I have started writing and deleted every post I’ve tried to write for tomorrow five times now. It’s just another symptom of the funk that I have been in for a couple weeks now, I described it to one of my friends as “I feel like my excitement button is broken”. I have gotten to do some really cool things in the past couple weeks, I got to go to Toronto to attend a conference, which one of my best friends ever was also attending, I got to go to a spin class and a Pilates class, go out to dinner with friends, eat at restaurants, we’ve been really accomplishing some goals at work, I’m kind of getting promoted (it’s more of a lateral move, but there is a raise involved), and I haven’t been excited about any of it.
This is also my first full week at home, without any work travel in 5 or 6 weeks. So, I’ve decided that I am going to take this week to get out of this funk and reset my brain so that I can go into December and the holidays feeling in the spirit.
How I’m getting out of this funk:
- Nix alcohol, candy, and chocolate for the week. I may still get a baked good with my coffee out but I have fallen back into my drink every night after work/binge-eating every night routine and I know that it affects my mood in a negative way and so this week I’m going to cut it out. Except for Friday, our work Christmas party, I will be enjoying our work Christmas party.
- Exercise four days a week. Walk, use my exercise bike, do a video, it doesn’t matter, just exercise four days this week.
- Go to bed by 11pm every night. Ideally 10, but at the very latest be in bed with the lights out, and my phone down by 11pm.
- No phone after 10pm, no emails in particular. My email is one of the things that stresses me out the very most about everything. Work, personal, it doesn’t matter, they both stress me out immensely. So I want to stop checking emails at 8pm. and put my phone in general down as of 10 pm at the latest. If I am staying up I can read or watch TV (but ideally read).
- Do the dishes every night so that I wake up to a clean kitchen. Waking up to a clean kitchen is one of the best feelings in the world.
- Plan a trip. I need something to look forward to, I have flights booked home for Christmas, concert tickets for February, and a need to plan a winter escape so that I don’t loose my mind over the winter (I may book it for March or April lol, it’s still winter here then).
- Start planning what New Year’s goals I want to have for 2023.
This maybe isn’t an evergreen list of ways to get out of a funk, but it is what I am planning to do this week to try and bring my energy back up. This maybe also isn’t the most cheerful holidays post, but it felt right.
I hope you have a great week,