In a funk this morning? Here are some tips to get you out of it!
It is inevitable. Some mornings are just not going to go as you plan them. As such, we can’t let a bad morning ruin a great day. So how do you break out of a bad funk? Here are some ways that I cope with bad mornings each and everyday.
Take a deep breathe.
This sounds so basic but hear me out on this for a second. When we get stressed, our bodies give off several reactions. Believe it or not, breathing when we are stressed tends to decrease. This can lead to headaches and increased anxiety (a little something I learned from a stress management course I took in college. Very resourceful!) So if you find that your morning is not going exactly as planned, take a minute to relax. Stretch out your muscles and take a deep breathe. This will help you decrease your anxiety and help you to think clearly throughout the day.
Be selective with your music selection.
The last thing you want to do when you are stressed is to get yourself more upset with the wrong song selection. I would suggest that you make a playlist for your phone or I-pod with your favorite songs that will put you in a better mood. For me, I like to listen to songs that make me want to dance and have a great beat to keep my spirits high. Which ever songs you pick, make sure that they will make you happy (because I recognize that not everyone loves show tunes as much as I do lol).
Get a good lunch.
Frankly, whenever a day is not going well I always turn to food to make it all better. I find that when I get a good, wholesome lunch, the rest of my day flies by. I am not saying that you should not get a cheeseburger and fries if you really want it. But take into consideration what that burger is going to do to your body. Once you are finished, you are going to feel sluggish throughout the rest of the day (and possibly stress about how many calories you just consumed). By all means, have a burger just not when you are stressed.
Talk it Out
We all have that one best friend that we can talk to about anything. For some, this is your boyfriend, a sibling, or a mentor. Whoever it is, make sure that you can take to someone if you are having any issues. They might just make you feel better and even help you find a solution to funk you cannot seem to get out of.
Let it Go
Yep. I am telling you all to be like Elsa and put your bad morning in the past. Let’s face it, everyday is not going to be perfect. Don’t fixate yourself on the bad. Focus on the fact that tomorrow is a new day and a new start. After all, nothing good ever came out from negative thinking.