How to..manage when you are in a funk…

How to..manage when you are in a funk…

I love to keep it happy and positive on this blog and I am going to say this, I don’t see this post as unpositive. I see it as being transparent. I have been kinda in a strange place lately. I haven’t been posting as much and I haven’t felt like I had the umph ya need to get things done. I felt like many of you may have been or are in a similar space, so I wanted to write this post and dedicate it to you and me.

Hey you and me, LOL ( I am still semi-ridiculous no matter how funky I feel). Its funny how being in funks work. Sometimes you want to do things, and more often you don’t. I will plan in my head what I am going to do and when that moment comes…lord, I just want to crawl up in the bed and turn my brain off. But I think it is important to say this…It is not bad or a failure if you don’t feel great and motivated every moment. It takes courage to try and it takes dedication to keep going. Some days you will be more motivated than others. Even if you can choose one thing to do and do that one thing well, you are still moving toward your goal. So don’t expect the moon from yourself at all times. Noone does everything perfectly. Even those who seem to have and be doing it all.

Give yourself some room to breathe, take a step back, write down two goals and work on those. If you can’t get yourself going to do it alone, reach out to a good friend that will help you get started and keep you accountable. After you get that groove going, you will feel like your old self but better. Because no matter how off you feel or how down you may feel now, be clear that feeling is not a fact. It is a feeling, and feelings fade away. Your rough and funky phase will fade away too. It just feels really bad when you are in the middle of it. It’s ok. Tomorrow is a new day.

xo Danie

Getting motivated when you are in a funk



  1. November 29, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Sometimes when I’m in a funk I just give myself permission to be super bummed out for a period of time, but only until a certain point. Then, after that point, I need to start building myself up and climbing out of my funk. When I know i’m allowed to wallow I seldom actually do 😀
    Katja xxx

  2. November 29, 2017 / 1:11 pm

    They say you become who you surround yourself with. I guess having a great, positive circle of friends is key. Great post, as always! 🙂


  3. Jasmin N
    November 29, 2017 / 1:51 pm

    I’ve had this same feeling for a while now as well & I think it’s because of the season. It’s so freaking dark all the time !

    • Danie
      November 29, 2017 / 11:05 pm

      I think so too Jasmine. I don’t like that part off the fall. It makes me more sad than I would be.

  4. November 29, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Yes you are right! I think it’s normal feeling this way. What I’m going to do more often is to write down my goals like you said. Then you have it clear in front of your eyes.

  5. November 29, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    I agree feeling is not a fact.. it’s part of our emotion with it up and down. This is a positive post and love the positivity you share through it.

  6. helenevlacho
    November 30, 2017 / 4:44 am

    Feelings come and go, so every time I feel down or somehow not so ”in my best”, I take a break and relax. Next day everything looks better and I feel better as well. Wonderful reading!

  7. Chloey
    November 30, 2017 / 5:26 am

    “That feeling is not a fact.” I love that, and it’s so trur.

    You’re a great writer…I live reading your blogs!

    • Danie
      November 30, 2017 / 11:49 pm

      Thanks Chloey! I adore you! thanks for commenting

  8. December 3, 2017 / 9:23 pm

    I guess everyone goes through times like these. Whenever I do, I either just try and take a relaxing break alone, or else try and surround myself with some of my close friends. This was great to read. Thanks for sharing.

  9. December 7, 2017 / 5:51 pm

    I hope writing this helped you as much as it did me! We’ve all been there but I love what you said about feelings fading away, our feelings are temporary, not permanent fact, I need to start reminding myself of this daily. Thank you so much for sharing!

    • Danie
      December 7, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      I am so glad it came in handy. sometimes when I am in the middle of my feelings it is so overwhelming. I can feel like I have the worst life and noone cares about me. This could not be further from the truth. Once it passes you can see clearly. It is such a tricky thing!

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