As positive as I try to be, some days it can feel like an uphill battle. Work stresses and personal stresses can really take a toll on me and all I want is something of a booster shot for my mood so I don't feel grumpy all the time.
Here are a few ways that have helped me cope through the bad times:
- Listen to upbeat music: The fastest way to a better mood, at least for me, is to listen to fun music! I'll put on the "Mood Booster" playlist on Spotify and it really changes things!
- Read a 'comfort book': You know how some people have comfort food? I have comfort books - the kind of books I can read over and over and it never gets old. I could read any of the Harry Potter books, One More Thing, or the Alchemist all day, every day! They make me laugh and really feel things in a way that makes me feel good.
- Eat a bowl of fruit: I don't know about you but when I'm in a funk, I tend to either stress eat or eat because I'm bored which really starts adding the pounds. Lately I've been trying to keep my refridgerator stocked with healthy things like carrots and fruit (watermelon was a favorite this summer). That way, when I get the munchies, I won't feel so guilty while still feeling a whole lot better about myself. Let's face it: who doesn't feel good when they eat?
- Watch the "Happy" documentary: I got really into documentaries a few years ago when I discovered one called Happy. I'm sure many of you have either heard or seen this but this movie seeks to find out why some people are "happy" and what makes a person happier than others. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. It never fails to lift up my spirits!
What are some things you do to get yourself out of a funk?