Happy Thoughts List: Battling a Funk

I’m feeling in a bit of a funk today. I’m not sure if it’s coming off a period of stress and little sleep, or something else entirely. It was a rough day, and I’m feeling a bit beaten up and in need of a rest.

As part of my project to be happier in the new year, I’m trying to focus on happier thoughts, hence my happy thoughts list. This reminds me to stay positive. So, especially after a day like today, here is my happy thoughts list:

  1. My cat: I came home feeling a bit worn out, and I just flopped down on the bed. My cat just jumped onto my chest and started licking my hands until I started smiling again. After I started smiling and laughing at how silly my cat was, he walked away and had a nap. Pets are amazing sometimes in how they can respond to our feelings and help us when we need them.
  2. Taking time for yourself: It’s a crazy and busy world. Sometimes taking a few hours just for yourself without pressure or expectations can be the greatest gift you can offer yourself.
  3. Awareness:As part of writing this website, I’ve not only become attuned to my happy thoughts, but also my unhappy ones. With awareness comes power, and in my case it means the power to change. So tonight, even though I had little energy and little urge to do so, I got some exercise, ate reasonably healthy, and am trying to get to bed at a reasonable time. Being aware means I can take action, where in the past I might have zoned out in front of the television for hours.

SO, those are my happy thoughts for the night. What do you do to get yourself out of a funk?

3 thoughts on “Happy Thoughts List: Battling a Funk

  1. Jon

    Hope things are turning around for you! I know what you mean when you say you’re feeling a bit beaten up. Had one of those days yesterday. I also do all the things you mentioned, with some adjustments. Our cat strongly dislikes people, so I turn to the baby chicks that we have in our house right now for some relaxation. Who doesn’t think baby chicks are cute and relaxing? I also try to take a bit of time for myself either early in the morning or late at night, helps keep me functional. I’ve also noticed that since starting a blog I am able reflect and process life events better through writing. In addition to your ideas, I also believe in prayer and meditation. On the opposite extreme I also find target shooting to be relaxing. It should be noted I don’t envision people or problems on the target, it is just the act of being fully focused on a specific target that I find relaxing. It is a good exercise in blocking everything else out. Thanks for sharing.
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