Happy Friday, everyone! Except that… I’m not feeling very happy today. I’m not unhappy, I’m just… discontent. In a funk. I’m fine and it will pass, but… I just wanted to have share these feelings that I’m living with today, because we all get them. What was it for me? I read some news articles at the beginning of the week that left me feeling pretty down. I think it’s so common these days. We’re exposed to so much heartache–even things that, before the age of the internet–we wouldn’t have encountered. And then there are those stories that just hit you hard. I read one of those this week, then read another one that shattered my heart even more, and now I’m just scanning headlines so I know what’s happening in the world until I recover. That, combined with a few other things and ended with an encounter that started my day yesterday and left me frustrated and even more exhausted than I already felt, has left me in a funk. The “I don’t want to see or talk to anyone” kinda funk. If you need further proof of the funk, it’s currently noon on Friday and I have yet to open the blinds, much to Mina’s chagrin. She would love to bark at whoever is walking by the house that she can’t see but she just knows deep down is there, whether they actually are or not.
Since I’m in a funk, I thought I would reschedule the post I had initially planned to share today and instead share a few ways to pull yourself out a funk. If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, you know that I believe in feeling all the feels, even the negative ones. But I also believe if you’re not feeling positive about things, you need be aware of how long they last and pull yourself out of them before they drag you down. Sometimes it takes a little bit of work.