I’m in a FUNK and Rules to Follow When You Are in It

In a funk

Lately, I’ve been feeling BLAH, EH, WHATEVER type of feeling. Have you ever been there? No, I’m not depressed but I’m not enjoying my life as much as I should. I’m GRATEFUL and THANKFUL for everything that I have but I feel UNMOTIVATED. I’m this empty shell that continues doing her tasks of every day living hoping that eventually things will go back to a time when there was more feeling to everything I did even doing simple tasksโ€”like doing the laundry or washing the dishes.

I’ve been rereading some of the books that have helped me get me out of this FUNK in the past but it’s not working. I feel like I know the rules, and apply them but I’m still not any better. I’m not working as many hours as before, but I’m still working. If anything I’m technically more balanced now so why don’t I feel any better? Actually, it feels weird for me to slow down a bit but I know it’s beneficial for me and my family. I’m not sure if I’m going through an ADJUSTMENT period and this feeling will soon pass.

In the meantime, I keep doing what I should be doing. I’m on auto pilot mode, but am trying to be more present in everything I do and reminding myself of how thankful I should be. As my friends always tell me, “Just fake it until you make it.” It reminds myself to keep moving forward no matter what. Even if I don’t want to work on a task I try to do baby steps until the task is completed.

I’m sure everyone has felt the same way I do. During this phase in your life, it’s important to follow some rules.


  • Never make a change from the decisions you made before you got in this FUNK. Don’t make any rash decisions. Continue to do what you are doing. You may later on regret doing something you wish you didn’t do.
  • Meditate during this time and reflect on your life and examine your conscience. Try to be a better person and act upon on it.
  • Be patient and know that you willย eventually get out of this phase. You don’t know how long you will be in your funk but take comfort in knowing it is only temporary.

Based on the rules, I’ll keep doing what I’m doing and try not to procrastinate on things that need to get done. It’s difficult to be motivated when I’m just not MOTIVATED. I keep telling myself to get off the couch and stop watching Netflix and stop binge watching. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll keep hanging in there until my funk goes away. Wish me luck!


[UPDATED 3/31/16]: I was able to get out my funk by watching Chris Evans’ video below (from Lindsey McKeon’s blog). Watching this video helped me to be in the present moment especially when I’m with my kids.

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