Today we’re going to talk about what to do when you get in a funk. Yes, we’ve all had those days, even me.
So, what do you do when you get in a funk? I’ll tell you this: we’ve all had those days where things are just not going our way. It’s like this uphill battle, almost from the very beginning of the day, like we’ve woken up and got out of the wrong side of the bed, and nothing has gone right.
I’ve been there, I’ve had them, and I still have them. Life is not perfect. It’s all about challenges and how we overcome them – how we grow and expand.
Sometimes, those funk days can kind of move into a second day and a third day and a fourth day, and that’s where the spiral starts to really, really, really lower our energy. It lowers our vibration, and we find it really tricky to try and get out of it.
The first thing we need to do is recognize it and be like: “I’m in a funk,” or “I’m not in a nice place. I want to change this.”
By making that decision to cotton onto yourself, you give yourself an opportunity to do a pattern interrupt. Like what I talked about when you wore the hair bobbin – you just do a pattern interrupt, like, “Stop. I’m drawing a line in the sand on this spiral, and I’m going to start spiraling up.”
The first step to figuring out how to get out of this spiral is to just stop and take a look around. There could be loads of crappy things happening, but – you have your body, you have a roof over your head. You have great friendships or family.
It’s about tuning into a different vibration. That vibration that you need to move into is the vibration of love, because that is one of the highest vibrations of all. It’s the energy of expansion and growth.
When you expand and grow with love, you can feel joy and you see gratitude. The first thing I invite you to do is get a pen and paper, and write down everything that you are grateful for. Just write a few things down, and that will instantly start to shift you from that spiral of, “Ugh.”
The second thing that you can do once you’ve found that space of gratitude, is pick up your phone and send a message to one of those people that came up, and say, “Hey, thanks so much for being great.”
That’s extending the vibration out from you to someone else. And it’s really just about that sense of expansion, rather than dwelling on thoughts like, “This is going really, really terribly.”
Sometimes, these really rotten or not-nice things can be happening in our life for a reason – for us to learn from them and to be like, “Okay, I can move out of it.”
Oftentimes, really crap things do happen. For example, I recently fell. I slipped on my back, I had to spend the whole day lying on my back. I cried for most of the day, I was a total mess, but I knew there was something there that I needed to listen to. I needed to take a break. I needed to “check out” and just listen to my body, and stop.
I spend a lot of time like: “Woo! I just love being connected and meditation and dancing and laaa…” And I am often that “Woo!” But this is about coming back into our bodies and feeling grounded, and this fall was a real pump into the ground for me.
I really, really was not in a great place. The power, when we’re in these funk spaces, is in how quickly we can get up and get out of it.
Rather than moping and crying, which I did do a little bit, what was the first thing I did? I decided, okay, it could’ve been a lot worse:
- This could’ve been a lot worse.
- I contacted somebody that I knew could help me.
I went on this search for an osteopath. I was like, you need to reach out if you’re in a space where everything is going against you. Sometimes you need to reach out to get some help, to get fixed, to get sorted, to realign your energy.
That could be a healing session, or it could be a phone call to a friend to go “Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, I need some help.” So immediately, I got on the phone. I sent a message saying, “Have you got contact details for a great osteopath who I know can help me with this?”
Once I had that, once I knew I had an appointment made, I was like, “Right, I know that I can get this fixed.”
The next step was – I just surrendered to it. I was like, “Okay, what can I do right now? I can just start listening to some really good music.”
I know I talk about the power of sound a lot, but that comes from my background in sound healing and sound therapy, so I turned on some really beautiful healing meditations.
You can get them on YouTube – you can literally look up “relaxing music” or “healing music”, or just make a playlist of the most positive sounds that you have. You can use these at this moment to kind of lift you out of that funk, and it will certainly lift your spirits.
The next thing you can do is change perspective. We spend our time looking like “this”, and if we just change our perspective – so just like, knock our heads back – then we come back with a new perspective, and it’s not actually that bad.
Number one, gratitude. Number two, reach out and ask for help.
Find someone that you know is going to be supportive of you with whatever is going on. This may mean a healer, or a counselor, or me. Reach out to somebody who you know may just be able to give you a little boost in energy.
Surround yourself with beautiful, positive sounds rather than thinking “blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.”
Number three: you can turn off that negative-self talk. There’s a whole Parashakti TV episode teaching you how you can turn it off, and just surrender to it, and be like, “Right, I’m moving out, and I’m going to move on.”
Put on that music and dance, and just move out of it – giving yourself permission to feel, but also thinking, “I am so grateful for everything I have in my life.”
I hope this all helps you to know that once you acknowledge your inner funk you can shift out of it, and that you have permission to shift out of it.
You can use so many amazing tools to help you shift out of a funk, which I’m going to reference further in the comments here, including things like tapping, or connecting with the Dream Life Creators group and just sharing what’s going on.
Reach out to someone and get some support, because the last thing you want to do is keep spiraling down.
When you have this awareness that goes, “Hang on a minute. It could be a lot worse than this, and I’m grateful for everything that I have right now; I’m grateful for this awareness, and I’m now going to shift out,” that’s when the learning, the growth, and the expansion come.Then you are able to surround yourself with those sounds and people that can help you move out of it.
I hope that this video gave you some inspiration and tips on how to get yourself out of a funk when it happens to you again – and it will. That’s life.
It will, but being able to move out of it quicker than the last time is growth and expansion, and that’s what we’re all about here when creating our dream life.
If you’d like me to answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m happy to bring your insights or questions onto Parashakti TV.
I’m also happy to research or find someone who may be able to answer even more concisely than I can, or give you a different insight.
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Have an amazing day, and see you over in the comments – where I would love you to share some of your tips for getting out of a funk.