5 Ways To Get Out Of A Funk {FInding Joy In The Journey}

This funk storm won’t last forever!

~Robin Rosenstiel

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been in a total funk for the past month. Last Friday, my business mentor asked me…

“When was the last time you played?”

I seriously couldn’t remember, but I can guess it has been at least 2 months. One of my favorite ways to play is to go “shopping for ideas”. However given the current rules when going into stores, shopping for inspiration just isn’t fun right now. So I had to open up my tool box and remind myself that I do have other options. So here is my list….

Declutter your physical space.  Decluttering is a great way to cut the cords of the physical past that no longer serve you and create space for something new to come into your life. Even just washing the dishes or sweeping the floor can start to shift the energy of yourself and your space.

Decutter your mental space.  One practice I especially recommend is writing “morning pages”, as described by Julia Cameron in “The “Artist’s Way”. The idea is that you write freehand the first thing in the morning with the goal of filling 3 pages every day. It doesn’t matter what you write about, just write whatever comes to mind. You are basically decluttering your brain. This has an incredible clarifying and freeing effect. At the beginning of the day, you get to notice and release all of the things that are clouding your mind as it helps you get out of a funk. This week, I’m going to try doing this before I go to bed at night just to clear out the extra clutter (as I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night with all kinds of random thoughts).

Create something.  sing the artistic/intuitive parts of your brain can help you bring clarity to the parts of your life that you cannot logically comprehend. You can create something with your hands, dance, play music…anything that engages the senses.

Give To Others Kindness can heal
.  When you start to feeling like you are in a funk, make a point of doing something kind for someone else. Kindness and good deeds are proven mood lifters.

Sign Up for One of My Offerings To assist in guiding you through your own funk, I have offerings:

June Crystal Sound:  Group in-Person workshop (limited to 4 people)  Potential to offer an additional workshop based on interest

Energy Reboot: 1-on-1 60 minute In-Person session

Deep Dive: 1-on-1 90 minute In-Person/Zoom session

Infinite Possibilities: 1-on-1 IN-Person/Zoom 3 month program

Soul’s Calling Circle: Group In-Person/Zoom 3 month program (last week to join)

In the meantime to get out of my funk I’ve decided to start painting words on rocks and leave the word rocks randomly on gravestones on my daily walk through the cemetery.

What is your go-to tool(s) to get out of a funk?

With Love and Gratitude,

Robin Rosenstiel
I create space for you to listen to your heart and take your next inspired step!