If you want to get out of your funk, you’ve got to be sincerely honest about what gets you there in the first place. Yes, stuff happens to us which is beyond our control. For those things, spiritual practices + therapy go a long way. Yet, a lot of the times, WE are the ones who primarily cause the funky feelings in our body-mind. To shift out of the funk and into the light, here are 2 tools to help your transition.
- What depletes me?
For me, this is over drinking (hello foggy head + blotchy skin), over sleeping (where the F did the day go), over picking my skin (we’re not talking about a gentle extraction here; we’re talking annihilation), over doing it with fatty foods, complaining (so not the sexiest quality), and comparing myself to others (which invites inadequacy, unworthiness, and low self-esteem).
2. What nourishes me?
For me, this is eating fruit + greens, exercising in some way (stagnation makes me feel anxious and moving + sweating literally propels those feelings out of my body), accepting the things I cannot change + changing the things I can, and listening to content that uplifts my mental state. A better mental state helps the relationship I have with myself and others. The more I take in inspiring, healthy, loving, intelligent content, the better I treat myself and the less I do the things that deplete me.
Once you have the awareness of what depletes you and what nourishes you, you are empowered to actively veer away from depleting activities (what causes your funk) and focus your energy on what actually serves you.
Transforming your behavior takes 3 things:
- Time (gotta love her)
- Commitment + Discipline (hard teachers but necessary; they build the strength in you)
- Patience + Forgiveness (shit takes time and your efforts will ebb and flow; such is Life; embrace patience and forgiveness and walk forth with more grace and ease).
Are there days when I mindlessly eat & drink and overdo it on a pimple and have a pity-party looking at the beautiful Instagram people? Ab-so-fucking-lutely.
Are those days super helpful in feeling empowered, peaceful, and safe? No.
The days that I *consciously* choose to do more of what nourishes me, I feel calmer and embody love towards all parts of myself (even the pimples and jealousy, which is incredibly healing to love what you deem un-loveable). The more I tend to my mental and physical health, the better human I become (who can enjoy indulgences, be kinder to the skin I’m in, be inspired by others, and has more positive energy to give).
Triggers + conditioning usually underly why we continually engage in behaviors that deplete us. Meditation (or quiet time) and journaling are excellent tools to help you get to the “why” behind your habits. Once you see your “why,” the less power it has over you and the more you can actively choose the path of nourishment (aka self-care + self-love).
As a 500-hour registered yoga teacher with a PhD in Women’s Spirituality (an interdisciplinary, multicultural, feminine approach to the study of spirituality and religion), I have encountered helpful (healing) content that empowers the mind, body, and soul. If you need help with stepping out of your funk and into your gorgeous light, click here for your free consultation.
As an empowerment educator, I will help you integrate beliefs and practices that invigorate and support your mind-body-soul.
Sending Nourishment + Love.