This week I was in a serious funk. I would wake up in a bad mood, go to bed in a bad mood, and I’d even be dreaming about all the things that were stressing me out. I know it was bad because even when Friday and pay day both fell on the same day – I still felt like there was a dark cloud hanging over me. It’s just one of those things – and we all experience it – I was in a stone cold funk and permanent bad mood. The question is – when we get into funks like this, get stuck in our head and are unable to even crack a smile for days on end, what do we do?
I do what I love doing… actually, one of my biggest bad mood healers is just blogging; but not just blogging, reading others’ blogs, watching YouTube videos, and also creating content in general. Blogging in particular I find to be very therapeutic, it is definitely a huge aspect of my life and something I generally feel defines me quite a bit. When I am able to focus on creating and building this platform that thus far has offered me a wealth of unexpected opportunities, I am able to break away from being under that dark cloud. Often what always makes me remember how grateful I am of this platform is not just the opportunities, but the response from readers. Seeing people read my blog and hearing from people who my posts has helped is always one of the biggest factors that keep me going.
Which leads me onto the next point… remember why you are doing what you’re doing. I’ve spoken about this quite a few times, but it’s so easy to get comfortable with just being comfortable. Life is generally one of the most predictable things ever, especially when you start working. You work 5 days a week, live for two day weekends, live for pay days, and live for the measly number of Bank Holidays we get. You live for holidays, you live for cheeky Fridays off, and generally, things tend to go in a cycle. Before you know it, bam – 20 years have passed. I think this is especially why I love to watch motivational videos from the likes of Tony Robbins (and more recently, Gary Vee), just because it keeps me focused on the bigger picture and always reminds me never to sit back and get comfortable – the grind never stops.
I think it’s easy to forget how blessed we are. I sometimes get down and complain about how miserable I am because of very first world problems, but I always need to remind myself that I’m actually in a very lucky situation as it stands. I have a job that allows me to live out and still save, and also
Often we get into a funk and just spiral deeper and deeper into it, and actually one of my not so great qualities back in the day is just that I’d spend forever feeling sorry for myself. I would never try and push myself out of my funk because I really just wanted to cry woe is me. But it’s always important to get back up and wipe clear a completely clean state. That’s not to say that I won’t slip back down into this permanent bad mood over the next few days, but it is to say that even when I have hit the ground I will try and push myself back up again ASAP.
Also – sometimes you just need a breather! I’ve spent today doing a whole lot of nothing aside from eating and you know what, it’s felt pretty damn good.