I try to keep my posts upbeat – or at the very least, striving to achieve goals and do better. (and the titles alliterative)
Sometimes I don’t feel upbeat at all.
There’s a few things I do when I feel less than stellar:
- Work out how I can get more sleep. What my mothers has always said is true, half of my tears is childhood (and perhaps now) are largely due to tiredness. Although she always said it would be better in the morning – guess I wasn’t waking up tired as much then? Needless to say, I’m strongly considering ‘get enough sleep’ ‘as my January health challenge!
- Focus on the good. That’s why I do gratitude posts, but also actively steer conversations at home to focusing on the good, rather than the bad, the things to be grateful of. So, for now, I have
- another fine and sunny day for my walk
- continuing great results in getting my task count down at work (read more about that here). Actually just running some more statistical anaylsis always brightens my outlook, reflecting on what I’ve done rather than what’s left to do
- tomorrow IS Saturday and I can sleep in to my heart’s content
- I have nothing on this afternoon/evening, so I can get home at 4pm and nap if I feel the need 🙂
- I’m not actually tired enough to ‘need’ a coffee this morning (which is a bonus, cause I didn’t have cash on hand)
- a nice chat to my mum in the carpark before I started work
- a new commenter to my blog yesterday
- Get some simple to do list items struck off. Some decluttering, a trip to the op shop, or tidying and straightening horizontal space can often feel like quick wins and mentally clear some space.
- Plan some activities I love. Nothing is better for morale than having something to look forward to. It can be simple, like watching a favourite TV show or as involved as planning a dinner party or a gingerbread house!
I try really hard not make food a pick me up. As evidenced in Wednesday’s waste post, sometimes a Mars Bar sneaks in. But I know there’s no long term gains from junk food.
So, taking some of my own advice, I’m going to straighten my desk, and then get started on the most important tasks.
What’s your action plan to get out of a funk?