The summer is getting hotter and hotter every week and instead of getting out of the house or the office, you can barely move from your bed. The Colorado sun may be high in the sky most days, but all you want to do is lay in bed and stare at a wall. While you know you don’t have depression, sometimes, you feel that there must be something wrong with you that you can’t find the energy to get up. You should know if you are familiar with these moments that there is a solution. You don’t have to live in a funk for the entirety of your life. Sometimes, you may be happier than other times and that’s okay. As long as you know how to cope with it, you’ll be prepared the next time all you want to do is lay in bed.
Say Goodbye To That Funk
At Metis Center® For Psychological Services, we offer therapy services to help your mental health. With such a small focus on mental health in society and our day-to-day life, you may not think that therapy can help, but talking about what’s bothering you is a great way to get out of a funk. Everyone goes through a period in life where they may feel at a loss.
Perhaps, a person you were seeing left you and you’re struggling to get over it. Maybe a loved one died and put you in an uncomfortable funk that seems to settle into your entire being. It’s understandable that sometimes things happen in life and you don’t always have to be happy about it. While therapy can help, there are other methods as well. So what are some other ways to get out of the funk you may be in? Let’s dive in below.
Creativity is something many people forget about. Between running errands, work, and taking care of kids, it can be hard to get creative, but it’s definitely something you should try to work into your day-to-day life. Creativity means something for everyone as well. Woodworking, writing poetry, knitting, dancing, painting, and pottery are all ways that you can get in touch with your creative side. By creating something with your intuitive and artistic parts of your brain, you’re able to understand more in other parts of your life. Creativity allows you to channel your energy into something that engages all of your senses. It also helps you move your body if you choose something active. Creativity is something we all have, we just have to find a way to express our emotions in other ways through art. You may be surprised at gaining a new skill or insight into the situation that may be putting you in a funk.
Check In With Yourself
Lately, you may have heard how important it is to check in with yourself, but it really is vital that you check in with yourself. Not only can you pick up on physical ailments, but you can also pick up on mental imbalances that may be going on in your body. Check in with yourself to see if you’re sleeping, hydrating, eating, and exercising enough. Additionally, check in about not-so-healthy habits such as drinking too much alcohol or smoking too many cigarettes. By checking in and taking a toll of your body, you’re able to know how to balance your emotions again.
Allow The Issues To Resonate
There’s always that one issue that seems to simmer under the surface. By sitting with your issues and acknowledging them instead of ignoring them, you’re able to work through them. We all know that it’s easier to run from your issues instead of dealing with them. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you sit with what you may be running from and work through it. You can do this by starting at the emotions that’s at the surface.
Perhaps, you have been in a funk because you were passed over for a promotion. You feel disappointed, irritated, and underappreciated. So dive into that a bit more. What about getting passed over about the promotion prompted these emotions? Have you constantly felt underappreciated in other areas of your life? Has this happened again and again? Each time you identify something, go a little deeper until you find the core center of the issues. Don’t be scared to really dig into the recesses of your mind to identify what’s been causing you to be in this funk.
Channel Your Energy Into Something You Like
Another way to get out of a funk is to channel your energy into something you like doing. The best way to get out of bed and out of the house is to do something you like. If you hate your job and you have to go to work every morning, it’s a given you won’t want to get out of bed. However, if you love going hiking or paddleboarding, then you’ll be much more excited to get out of bed and enjoy a day in the sun.
Getting out of a funk won’t happen overnight, but it will happen eventually. If you have yet to try therapy to get out of your current negative feelings, then contact us today.