When I started this blog, it was to talk about my weight loss and sharing workouts, recipes and resources to help support others in their weight loss journey. The blog has become part of my life, and like my life, it moves and changes with me. As I got into running, I started blogging more about running. Occasionally I throw in some fashion posts and share pieces of my life, cuz why not? My long time blog readers are my tribe, a community. I love sharing my life with them, so at times I feel called to share something a little more personal and that is what today’s post is about. None of us are perfect, we are all vulnerable and have struggles, and I am no different.
Have you ever had a tough moment in life; times where you don’t feel like yourself? Lately, I’ve been in one of those. Unfortunately it has lasted longer than a moment. I have good days and I have bad. At times there seem to be more discouraging days than good.
Overwhelm is real, and I find myself feeling like I can’t seem to move forward. Some of these feelings are entrepreneur struggles; trying to create and do a lot of things single handedly is not easy. The other part of it is some personal things I am dealing with. It’s disappointing because I feel like I have so many great things in my life, but they get overshadowed by sadness.
It’s okay to feel sad, but if you let it consume you and rule your life, especially when we have so much to be grateful for. Naturally, I am a happy and upbeat person who finds a lot of joy in life. It’s not fun when I don’t feel like myself. When I am having a bad day or the problems feel like too much to handle, there are a handful of things that I do to get my “mojo” back and today I’m sharing 3 ways to feel like yourself again.
3 Ways to Feel Like Yourself Again
1) When in doubt, WORK IT OUT
This is my go to, especially when I am in a funk! Sweat it out! Go for a run, lift some weights, do some relaxing yoga. The endorphin rush is amazing and it also helps relieve stress & anxiety. I can’t tell you how many times a workout has made my day better or given me a different perspective on a problem.
2) Reach out to a good friend
Or family member! Sometimes just talking with someone can help so much. You don’t even have to talk about the problem. Connecting with a good friend in person or over the phone recharges you with positive energy. When you spend time with someone who knows you really well and loves and cares for you, it’s good for the soul!
3) Gratitude – appreciate your life
Take a moment to be grateful for everything that you have. Even if it is not exactly as you would like it to be, or if you are feeling frustrated with your situation, you still have so much to be grateful for. Start with appreciating the air your breathe & the fact that you get to live another day. Take a few deep breaths and fill your heart with gratitude. Remember who you are and what you stand for.
- Take a bubble bath
- Go shopping! You don’t even have to buy anything, just browse.
- Get some quality “me time” i.e.: get a massage, read a book, get a blowout, or do a fun work out
- Engage in your favorite hobby
When you don’t feel like yourself, acknowledge it.
It’s okay to be in a funk sometimes. However, don’t let yourself stay there. I’ll admit, this last time I let myself sit there way too long. Like longer than a few days long. Life is too short, and I have too much to be grateful for and too many ambitions to allow myself to stay in a funk. When you realize you don’t feel like yourself: Acknowledge it. Reclaim yourself by using one of the steps above. Go kick ass!