I’ve been in a “funk” lately. Do you get those? I usually get in a bit of a funk after I finish a project or reach a really big goal. It’s a feeling of… aimlessness. There are plenty of things to do, but I’m usually not ready to dive head-first into something else.
I usually end up indulging my desire to goof-off (and rest!) with plenty of Netflix, but if I’m not careful I end up wasting valuable time, and putting off other to-do’s for too long. Today I’m sharing a few of my tips with you for getting out of a funk to get you up and moving.
Let Yourself Take a BREAK.
There’s something to be said for allowing a period of rest (and celebration!) after you’ve accomplished something huge. Whether it’s a project at work, something you’d made, or that big goal you (FINALLY!) accomplished… let yourself take a break. Take the afternoon off and celebrate!
Turn OFF Technology!
I easily get sucked into technology! There’s nothing more time consuming than binging on Netflix or scrolling Instagram. So.. turn off the TV, put your phone on airplane mode. I usually enjoy some kind of “noise” in the background, so I will put on some music or one of my favorite podcasts.
If there’s one thing that makes me feel better, it’s a short burst of exercise. I prefer either yoga, some simple bodyweight exercises, or a short burst of circuit training. For me, even just 10 or 15 minutes of something helps me feel more energized and ready to work.
Make a LIST.
There’s a lot of power in a piece of paper and a pencil. I usually write down a to-do list every morning, but if I haven’t been in the habit of it after a short break, it falls off my radar. Sitting down and writing down everything I need to do for a day (or the week!) really helps get your head in the game and your mind back into work-mode.
Do The NEXT Thing.
My grandfather (who is one of the most productive people I’ve EVER met!) has a very wise saying: “When you don’t know what to do next, just do the Next Thing.” It has applied to SO many different circumstances in my life. Sometimes I just need a swift kick in the seat of my pants, and often I’ll remember what Pop-pop says. Just get up, and do the NEXT thing, even if it’s a simple task (like washing the dishes).
I hope these tips inspire you to get moving the next time you need a push. (I’m preaching to myself here… this was written because I’ve taken about a week-long break after finishing up a BIG goal. I need to take my own advice to get up and get MOVING! 😆)