So much rain lately!! I don’t always realize how much of a funk several days of rain can put me in until it begins to be sunny again. It feels like a mental cloud lifts along with the literal cloud.
So, I’m taking advantage of a sunny day today to actually write a blog post. Especially, since the rain is predicted to return in a few days.
The funk I was in was so aggravating. Not only was it raining for days and days, but my kids had a funky school schedule which threw me out my beloved routines, and I came down with a cold. All pretty small things, but all the same, they led to me feeling very unproductive and overwhelmed in my business and in my life.
What did that look like for me?
Barely any posting on Social Media. And for a business, if you don’t post frequently you start to wonder if your business even exists, lol.
Stalled on creating my slide decks for several new presentations I want to begin doing around town at local stores and women’s groups. (If you have any suggestions for locations or groups, let me know.)
Grumpy with my kids and my husband. I always hate it when I know I’m being grumpy but can’t seem to stop it. Thankfully, they were kind to me anyway. #itsnicetobeloved
Stayed in bed all day Saturday sleeping and watching Hallmark movies nursing my cold.
Surface clutter piled up around the house. Dining room, kitchen counters, my office…
How do you get yourself out of a funk? Really, I want to know. I’m looking for suggestions! That way I can prepare for later this week.
A few things that helped me begin to turn it around (or at least not let it get too bad for too long) were:
Loads of herbal tea. The thought of drinking tons of water was unbearable for some reason, so the peppermint or lemon flavor made it easier to drink. And getting hydrated for me can really affect my mood for better or worse depending on my intake.
Giving myself grace. For me this meant taking naps, making super simple dinners (or letting my husband cook), and letting the clutter be dealt with another day.
A stern pep talk. This was an internal conversation that sounded a bit like that character in The Incredibles that tells Elastigirl to, “Pull yourself together!” This combined with grace can get me moving on tackling my clutter which I can control despite the weather and really affects how I feel in my home.
Tackling the piles. Whenever I work on tidying up after a busy time or in this case, a funk, I’m really grateful for the time and energy I’ve put in over the years of deeper decluttering and setting up organized systems and homes for the stuff we have. It’s not perfect, but it makes recovering from tough moments and clutter build up so much easier.
I hope you are enjoying a sunny day wherever you are
or that a sunny day is coming to you soon!!
Please let it be Spring soon!!
Bye for now,
P.S. I have had the song, Blame It On The Rain, for days now, lol. Anyone else old enough to remember the Milli Vanilli scandal?