How do you work your way out of an emotional funk?

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  1. Earl S. Wynn profile image78
    Earl S. Wynnposted 12 years ago

    How do you work your way out of an emotional funk?

  2. mischeviousme profile image60
    mischeviousmeposted 12 years ago

    Realize that the emotion is steeped in the past and all that matters is now.

  3. lburmaster profile image74
    lburmasterposted 12 years ago

    By recognizing the problem. Deciding what needs to be done. Then do it. The same way I fix everything else.

  4. Pamela N Red profile image84
    Pamela N Redposted 12 years ago

    Music, exercise, read a good book that helps me escape, sex...

  5. Hui (蕙) profile image60
    Hui (蕙)posted 12 years ago

    Bring up confidence inside to realize I can do it, and nothing to worry and afaid.

  6. Kathleen Cochran profile image77
    Kathleen Cochranposted 12 years ago

    Do something for someone else.  Get your focus off you.  Best of luck!

  7. tarajeyaram profile image58
    tarajeyaramposted 12 years ago

    I tell myself that I can do anything and keep telling myself positive things.  I read lots of positive books.

  8. ShyeAnne profile image86
    ShyeAnneposted 12 years ago

    Play with my dog.  Pray for peace. Count my blessings.

  9. creativebutterfly profile image61
    creativebutterflyposted 12 years ago

    I  tapping, Emotional Freedom Techniques it works every time.  Plus ask yourself the thoughts you are thinking - are they true?

  10. profile image0
    Phoebe Pikeposted 12 years ago

    I shift my perspective and simply make an active choice to be happy.

  11. GoodLady profile image91
    GoodLadyposted 12 years ago

    Time alone to have a bath, a think....a cry maybe, then some rest. 
    A new day begins and because it is new we can approach it in a new way.

    Also, it's always helpful to make a plan for a few days ahead, some nice trip or meal or movie with a friend or brother...make the calls, confirm the event, book it and get ready for it.
    Make a plan for a few days after that too; make the preps.
    It's a life line into the next phase!

  12. Ealair profile image60
    Ealairposted 12 years ago

    That fact I've realized I'm in a funk is the first step. Then I decide whether there is anything I can do or not. If not, I play some games, or something amusing and distracting, then sleep to clear my head. When I wake int he morning, if I am still in a funk, it's time to try soemthing new, literally. Learning something present too many new stumili to allow me to remain depressed.

  13. DrMikeFitz profile image61
    DrMikeFitzposted 12 years ago

    great question Earl! after expensive studies on this subject i believe emotions were created to tell us we are out of balance. P.E.A.R. our Perceptions see one side of any/all two-sided event, which yields that Emotion, (good/bad) that produces an Action that gives us a Result. since scientists have proven ALL of life is made of "frozen light", which is based as a wave/frequency which has two sides equally balanced.

    i used to write on paper "what are the benefits" to this "bad" event, person, situation. until i see both sides. sometimes one side has more smaller items to equal the larger "charge" of the event i am upset over.

  14. cobrien profile image61
    cobrienposted 12 years ago

    Yardwork. That's one of the reasons I live in Florida. I suffer from Bipolar disorder and when I get in a funk, I take the radio outside and get some exercise and sunlight.

  15. ssmith1534 profile image69
    ssmith1534posted 12 years ago

    I think it's important to make a conscious effort to take your mind off of things. Do something active to get out of the mood you're in. Be surrounded by loved ones that are encouraging. That helps a lot.

  16. sircracker profile image41
    sircrackerposted 12 years ago

    Well ive had a friend that was addicted to meth. 1 day he got out of jail & never went back to using even with everyone else around him smoking & parting i his face. i asked him how he did it? He said he wake up turn on music & that was it. he'd just listen to music all day.

    other ways
    finding something that you are passionate about & doing it
    find someone new to replace the old
    change your way of think " you think better, you'll do better "
    dont give in to the misery loves company stages
    read the bible, hell i say the fathers prayer

  17. pearpandas profile image62
    pearpandasposted 12 years ago

    Ha ha ha... I don't!  I just ignore that it is happening and then it goes away eventually.  Very unhealthy I know sad

  18. advocateforchild profile image61
    advocateforchildposted 12 years ago

    Take a step back and start taking inventory of all the things you are grateful for, that make you happy, and make you realize how fortunate you truly are. Make sure your life has an element of helping others.
    An amusing, lighthearted site that can give you some perspective is
    Look for the meme entitled First World Problems  :0)

  19. changer22 profile image60
    changer22posted 12 years ago

    You have to make a change in order to get out of an emotional funk. Whether or not you know why you are in this mental state, it is important to sit down and reevaluate things in your life. No one else can help you get out of it. You need to find the strength to figure out what needs to be changed and make the change in order to move on to bigger and better things.

  20. kingmaxler profile image61
    kingmaxlerposted 12 years ago

    Watch a feel good movie or program. Share with someone. Fill your life with positive things as much as possible. Smile when you even though you do not feel like it. Laugh. Take a walk. Don't deny that you are feeling funky: accept it, feel it, move on. Put one foot in front of the other. Sleep well. Challenge yourself. One or many of these may trigger you. Remember, you are unique and you are the only and best you in the whole world.


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