Everybody has those times when the bottom falls out, and you just don’t feel like doing a damn thing. You’re not necessarily depressed or anything. You simply don’t feel the energy or creativity.
If you’ve fallen into a funk, here are some ways to pull yourself out:
Don’t judge or shame yourself. Don’t get snarky or call yourself lazy. It’s completely normal to feel this way. Everything in life has cycles, from the weather to the stock market to your energy levels and enthusiasm.
Get off your butt and do something. Take a walk or go for a bike ride. Getting outside will help you clear your mind.
Watch a movie. One of the things I like to do when I’m in a funk is watch biographical movies. Seeing somebody overcoming difficult obstacles can be very inspiring.
Get organized. Clean off your desk or workspace. Removing distractions is a great de-funker.
Learn something new. Watching a “How To” video on YouTube might be all you need to kickstart yourself into gear.
Celebrate your progress. Doing anything while in a funk is a victory.
Do something for someone else. The feeling of being needed by someone lifts you like nothing else.