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8 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of a Funk and Improve Your Mood



pull yourself out a funk when you're down and depressed

By Andrea Schulman

We all have days that we feel down and depressed.  When we are in this state, it can be hard to stay positive. 

It’s easy to get trapped in lower vibrational energy, but there are a few easy tricks you can use to pull yourself out of a funk.  Next time you’re feeling down, try a few of them out! 

Activities to Pull Yourself Out of a Funk:

1. Use motion to improve your mood:

Motion is a higher vibrational state than sitting or lying down is.  This is one of the reasons why roller coasters and skateboarding can be so much fun.  If you’re feeling down, do something that involves motion to improve your mood.  You can go for a drive, go bike riding, or even go roller skating.  The faster the momentum, the higher your vibration will go.

2. Put yourself together:

When we are down and depressed, we tend to stay in our pajamas all day, not do our hair or makeup, and generally just let ourselves go.  When you want to pull yourself out of a funk, find your best outfit, and put yourself together the best that you can.  The confidence that you will feel from looking your best will help boost your vibrational energy.

3. Clean your home:

Cleaning the house is great way to pull yourself out of a funk.  Our surroundings often mirror what’s going on inside of us, and when we are in a bad place we are much more likely to leave the dishes, the toilet scrubbing and the vacuuming for another day.  Instead of allowing this to happen, get up and tidy up your home.  You will feel accomplished, and this emotion will help improve your vibrational energy.

4. Watch a funny movie:

This one is great for when you are feeling especially down, because you can do it while staying in bed, which is what most of us like to do when we are depressed.   Any movie that can make you smile or laugh will help to improve your mood.

When you are finished with the movie, try not to stay in bed.  Instead, use the improvement in your energy to carry you into another activity on this list to keep pulling yourself up higher.

5. Listen to upbeat music:

Beware of angry or depressing music when you are trying to pull yourself out of a funk.  It is very easy to be seduced into listening to this type of music when you are down because you are already in the vibrational resonance of it. Instead, put on some upbeat or happy music to elevate your vibrational energy.

6. Exercise when you’re down and depressed:

Most people have heard that exercise is great for releasing endorphins (natural drugs in your body that make you feel good).  When you’re down and depressed, get out and take a walk, go for a jog or hit the gym.

7. Meditate:

Meditation is awesome for aligning you with the high vibrational energy of the universe.  Sit or lie down for fifteen minutes, close your eyes, and concentrate only on your breathing.  This action will help you feel more clarity and peace.  For a few more meditation options check out this page on my website.

8. Give long hugs:

Hugs release the hormone/neurotransmitter oxytocin, which makes you feel good.  Give your partner, your friends or your kids a nice long hug to get a boost from the oxytocin.

As you can see, there are quite a few activities that you can do to pull yourself out of a funk.  Next time you are feeling down and depressed, take action to turn your mood around.  Even when things feel hopeless, you still have the power within you to adjust your vibrational frequency.

Have you found any other effective ways to pull yourself out of a funk? Comment below to share them with us! 

Did you like this article? This article was sent into The Mind Unleashed as a contribution from Andrea. Find more like it on her blog or Facebook page! You can also find her on Twitter (@Vibration1111) or Instagram (@andrea.11.11).

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