- Be active. Getting up off the couch and moving around is a great way to lift your spirits. (And it’s great for your health, too!) Try going for a walk, doing some yoga, or hitting the gym. Even better? Throw your own dance party! Blast your favorite music and dance like no one’s watching!
- Start a gratitude journal. To get out of a funk, it can help to think of all the positive things in your life. Try keeping a gratitude journal as a reminder of all the things your grateful for. Whenever you’re feeling down, jot down a few new things and read through old entries. It’ll do a better job of lifting your spirits than you’d think! (Related: 5 Reasons to Start a Gratitude Journal Today)
- Do something for someone else. Take the time to do something nice to help out a family member, friend, or someone less fortunate. Instead of feeling down in the dumps, do something good for someone other than yourself. It’s the perfect way to give back and give yourself a reason to feel good.
- Try meditation. Meditation is a great way to get out of a funk because it allows you to relax and clear your mind. With meditation, you can clear out the negative thoughts and allow only positive ones in. If you struggle without a guided meditation, I highly recommend checking out Melanie Bundock.
- Switch up your surroundings. Could it just be that your surroundings aren’t helping your mood? Is your bedroom or house filled with clutter? Get rid of the junk and do some deep cleaning throughout the house. It may not be fun to clean, but the result will feel so rewarding when you’ve cleared out the clutter. Or perhaps you could use a weekend away? Plan a getaway as a way to recharge and refresh!
- Know what makes you happy. We all have different things that cheer us up. Some of us love to write, while others love to play music or go for a run. The best way to get out of a funk is to do something that brings you joy. Maybe it’s spending time with your friends or something as simple as cuddling your puppy. Whatever it may be, do it!
If you find that you still can’t get out of a funk, consider that the issue may be something deeper. Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right? Are you hydrated? Should you get a physical to check vitamin levels? Your health is something to be taken seriously and if you’re feeling blue, your body may be trying to tell you something.
How do you get out of a funk?
(Related: 10 Ways to Beat a Productivity Slump)