Tops Tips for Breaking Out of a Funk
There are many things that can come along and leave us feeling less confident in ourselves. A relationship breakup, the loss of a job, a health crisis, weight gain, or a death in the family can suddenly cause us to doubt ourselves. Even the move to a different city can take you out of your comfort zone making it hard to get your mojo back.
Get a New Look
It can be too easy to fall into the trap of sticking with the same patterns of thinking. One way to try to break the cycle is to try to update your style. This can be particularly important if you are suddenly finding yourself single again. Don’t think in terms of dressing to catch the eye of someone new or even looking your best. Now is the time to mix things up. Try new looks and have fun. Grab a friend and try on outrageous outfits together. Try a variety of wigs so you can sport blond or blue hair for the day or a night out with friends. You might find a different look that you love or not. Either way, getting outside your comfort zone will help you find a place where you fit.
Avoid the desire to wait until you lose weight, get a new haircut, or find the perfect job. Now is the time to mix things up. Don’t focus on dressing for success. Simply experiment with new styles and don’t be afraid to try something completely different.
Broaden Your Horizons
When you’re feeling down, the first instinct is often to stick to your traditional comfort zones. Instead, you need to seize new challenges. Now is the perfect time to sign up for a fun class or try out a different hobby. Classes, in particular, are a great way to meet people. Having activities scheduled that you’ve already paid for puts pressure on you to get out. Otherwise it can be too easy to procrastinate on activities so you end up spending too much time home alone.
Contact Your Herd
We all know people that make us feel comfortable or remind us of great times. Now is the time to get together, talk on the phone, or video conference with people who see you for who you are. Avoid energy vampires who are likely to bring you down. You want to be able to connect with upbeat people you trust.
If you need to find more people you can relate to in your city, try looking for opportunities to get involved with a cause you care about. Volunteering and giving back to your community can make you appreciate how fabulous and lucky you are. While you’re there, you can meet more people. Since you’re volunteering for the same cause, you are more likely to have something in common. That could be a start of a wonderful friendship.
Laugh It Up
Comedy is a great way to produce more serotonins to improve your move. Laughing during a game night with friends, enjoying an outrageous movie, or visiting a comedy club can take your mind off yourself while you boost your mood with laughter. Get together with a close friend or two and dress up in costumes to visit an eatery. Do silly things together and you’ll find yourself more at home once you’re back to your usual routine, plus, you’ll have entertaining stories to share.