Life is full of highs and lows, times when we feel like we are on the path we want and times when we feel lost. In a world where we are supposed to have it all together all the time- being in a funk can make us feel like there is something wrong with us. In reality, a funk is a normal part of the growth path of life. There are supposed to be times when we are uncomfortable, need to re-prioritize or maybe make some hard decisions.
Read below to see three ways on How to Get Out of a Funk.:
1. Acceptance of the Funk
Accepting the emotional state we are in at the moment can help relieve some of the discomfort. When we are telling ourselves “this is wrong,” “stop it,” or “get it together”- that is putting additional emotional strain on an already uncomfortable situation. What would it look like to say- “Ok, I’m in a funk. This happens, what are my options to manage it?”
2. What is the Funk Trying to Teach Me
Through acceptance of “a funk” being a normal part of growth, we can start to ask, “what could I learn during this funk?” A funk usually means that something feels off, unaligned or uncomfortable. How can you work to dive deeper – instead of trying so hard to get out of the funk before you learn what you need from it?
3. Get Outside Support
Sometimes, we can be so overwhelmed or unmotivated or stuck in our heads to even ask the above two questions. Having a safe space to process through your thoughts with a professional can help you get organized.
Individual therapy could be the answer when you feel like you’re spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere. A therapist can provide feedback, a mirror, a new perspective and a container to organize all those thoughts.
When we find ourselves googling or searching for answers to “How to get out of a Funk”- most of the time the answer is already within us. We just need some help organizing our thoughts. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to have it all together all the time and asking for help is a strength, not a weakness. We weren’t made to suffer- and we definitely weren’t made to suffer alone.