The last few weeks I’ve been in quite the funk y’all. I’ve been feeling blue since my Grandfather passed earlier this month. Also my late Grandmother’s birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and she’s always heavy on my mind and heart around that time. On top of that, I wasn’t feeling very well physically. I can’t really explain what was wrong. I just generally felt ill and lethargic. Usually under these circumstances I ‘d stay in my bed for days, refusing to leave the house and shutting the world out. Not this time though. I’m trying to find better ways to fight the funk. You know the saying “No matter how you feel, get up, dress up & show up”? Well that’s exactly what I did. And it felt so good!
KIMONO | JEANS | SHOES | SIMILAR EARRINGS
It’s very apparent when I don’t feel well. I don’t refresh my hair. I do the bare minimum in regards to makeup. And I’ll wear jeans with a tee and sneakers for days at a time. Anyone who knows me knows that this is not my steelo. Not at all.
So this time I did the exact opposite to help me get out of my funk. I put extra effort into getting dressed instead of putting my appearance on the back burner. I’ve also been adding more pops of color into my outfits instead of my usual neutral minimalist looks. Dressing up definitely boosted my mood. So put those sweats back in the closet and dress up. It’s amazing how the little things can have such a big impact on your mood and help you to fight the funk.
Not only have I been getting up, getting dressed and showing up… I’ve been showing out and living my best life hunty. Every Summer I make a list of places I’d like to visit. This list usually includes Summer pop ups, cute restaurants, museums and what not. Pretty much places I haven’t been, but want to go. Some have been on my list for two years and I still haven’t gone. This Summer I made it a priority to get out more and visit these places. So I’ve been adding at least one place to my to do list every week when I sit down and do my planner. Both The Museum of Ice Cream Pint Shop & Magnum Pop Up Shop were on the list. Getting out and having fun is good for lifting the spirit. I’m going to extend this practice year round.
We are stronger than we think. So fight the funk. Get up. Dress up. Show up. Get out and have fun. If you’re truly ill by all means rest up and get better. I’ve noticed with myself though that my funk is usually emotional, and my body has a way of tricking me into thinking that I’m physically ill. Don’t let your mind play tricks on you. If your funk lasts more than a few weeks, then don’t be ashamed to reach out and talk to someone. Whether it be friends, family or seeking professional help. Depression is real!