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How to Get Over a Funk

Updated on September 14, 2016
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a published author; books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart, there is no other way.

What The Funk?

Who hasn't ever been in a funk? The signs might not be obvious at first, but eventually you realize what's going on. You feel like life has sunk to another level. You just don't have the drive or motivation to do anything.

No matter what you attempt to do it feels like a struggle. You wonder if you might have a case of the blues. You just might. Or you could just be in a funk. Or possibly being in a funk is considered the blues to you. You might wonder, "How the funk did this happen?"

Funks could happen when you least expect them. They come from out of the blue. Possibly it's your brains way of letting you know to slow the funk down and allow it to rest a bit. Burn-out could cause a funk.

Excessive stress could bring on the funk. No one enjoys the funk. It's basically like carrying around a load of junk you'd rather stow away in a trunk.

To Funk or Not To Funk

There are different types of funks. They could be related to work, family, friends, relationships or even the weather. You ponder, shake your head and think, "What the funk is going on?"

The first most important step in getting over the funk is admitting you are in the funk mode. Have you ever admitted that you were in a funk and feel like total gunk? At one time or another we all have. Funky moods come and go. They are similar to hunks. A hunk doesn't last forever, his looks are bound to fade one day.

You could refer to a funk as depression, the blues, hormones or just a bad mood. Upon the acceptance of the funky mood disorder I suggest you do something to change it. Life is too short to be anything but happy and content.

No matter what life tosses at you there is always light at the end of the tunnel. You will survive. You are the only one who could get yourself out of a funky mood. I don't suggest depending on someone else to make you happy. Remember that you might have put the unk in funk, but you also have the power to push it aside and tell it to "funk off!"

The old saying "If mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy" applies to everyone, not just mama. The funk has no age limitations. It could happen to any of us at any time. Even a child who is in a funk could make life chaotic for all around them.

The good news is that being in a funk is temporary. We learn from funks. It takes time, but with patience you could learn to appreciate your funky moods. They could actually be beneficial in one way or another. If there's something you don't want to do or someone you don't want to see just tell them you are in a funk and most likely they will give you some space.

Funks aren't all that bad. It's okay to wallow in self-pity and comfort yourself once in a while. This is our way of protecting our emotions. It's not okay to lash out on someone else due to your funky mood. As a matter of fact that's just funked up! Think before you speak or act. The repercussions might not be worth it in the long run.

Show some spunk, don't be a punk and let that funk win. Just say "funk it!"

Funky Cold Medina - Tone Loc

How to Get De-Funked

  • Just say NO! You don't have to do everything whenever someone requests your assistance. You will not be penalized if you think of yourself sometimes.
  • Retail therapy! Treat yourself to something nice. Spend within your limits. Credit card debt could cause a funk in itself. A new blouse or pair of shoes could lift your mood, if only temporary, but it's a start!
  • Take a vacation from life. Whether by reading a book, watching a movie or spending an evening away from home. Of course if it's in your budget and you could take a Mediterranean cruise by all means go right ahead!
  • Adopt a pet. Having a furry, adorable creature to shower with love could help alleviate a funk. They offer unconditional love to their owners.
  • Join an online support group if you are facing a difficult challenge. There are support groups for almost everything under the sun! You would have the opportunity to make new friends. You could also help others which is a funk reliever in itself.
  • Begin a new hobby. When your heart is fulfilled with an action that brings you joy your elation shines outward and becomes contagious.
  • Exercise. I can not emphasize how vital a workout is. Burning calories release endorphins which aides in boosting your happy mood. 30 minutes a day is all that's needed to feel good mentally and look good physically. In return when you look good you feel good. It's a win-win situation.
  • Plan something that you could look forward to. Whether it's a dinner party, a picnic in the park, a get together with family or friends.
  • De-clutter your life. Out with the old and in with the new. Regardless if it's people or things. Clutter effects our way of thinking. It's baggage that weighs us down. The less clutter in your life, chances are the better your mood will be.
  • Always remember that someone somewhere is thinking of you and wishes you only the best. They might not share this with you for one reason or another, but relish those feel good moments.
  • Write a letter to your funk. When we write things down and empty our mind, our spirits get lifted which in fact, could get you over a funk.
  • If all else fails I suggest getting drunk to get rid of your funk. Granted it might be temporary, but hopefully you will have a good time.

Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

Disclaimer: Only a medical professional could supply an accurate diagnosis.

If your mood is a daily occurrence and doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon a visit to your doc is probably in order.

Side note: To all my amazing friends and family who have ever been in a funk...I wish for you more sunshine-filled days and less funky ones.

You are awesome and that someone who is sending you feel good vibes is most likely me! Keep on shining!

Message To The Funk

Have you ever experienced a funk?

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© 2012 Linda Bilyeu

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thanks Y'all for sharing your tips on how to get over a funk!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very nice and effective.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I just came back to reread your Hub. Love your ideas! Did you ever read mine on how I overcome sadness??? Reminds me of your Hub. I just get busy and listen to the BeeGees!

      I'm sharing this again,

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      Dana Strang 4 years ago from Ohio

      Been in a funky funk that has me feeling like a pile of junk. This hub came to mind. It helps to refresh my mind on how to get the rest of me feeling fabulous. Thanks for spreading the sun. :)

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      wabash annie 4 years ago from Colorado Front Range

      Loved the funky hub! Often, when a season changes to another, I have 'funk' feelings (like now) so will try a couple of your suggestions. Thanks much.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi LoveDoc, It all depends how much you drink and who your drinking buddy is...you never know. This is what I've been told :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Lisa, Retail therapy is great for a funk...just be careful about overspending because that could cause a deeper funk!

      Healthwealthmusic, I'm glad you are OK and able to share your story. You will bounce back. You are woman, hear us roar!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Mary, Michelle, Daisy ... May you rarely have a funk! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      My thoughts exactly. This hub serves as a de-funker 24/7. There is never a fee, so stop by anytime!:)

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      Ruth R. Martin 4 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      I'm in one now - but thanks to your hub, I had to smile! I know what caused my funk, (I got my car rear-ended), so I'm hopin that I can also get over it soon.... just hard to build up my self confidence and trust again.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      I don't think I ever have to worry about getting over a funk again! These ideas are great. I have to admit that my favorite de-funker is "retail therapy"... need I say more? LOL Love it Linda! Thumbs up and shared. ♥♥

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      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (List Diva),

      I came back to read your great Hub again. Your list Hubs are so much fun to read!

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for the tips on getting defunked, Linda. We can use all of these everyday, and it strikes at the worst of times! Thanks for sharing!

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      Mary Craig 4 years ago from New York

      Sometimes we live in funytown...you've led the way out! Great job.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting because let's face it who else would write about funk.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      Who could read this and still be in a funk? I rarely get that way but I now have a "defunking" tool at my fingertips. Great writing and great ideas for solving the problem. :-)

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Mike, Martie, Jordan, Mary ... Wishing you all many funk-free days! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      I have been in a funk for over a week due to circumstances beyond my control. I really needed to read this Hub today. Thanks, my friend.

      I voted it UP, etc. will share Pin and Tweet.

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      Jordanwalker39 4 years ago from GA

      I will beat the funk!! haha. Great hub!

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Linda, this hub of yours is still hitting me for a 6 :))

      Hilarious!

      So this one will be shared by me on your special day... :))

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      Mike Robbers 4 years ago from London

      "How to get de-funked" lol !! what an unusual & funny topic :)

      Even if I'm in a funk mood at the moment I will not follow your great tips :P

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Richard my funky friend, you could sure bring anyone out of a funk with your comments! :)

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      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      It's Dr. Linda Funkenstein!

      When you're low and hate the day

      It's doctor Linda to pave the way

      to brighter smiles to feel alive

      great advice from Sunshine625

      Another great hub! : )

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Julie DeNeen ~ Docmo ~ Lovedoctor926 ~ tjdavis!

      Thank you for your witty, wonderful and funky comments!:)

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Okay, I am listening to this song again! This is too funny! Now I know where to come to whenever I have the blues.

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      If this song doesn't get those in a funk out of their funk, then I don't know what will! Lol. Sunshine, you are a trip! I don't get in a funk too often and when I do it doesn't last too long. Voted up funny!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Great ideas to get out of a funk Linda.. offered in your own inimitable style. I am in a bit of a fuk about the word 'funk'. You see when people say it is funky i'm thinking cool an jazzy as in ' wont you take me to, funky townnnnn' however, funk means low as in sunk in a funk. now how did/do we get from funk to funky? You truly are a pragmatic, people person.

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      Teresa Davis 5 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Sunshine625 thanks for the hub. I have, like everyone else, experienced Funk..I like some of the ideas you've given to get out of the funk..will be trying them..thanks!!!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      I get in a funk rather easily. You had some hilarious ideas!!! Just reading this makes me feel happy! :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Dana, Terrye, Daisy, Rasta ... Thank you for stopping by and checking out how to get defunked from a case of the funk! You comments are appreciated!

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      Marvin Parke 5 years ago from Jamaica

      I always thought that the funk was a good thing. It is always nice to get different perceptions.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda (Sunshine),

      I came back for a second read of your great article. Thanks for the funk avoidance tips.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      That is some seriously funky advice, Miss Sunshine, and in a good way! :) I'll remember this for the next time Mr. Funk comes knocking on my door. :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I agree Jason! Kick a funk to the curb. Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Thank you for your kind comment:)

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      Jason Marovich 5 years ago from United States

      After reading this, I'm officially de-funked. Dwelling on matters that make us depressed does no one any good. Funk is contagious! Just like Sunshine's positive spirit is contagious. I choose the latter.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Christy, Sue and Sam! Wishing you all a funk-free day, week, month and year!:))

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      sam209 5 years ago

      Had to stop by this one again and get over a funk! Thanks Sunshine!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Linda,

      I blame my funky moods on my hormones. Especially, when I start crying for now reason at all. Bookmarking this one. :)

      Voted up up and away!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Great hub Sunshine! You are a ray of light when days are funky and dark. Good mix of funny and also true tips here. I also like the two songs, classic!!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Sam, Good for you to take a well deserved vacation and to enjoy it is even better!:)

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      sam209 5 years ago

      Hey there Sunshine! This is a very good hub! I love the way you wrote it! I was in a funk before taking a vacation away from work. Now I'm feeling great! I needed that break! I may have to come back and read this hub again next time I'm in a funk!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi annart, I agree about grandchildren...they make us smile even when we think it's impossible to do. Excellent tonic!! I also admire billybuc and his hubs!:)

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      Ann Carr 5 years ago from SW England

      Voted up, useful and funny. Billybuc sent me your way and I love his hubs so thought I'd give yours a go! Great one here. I know exactly what you mean; I thought it was just me being moody and self-centred - glad I've got an excuse for it now! The best tonic for me? - my grandchildren. Guaranteed to get me out of any funk, no matter how deep. That said, I'm generally happy and optimistic, so I'm lucky. Thanks for a good read and some words of wisdom.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Martie, Your comment is my funking favorite of the day! You rocked it!:))

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      Sunshine625 – so it’s called a funk. Lol! Now how the funk am I going to remember this word? We call it a tizz, but no, not really, in a tizz one is simply flabbergasted and confused. I was in a tizz while I was looking for my lost keys this morning.

      Oh, I can confirm that Burnout throws you in a funk. What a horrible condition!

      “....feel totally gunk....” Oh, how I love the way you polish old words and make them shine again, Sunshine. Because of this I always enjoy reading your hubs.

      So now I know what was wrong with me yesterday – I was in a funk and totally gunk. Hahaha! At last diagnosed :)))

      Now let me funk off and pimp this funky, hubbly-bubbly hub of yours.

      By the way, I have funked all your buttons :)))

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      teaches1234, Fantastic ideas to de-funk! Thank you for sharing!

      ishwaryaa22, Thank you for your comment, votes and sharing!

      cclitgirl ~ Jamie ~ Marcy ~ Zac ~ Vinaya ~ Jackie ~ ktrapp ... Thank you all for stopping by! Your fun, funky comments are appreciated!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Sunnie Day ~ Molometer ~ Stoker ~ Thank you for your funky comments!!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Cloverleaf! That's a great idea! I actually do that, but not to cold!:)

      Randomcreative, Whether you do something for yourself or someone else I find they both work the same.

      Hi Nell Rose, Your de-funk day sounds like a LOT of FUN!!:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Fulloflovesites, I'm glad I was able to help!

      Alocsin, I don't think window shopping qualifies as retail therapy, but it's worth a try. Thank you for the idea!:)

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You got this right but when you are at bottom there is no way but up. See your up is at 100! Congratulations!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      The picture for your hub caught my attention on my feed yesterday. I'm glad I remembered to come back and read it today. That was hilarious, but oh so true. Thanks for the laugh.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      very interesting lifestyle tips. I will try to apply your advice.

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      Zac828 5 years ago from England

      What a great hub, I've been in a writing funk today having written all day yesterday, hence the reading. Can't think of anything to write at all. Having read this, now I don't feel so bad: brain have a rest!

      Thanks for a great hub.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Don't let a funk take away our Sunshine! Thanks for the excellent tips on digging out of the black hole. Great hub - voted up!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Aw, nothing like a little Sunshine to brighten my day. :)

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very interesting hub on funk. You explained funk in a detailed and engaging manner. The points of de-funking are very useful. Thanks for SHARING. Useful. Vote up and socially shared.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Oh, I love the funky music and could really get out of a funk with that! Agee with your exercise tip. This helps burn calories and actually helps your mind clear. My favorite de-funk thing is watch a favorite chic-flick and have a good cry (and eat a few chocolates!). Thanks for the smile in my day.

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      Stokermm 5 years ago from Gainesville, FL

      This hub was funkin funny!! :) Next time I'm in a funk, I'll think about your great tips!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Awww.. Sunshine! I love this.. and have bookmarked for future funks! Thank you for sharing :0)

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Very useful information. I went for a walk today in the sunshine. It works wonders. I like the videos especially wild cherry. How can you be in a funkl with music like that. Voted up and useful . sharing.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Great hub! Uplifting and would get anyone out of that "funky funk"

      Hugs,

      Sunnie

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, Sunshine, I love your funky hub! lol! I was in a funk today, then I went out, got myself a hair cut and would you believe it? the sunshine came out, got hot and was well up in the 60s! I went to the park where everybody was heading to, and my oh my all the men got their shirts off to get some sun on their bodies! my funk got kicked out by the hunk! haha! great stuff, rate and shared! cheers nell

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Great tips, Linda! Sometimes doing a small thing for yourself can really help on a bad day (or week).

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      Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

      Hi Sunshine! I agree that retail therapy is a great way of getting out of a funk! I could also dunk my head in cold water and the funk would be gone :)

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I think this all happens to us once in a while. Good tips -- though I'd like to add you can get retail therapy without spending money by window shopping. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      FullOfLoveSites 5 years ago from United States

      This article will surely help many of us...

      Thanks

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Hi Billy! I can't really understand weather funks since I live in Florida. I hope your weather gets to your liking very soon!

      drbj...I enjoyed your poem a LOT!! You are so creative, but we already knew that.

      Hi Suzette and Pamela, I'm glad I was able to help you laugh and have a funky time!!

      Thank you for your comments!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This was a perfect time for me to read your hub. Most of the time I'm happy but just like everyone else when problems pile up I can get into a funk. Great advice and perfect song to cheer me up!

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is absolutely hilarious! Just reading this hub would get anyone out of a funk - I am now laughing out loud. I love all the videos - they are great! Add reading this hub to your list of funk - breakers! I am bookmarking this and reading this any day I happen to be in a funk from now on.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      If you feel that into a pit of quicksand you've sunk,

      Then just read this great hub to get rid of your funk.

      Sunshine knows that it takes more than just luck,

      To get rid of your funk so you don't say, WTF!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We in Washington suffer from permanent funk due to the continual cloudiness and rain. I need to share this with some friends who can't climb out of their funk...great job as always!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Thank you for all of your witty, thoughtful, inspiring and de-funkable comments!!! :)

      Daisy Mariposa

      Poetic Fool

      Tammyswallow

      Jeannieinabottle

      Sinea Pies

      Cardisa

      fpherj48

      tsmog

      geegee47

      VeronicaFarkas

      Ardie

      Ruchira

      Cogerson

      Rolly A Chabot

      Victoria Lynn

      Sally's Trove

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      Sherri 5 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Love the how to get de-funked tips, and also the engaging, spicy, dicey, writing. Not so sure about Wild Cherry, though. :) Voted up!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      What the funk! Even Sunshine gets in a funk, huh? haha. Gave you all the votes on this one. I have tried several of your suggestions. Awesome hub, Sunshine!

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      We all have them, wonderful read.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

      Very nicely done....I seem to get in hubpages funks more and more recently....I got into one after I published 100 hubs....then hit a new one when I crossed 100K views....maybe I should not get any more accolades and then I can stay away from funks....but if I do, you have offered up some wonderful ideas to get out of them...hopefully you followed some of the advice you offered as you get over your 30/30 challenge...voted up and awesome.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Love the wild cherries!

      I am usually funky on friday evenings...lol

      but if i want to get funky during weekdays..I usually toss my head and laugh out loud...hahahha.

      Now, will play this music and laugh...lol

      gosh...my above comments and music of wildcherries is already making me funky :))

      voted up as awesome!!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      I was reading this and realizing I am in a funk more often than not. I was sorta getting down about it...as I tend to be rather moody (even if it doesn't show in my interactions online). Then I came across the line in a funk just get drunk! I laughed like an idiot and now I feel much better hahah Thanks SS...you're always good for a laugh.

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      Veronica Roberts 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

      You should add "READ THIS HUB OVER & OVER AGAIN!" as another way to "de-funk"!! ;)

      I definitely need to declutter some things in my life! Funks... well, they stink!

      Great advice. I love your positive attitude!!

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      geegee77 5 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

      Thank you so much for writing this hub Sunshine, I think that I'm in a serious funk right now, and your hub has really helped me. I have begun spring cleaning, and getting rid of clutter and it really does help my mood, I agree the weather has a lot to do with moods, lately it's been so cloudy and gloomy here, we haven't seen the sun in days. Sunshine always puts me in a better mood!! Loved it and get ready for my next hub!!! :) ge

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Jumping up dancing, rocking out, I did the funk walk once more. Grinning from ear to ear moving to the tune of funk now gone I giggled seeing the neighbor kid watching me through the office window. Thank you for the well written hub. Liberating, setting the mood for the last day of work for this week. I am empowered. Who knows, my co-workers may just call the guys in the white coats today - smile.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Sunshine

      Did I ever say....

      That sometimes, you make my day?

      If not, I am now.

      This hub about "funk,"

      is great and that ain't no bunk

      It's got quite a "POW!"

      Thank you dear friend

      for helping me to see that

      All FUNK has an end!

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      Since I overcame depression I haven't really been in a funk. I try not to let stuff get me down. I may feel bad about something but because of what I have been through I try my best to get pass the feeling.

      thanks for sharing this. Vet useful.

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      "Retail therapy"(I had no idea it had such a clinical term!) or petting my dog seems to help. Thanksfully, I don't experience funks often. Voted up!

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Thanks for writing this hub. I've been feeling a little funky lately myself... and not funky in a let's get down and dance funky kind of way either. Cute hub and voted up! :-)

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      What a great hub, especially on a chilly winter day of cabin fever. I LOVE the suggestion of retail therapy! I don't need much encouragement to go shopping. Thanks for this bright ray of Sunshine! Your hubs always brighten my day!

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      Poetic Fool 5 years ago

      Awesome hub, Linda! We've all been there many times. Whether we call it a funk, or the blues, or just being down it is important to recognize it for what it is. Sometimes though circumstances can conspire to turn a funk into depression. Your hub provides a lot of good suggestions to keep that from happening. Thanks for sharing the sunshine! Voted up and awesome.

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      Daisy Mariposa 5 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Linda,

      Thanks for publishing this article. Reading it will surely get anyone out of a funk.

      I loved your use of humor to get your points across. Geat job!