Wednesday, March 2, 2011

In a Funk

I don't know what is going on with me lately, but I just feel like I'm in a funk. It's not really that I feel sad or even unhappy. I just feel bored and unmotivated.

For example: Normally I really like working out. I especially like working with free weights. These days, I can barely motivate myself to go to the gym and if I do want to work out, I only want to run. That statement alone is crazy to me. I've never been a runner, so the fact that the only exercise I currently want to do is run is not me at all. Even the thought of upcoming bikini season isn't motivating me.

I also don't feel like doing things I normally enjoy. I think to myself, I need to work on my scrapbook, I need to take pictures, I need to edit my pictures. Sometimes I do, but most days I just don't even feel like doing my favorite activities.

I'm not sure if it's the weather and the fact I'm over winter and ready for spring to be here or if I'm just going through a phase and I'll get over it. I know with me saying I don't enjoy my normal activities that it sounds like I'm depressed and maybe I am, I just don't think that's the case.

Anyone ever go through this? If so, how did you get yourself out of the funk?


Abbie said...

You know, I really think it's the time of year. It happens to me all the time and the only thing that really pulls me out of it, is a change in the weather. Or a shopping trip for summer clothes!

Hang in there Melissa...spring's almost here:)

Newly Mrs. Cravinho said...

I was going through the same thing all last month. Honestly, for me it's just a phase. You'll pop out of it soon I hope :) Socializing with friends always helps me.

Uncork and Unwined said...

Ive definitely gone through that before. The long, cold and dreary winters here in Europe are what really bring me down. Thankfully it's just a phase and the beautiful sun perks me right back up! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

Natalia said...

I agree, it's the time of year. We're ready for winter to be over and warm spring weather to arrive. Hang in there!

Dana said...

I get those funks. Usually, what helps me is to find something new I haven't done and try it. Even if it's just a new kind of food I've never had. Whatever new idea would shake up your routine, try it!

Young and Fabulous said...

blahhh I hate when this happens! I just feel unmotivated..don't feel like going to work, working out, cooking, ANYTHING! Sometimes when I'm feeling cranky or blah, I'll go on a random drive with my boyfriend and find something random/fun to do whether it be goto a random restaurant we've never been to or go bowling..just anything spontaneous!

Also hanging out with my friends/old college roommates just to let loose and relax a bit!

Spring is coming soon my love! Then it's going to be allright!


ALW said...

I've had the blues for the past few weeks. I finally snapped out of it this week. Not sure what was going on...I think I'm just OVER winter. I hope you start feeling like yourself again soon!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

For me, I think the winter months bring the funk with them. I know around this time of the year I always feel the same way. Hang in there, spring is on the way!

Kirstin_Tedrow said...

You I have the funks all the time. I dont know I just let it pass. It sucks thats for sure. If anything I just go shop! I dont have to buy anything but to just be out sometimes pulls me out of my funk.

I also think the weather is probably playing a huge roll in your funk! I am wishing warmer and sunny weather very soon for you!

Prim said...

That happens to me every once in a while. Sometimes just taking a little mental/physical break and being lazy is good. January and March are always kind of long months for me...unpleasant weather and not much sunlight! But Spring is right around the corner :)

Emily said...

I go through funks every once in a while. I hate them!! They always go away after a little bit thankfully. Once spring starts to get closer hopefully you'll start feeling better.

Anonymous said...

This happens to me all the time! Yes, weather plays a factor, but so does life in general.

I just put a smile on my face and power through. You may not want to go to the gym, but do it anyway, even if you are only running. Just keep pushing through it. If you don't, you run the risk of sinking deeper into your funk. I did that once and wound up with full on depression. :(

It sucks, and I"m sorry you are going through a down spout, but if you can just keep going, you will get out of it sooner and be back to your happy self.

Good luck!