Nothing is wrong, necessarily. You have nothing to complain about, and no major issues looming over your head, but you just feel “off”. Something in your aura is just not jiving energetically and your chakras are all as closed as the carpool lane on Sundays. You are walking around like Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh and your sad little tail is drooping behind you as you shuffle through the day. You are in a bad mood! A “don’t talk to me-self pity party-angry at the world-nobody likes me-everybody hates me-I might as well go eat worms” FUNK. We have all been there, but the weekend us upon us and it is time to shake it off! Every party has a pooper, but don’t let it be you. Here’s how to get out of your funk and in to the weekend…
1. Transition out of the workweek. Let go of everything that happened this week and do something to signify your weekend freedom. Blast some Wilson Phillips in the car on your way home, take a yoga class, go for a quick run, grab a drink at Happy Hour. Do something that breaks up the monotony you have felt all week long. Change up your routine to shift your mindset!
2. Have a glass of water and a piece of chocolate. The week has taken its toll on your body. Re-hydrate to cleanse toxins, boost your energy, and nourish your inner organs. Then have a piece of dark chocolate. Chocolate will give you a little pick me up by awakening your mind and boosting your mood.
3. Get out of your comfort zone. Sometimes you just want to throw on your sweatpants and crawl into a hole. Resist this urge and force yourself to go do something! Meet up with friends, go for a walk, get your nails done, take yourself out on a selfie date… then Instagram it under the “Toaster” setting so you look awesome doing it.
4. Snuggle. You may feel like kicking the dog when you are in a bad mood, but take a moment to be loved. Let your pet rub up on you and kiss your face when you get home, or find a friend or loved one and give them a hug. The interaction and touch will release stress-relieving endorphins and make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
5. Complete a Random Act Of Kindness. Put a greeting card on a random doorstep, send a kind text to someone who doesn’t expect it, or pay for the order of the car behind you in the Wendy’s Drive Thru (no judgment… a chocolate Frosty fulfills #2). The energy you put out is the energy you will bring back in. Doing good makes you feel good, so get out there and try it!