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Best way to get out of an overall funk?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 15, 2012 at 6:28 PM

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How do you get out of a ‘funk’?

Lately I've been in a funk, mostly from work, but I've been feeling overall shitty, with low energy. It's worse coming from of an awesome sun-filled relaxing/healthy weekend and right into a shitty monday/tuesday.

I need to salvage the rest of the week (and thensome, but one day at a time...)

What's the best way to get out of this funk? Few days fasting? Vegetable Juice fast? A Run? Sprints? What do you guys do?

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on May 16, 2012
at 01:46 AM

Timely question for me. Acknowledging all the things I'm grateful for in the life helps. Building in some fun activities to look forward to, and reaching out to old friends I seldom see can brighten my outlook. Dancing to fun music or sprinting can help move the energy too.

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on May 15, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Ditto liver. I am constantly amazed at how good liver makes me feel. It has taken me a long time to like eating it, but I'm finding there is a positive feedback loop and I'm craving it more and more.

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on May 15, 2012
at 07:31 PM

http://paleohacks.com/questions/45188/how-do-you-get-out-of-a-funk#axzz1uy6Snpri

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on May 15, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Agreed. This weekend in NYC was beautiful, sunny, I probably walked 20 miles both days. I was flying high and came crashing into the work week with rain and funk. :(

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on May 15, 2012
at 06:47 PM

YES - a loooong walk OUTSIDE in fresh air and daylight. Even if it's not especially "sunny," I think natural light is a big plus over the harsh, fake lights in an office (which I am currently suffering under, myself...and no windows anywhere near me).

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on May 15, 2012
at 11:01 PM

There is a natural ebb and flow to life. There are days filled with crazy joy, when you want to kiss every granny and make love to every warm available body that crosses your path. Today was such a day for me. And tomorrow, who knows where my mind and heart will reside.

When I feel funky, down, two steps off kilter, I allow myself to wallow in it. I let myself feel the despair. This universe is filled with sadness, apathy, terror, and that rumble can't escape us. We find it, it finds us. We are human, we are a part of this planet, we are made of stardust. And our tears echo the falling salt of the millions, billions who came before us. There is great beauty and empathy in that.

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, sad, funky, sometimes it's good to experience it, let it pass through you. When I let myself become the funk, my love for others increases a thousand fold, my compassion deepens. I believe that our lives are made of black and white, up and down, inside and outside. We are amalgamated creatures, not gray, and we carry the capacity to feel both the laughter and the despair of existence.

If you feel this way all of the time, you may want to consider talking to someone or seeing a doctor, because our bodies and minds can betray us. But if it is simply the whim of time, let it carry you to new understanding.

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on May 15, 2012
at 07:02 PM

starch and liver! They actually go fairly well together. Also, veal liver is MUCH easier to eat than beef liver.

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on May 15, 2012
at 11:23 PM

Ditto liver. I am constantly amazed at how good liver makes me feel. It has taken me a long time to like eating it, but I'm finding there is a positive feedback loop and I'm craving it more and more.

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on May 15, 2012
at 10:37 PM

Get some fresh air and go do something nice for someone else.

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on May 15, 2012
at 07:17 PM

Pull-up some Paleo comfort food recipes. Invite your significant other over, or close friend. Get some wine. Get some jazz music. Cook together. Eat together. Laugh together. Do this on every week night as you please.

Or, go out, find an ethnic restaurant that you want to try. Have some. Bring good company.

Take walks during lunch at work. Get outside, eat on the grass.

Extreme? Perhaps consider what you do on a day to day basis. Is that your ideal job? Empower yourself to know what you want, and if it doesn't align, get out there and make changes. We all have bad days, but if everyday is a bad day, you should really think about what you want to do.

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on May 16, 2012
at 01:04 AM

My mood solution lately has been to take a long walk while listening to an interesting podcast. You can download all sorts of free programs about science, nature, culture, etc. The fresh air and mild exercise are amazing, and listening to smart people converse calmly about something intriguing really helps get my mind off whatever is bothering me. Listening to something about the universe or the nature of time also reminds me of how amazing life is --- and makes whatever was annoying me seem very trifling in comparison.

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on May 15, 2012
at 06:45 PM

I try to get more sunlight during my working hours. It's been hard lately as I mostly work from home and usually end up on issues that need attention for several hours at a time... but getting exercise and sunlight def helps.

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on May 15, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Agreed. This weekend in NYC was beautiful, sunny, I probably walked 20 miles both days. I was flying high and came crashing into the work week with rain and funk. :(

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on May 15, 2012
at 06:47 PM

YES - a loooong walk OUTSIDE in fresh air and daylight. Even if it's not especially "sunny," I think natural light is a big plus over the harsh, fake lights in an office (which I am currently suffering under, myself...and no windows anywhere near me).

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on May 15, 2012
at 06:44 PM

I have the same issue. I find thinking happy thoughts actually helps. Setting weekly goals is helpful so you have something to strive for.

If you generally feel good this is most likely a mental thing. Fix it with mental solutions.

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on May 15, 2012
at 06:38 PM

A big dose of starch always works for me.

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