7 Ways To Snap Out Of The Funk, Change Your Habits & Become Motivated Again.




Okay, you've hit a roadblock.


Not just any roadblock but one big annoying one that doesn't seem to move.


Hang on!


You do realise you can go around it right?


Maybe you do, maybe you don't.


I suppose this is why you have come over to my page because you require a little bit of motivational encouragement to kick this annoying rock in the ass.


Sometimes we get ourselves into a funk because of the behaviours in what we do.


WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE IN A FUNK?

A funk mentality is the feeling of being unmotivated, uninspired and unhappy about where you are in life. You might procrastinate on everything or you just have zero motivation and you start to avoid the things that need to be done. This can put you in a state of fatigue as funk drains your useful energy.


I was recently in a funk mindset just after the Christmas holiday. I was a victim of the funk realm where I plunged into the lazy trap and closed my book of goals and ambitions as I couldn't be bothered with it anymore.


My Netflix obsession blew in and it hooked me on all TV dramas.


I was indulging in delicious food, but it was very unhealthy food. I stopped caring about my appearance & my living environment in a negative way. This is when the little judgy Sarah gremlin was born and she started comparing her life to everybody else around her.


The funk Gremlin won...


However, that was back then!

He-he.


Are you in a funk right now? Well, since you are on my page you most likely are OR maybe you are just curious on how to also kick this gremlins butt if she ever appears.


SO LET'S LOOK AT YOUR HABITS.

Your outcome of life is often your lagging measures of habits.


What does this mean?

Well, the keywords here are 'lagging' and 'habits.'


Let's say for example the inside of your car is always dirty, only speaking from experience here.


You are leaving those empty cappuccino cups in your car and allowing them to pile up along with old food wrappers. Hey! No judgement, food life chose me, okay! So the weeks, even months go on and you hit a point where your dog won't even enter your car because it smells like a trash compactor.

Ew, I know this is gross but stay with me on this one.


You finally grab your pink gloves and you clean it, YAY! Good job.


A week goes by and you leave behind one empty coffee cup in your car because life gets busy. Hmm, but suddenly a month has crept up and the inside of your car is totally back to the same lifestyle of smelling & looking like that damn trash compactor.


So what is happening here?


This is a habit that you have bred.

This is a lagging habit that you are allowing to multiply.


The habit is, you are not clearing out your car each time you drink & eat in it. You are leaving it as a mess until it gets too gross to handle therefore you are being forced to clean it or the car will compact you up as well.


I hate to admit this to you but you are being a little lazy here and the habit is continuing... AND I hate to admit this to myself but this information is based on my behaviour, so it's time we both get a slap in the face of a reality truth bomb.



SO HOW DOES THIS HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH GETTING OUT OF A FUNK?

Because the funk is the habit.


The funk is the habit of you CHOOSING to continuously do the SAME behaviour by THINKING and taking the same ACTIONS.


Let me repeat that.


The funk is the habit of you CHOOSING to continuously do the SAME behaviour by THINKING and taking the same ACTIONS.


You being in a FUNK is a HABIT caused by CHOICE.


So, I will sprinkle some magic seasonal dust and rewrite the story.


You buy your morning coffee for the long drive to work. Once you get there you park your car and start to gather your things.


BUT!


This time, you clear your car by grabbing your coffee cup (maybe it's the cheeky Maccas breakfast) and dump in the real bin outside.


You do this EVERY... SINGLE... DAY!

(Creating new positive habits.)


A month has gone by and your car is looking and smelling amazing, You are feeling uplifted because you are not driving around in that mess like you used to and your dog is having a good time as well.


What you have just done (despite by magical dust) is rewrite your lifestyle by changing the HABITS to a more POSITIVE action every single day. This goes for all aspects of your life, not just a messy car.


To snap out of a Funk mindset & to become motivated again... You need to learn better HABITS.


7 Ways To Snap Out Of The Funk, Change Your Habits And Become Motivated Again!

# 1 Honour Yourself & Manage Your Emotions

I will always preach this, "It's okay to not be okay, just don't unpack there.'


First, recognise that you are in a funk.

Cool, Congratulations you have just birthed a funk gremlin.


It is okay to have doubtful moments. It's actually healthy to have these feelings and to acknowledge them as normal. Never hide away from your feelings and always honour yourself as the beautiful human that you are with these incredible powers that we called emotions. The reason emotions are superpowers is that you can control the highs and the lows.


Which leads me to my second point.


If it makes you feel any better, we all have a funk gremlin the only difference is that some of us know how to manage theirs. I am definitely not a happy person all the time. It is impossible for anyone to be happy 24/7 unless you are a dog. Dogs just seem to get it, but that's not the point. The point is, you need to start managing when the funk gremlin appears by equalising your highs & low moments.


When I was in a funk, it got to a point where I didn't want to feel like this anymore. I just didn't want to feel helpless and unmotivated, especially when I know what it feels like to be vibing high. I had to have a deep conversation with myself and it went a little something like this:

"Hey Sarah, look you are stuck right now. Yeah, it sucks, and it feels impossible to get out of this funk. But YOU are the only person who can control this and get out of this mindset. You either do something about it or stop complaining. Who do you want to be! It is time to fix that damn crown and get motivated again."


So I started honouring myself by managing my emotions. I didn't completely sweep my funk gremlin under the bed (she wasn't going to let me anyway and I knew that was unrealistic.) But I placed her in a cage in the room next door and started moving forward by taking 'small' steps of positive habits to bring back my motivation.


# 2 Be Present & Grateful

Stop reading for a second.

Look around you right now.

What do you see?

What do you hear?

What do you smell?

Where are you?