Thursday, May 12, 2011

5 Ways to Get out of a Funk

My birthday and Mother's Day really put me in a funk. I'm bummed out and crying at Subaru commercials. You know the one where the mom is taking her gaggle of boys to their little hockey game? Cue tears. Anyway, this is how I'm getting out of my funk.

5. Buy stuff. One of the oldest tricks in the book. I bought a new dress from Banana Republic for an event we have on Saturday.
4. Put clothes on. Brush hair. Put makeup on. Just do it. Everything is better with good hair.
3. Join an infertility group. Mine is through RESOLVE. It's lovely.
2. Invest in friendships that help. Ditch friendships that don't.
1. Bootcamp. I've written before about the benefits of spinning. I'm changing it up by doing bootcamp twice a week. It is scientifically impossible to be grumpy in the hours after this insane workout.

Let me know if you have any more tips.


  1. I've been in a funk too for the very same reasons. Your list is excellent and I would add: 6. Make plans for a fun trip in the near future. 7. Walk. Seeing the world at a slower pace, especially in the spring, always lifts my spirits. 8. Manicure/Pedicure 9. Baking for friends/coworkers. 10. Fight self isolation. I read recently that isolation is the enemy of survival.

  2. excellent! thank you, thank you. sometimes it's so easy to sit around and eat and feel sorry for myself, and it seems to take so much EFFORT to do these things - but inevitably, once i do them, i feel SO much better!

  3. Well, I'm a bit of an emotional eater, so I don't think you want my advice on how to get out of a funk! It usually involves ice cream. lol

    Hope you're feeling better. I left you an award over at my blog at Thank you for being an inspiration on my journey!

  4. Here's what I am frustrated about. I had a miscarriage a week ago, and am trying to completely cut out caffeine, alcohol (I did not drink while pregnant but before and would like to now very much), and "cold" food as advised by an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. I am completely healthy, no one can find anything wrong with me, and I feel like what I really want to do to get out of this funk is drink myself silly! Is that an irony or what?

  5. No irony. When the doctor confirmed my miscarriage I said are you sure, there is a bottle of wine at my house with my name one it.