At times life can be a bit foggy and you’ll look for ways to get out of a funk. One of the core culprits of being in a funk is monotony. If your life plays out in pretty much the same way, day in, day out, you’ll get bored. If you really want to get out of a funk, you’ll need to shake things up a little.
It may sound pointless but channelling your creativity will have a huge impact on how you feel. If all you do is get up, go to work and then tend to your evening to-do-list, you’re going to get bored. You need an outlet that helps creativity flow because it will help you feel less stressed and get you excited by life. It can also give you a sense of purpose.
Most of us only stimulate our minds intellectually when we have to like a work project. However, regular mental stimulation will help you grow and open your mind to more possibilities. You can read anything from inspiring biographies like that of Nelson Mandela to enhancing your skills in other areas. When you stretch the brain like this, your life becomes more interesting and it can be helpful to get out of a funk.
In the intro I mentioned that if you’re feeling like your life is a bit groundhog day then you need to shake things up. Creating change can be simple so don’t over complicate it. In order to get out of a funk, be more spontaneous, take more chances and risks, throw caution to the wind and see how your life becomes interesting again.
This tip is about checking in with yourself to see if you’re living YOUR life or living life on someone else’s terms. Often when we’ve been in a career for a while, we’ll get bored and no amount of job-hopping makes us happy. To get out of a funk related to work, it’s imperative you review whether you’re actually happy doing the work you do. Some of your early influencers might have suggested the career as stable, secure etc but perhaps you want more excitement and stimulation now?
If you’re really struggling to get out of a funk right now, try asking yourself the following questions. The key here is to actually answer them, don’t just read them and ponder the answers. The clues to help you are in the answers:
Puja McClymont – certified coach, wisdom teacher, speaker and host of the SELF Care 101 podcast.
As a life and leadership coach, I help mission-driven individuals who are seeking direction, to gain clarity, by expanding their inner awareness through the ancient wisdom teachings of Ayurveda and Yoga; so that they can lead more purposeful and fulfilling lives.
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