How to get out of a funk.

How do I get out of this funk? 

More than that, but a huge block.  In the last few days I've been in a funky place.  I feel unproductive in every aspect of my life. Nothing is progressing. No wait loss, poor food choices, zero exercise, grouchy, no prayer and Bible reading. Poor connection with hubby. I'm just feeling disconnected and all over the place.

Everything I wrote seemed bad. Posts sounded disjointed, unclear. My train of thought would veer off topic. Book outlines were okay but when I'd get to writing and it wasn't close to topic. Grammar was bad.  Tools of the trade - words, sentences, structure were off.  I felt like a failure a phony. I've never claimed to be a great writer but I am making mistakes that wouldn't pass 8th grade English class. The fact that I failed 2nd grade phonics, comes back to me and makes me feel like I can't do this!   Most of the time I'm positive and up beat. But not lately.




Well how did I get out of it?

I prayed and took some advise to get back on track.

Make a list - a plan.

Got to get a plan on paper.  I need to see where I'm going.  If I don't like where I'm heading, I need to stop and make a correction.  The only way I know my direction, is from my map-my plan-my list.
 

Make small changes.

I want to be perfect all at once.  But I'm human with limitations. So to help me I've got to accept that I can only do so much and to just try to make small changes at a time.  Each small step will become big over time.  When I am faithful, that is where I find joy.


Think about positive happy things.

God has called me to write and usually I might even suffer from being too confident in my writing. I'll come back to something I've written and think..that's really good! :)  I have to remember the positive in my life; the things I am thankful for.  God has blessed me, and on funky days I need to get my head thinking about the positive.

I'm about to launch a free ebook for my website (see what nice things people have said about it here). This is huge. I started seriously blogging not even a year ago and now. I will now have a book out there. I have made BIG progress. I just have to remember this when I feel the funk creeping up. 

Life is a journey that teaches us everyday. I'm always learning and thankful God's grace is sufficient for my short comings.  I can't be the only one, what do you do to get out of the funk?

Blessings,
Leslie

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4 comments

  1. Leslie, I just started a new link up party (this Thursday is the very first one), called Thriving Thursday...basically it's about encouraging each other to get past just "surviving" and start Thriving! This post would be perfect and I would love for you to link it up :) http://www.servingjoyfully.com/2012/10/02/are-you-thriving-or-surviving/

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  2. For me it all starts when I compare myself to others - it leads me to discontentment which effects all areas of my life. I start focusing on the negative areas instead of being thankful for my blessings. In order for me to get out of the funk I have to get real honest with myself and with God about whats going on, ask for forgiveness and ask for wisdom on what I should be doing and focusing on. Usually something is out of alignment. Then I pour into His wor, make a plan with His direction and start giving thanks. I can be a total mess at times but by His grace - I'm working on it!

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  3. I think this is something everyone struggles with! Stephanie, I like what you do. Got to get rooted into something real and see ourselves through God's loving eyes. Crystal I think your link up party is awesome. I wish you the best, it's a great way to encourage people.

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  4. Ugh, I hate when I get stuck in a funk. All of the things you said helps me, making a list especially. ..but also I try to do something different like go on a new hike, or go somewhere fun. That usually helps :)

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