull me out of that one ;) BUT if this is just one of those days, I remind myself that A L L women lose their skinny jeans now and then and that I’m doing a-okay!
Oh the JoYs of being NoRmAL,
When I quit my job as a teacher and became a stay-at-home mom I thought my life was finally going to be everything I wanted it to be. I could hang out in my pajamas all day, didn’t have to keep track of time, and be present for every second of my daughter’s childhood. Sounds like a pretty gReAt LiFe, right?
I don’t know about you but if I have too many days where I’m not being productive or focusing on something that makes me excited I experience, what I call, tHe FuNk! I can go days maybe even weeks where I feel like I’m stuck. I lack MoTiVaTiOn to do anything, I’m not really excited about much, and I tend to focus on all the flaws and negative things going on in my life. This, of course, results in being a harder wife to live with and a mom that isn’t as peppy. There is so much truth to “Happy Wife, Happy Life!”
Even though staying busy makes your life a little more hectic, it can keep your mind from dwelling on the bad. I always tell Doug that I currently work harder than I ever have but I’m also happier than I’ve ever been. If I keep my mind busy on things that satisfy me I am less likely to struggle with self-confidence issues, negative thoughts about others and things that bother me. This of course results in me being a better and happier mom, wife, ChRiStIaN, etc.
Sound familiar? If so, pick yourself up by finding the quickest way you can turn around your day. Whether it is taking a bubble bath or painting your toenails a crazy color, do something to reverse “the funk” and change your way of thinking! If your outfit makes you feel fat, then go put on your skinny jeans! If your house feels dirty start by burning your favorite candle. If you can’t kick a bad thought go turn on a fun song or something to distract your mind for a while! You know the drill—and from there it should become contagious!