I have decided to start a series where people send me questions about anything they're struggling with and I will share advice and my personal experience. Each person to ask will be anonymous. Now, let's get into the first question of this series!
Q: How do you deal with an emotional funk?
I'm currently going through an emotional funk as I write this post. Cramps are the devil.
When I got to college is when being emotional became consistent for me. College has thrown me into a swarm of emotions: Depressed, irritated, doubtful. The list goes on and on.
I think to begin to answer this question is to find out WHY you're feeling the way that you are. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel uninterested and disconnected from the world and the people around you?
9 out of 10 times we can easily change our moods, but choose not to because sometimes we just want to be dramatic. Who is going to check me if I choose to lay in bed doing absolutely nothing for hours? Who has the right to judge me if I want to listen to sad music to make myself sadder?
Now, I'm not saying that you shouldn't be able to have these kind of days. But, ask yourself this: How often are these days occurring? Sometimes I'll be experiencing so many emotions at once where I have to stop and think, Who am I right now? I'm going to share a few tips of how to catch a grip and get yourself back together!
Give Yourself More Credit
One of my closest friends asked me one day, "Why do you always go in on yourself?" Too often I beat myself up over thinking about things I could have done. Whether it be I could have gotten a higher grade on a test or I wasn't as productive as I could have been. You have to stop this mentality and remember all the amazing things you accomplish on the daily whether they're noticed by others or not. Getting out of bed is a huge step on its own! It's the small things that matter the most.
Minimize What You Take Seriously
I hate when people tell me, "It's not that deep." But, in reality they're right. Some things really aren't that deep. Taking small inconveniences too seriously just goes on to add more stress to your plate. So what if you didn't check everything off your mental to-do list today? That is just more motivation to feed off from for what you have ahead of you tomorrow.
You Won't And CAN'T Do It All
Contrary to popular belief, being the super busy doesn't always necessarily guarantee "success". Sometimes we want to be Superman or Superwoman and try to fit so much into 24 hours. Why are you slaving on your laptop at 3:25 in the morning? What are you going to gain from it? Go to sleep! Again, this is just another way to make yourself go crazy.
It's not realistic to do a 180 and go back to being 100% yourself if you're going through it. But, you can take these tips into consideration and work on getting back to the real you day by day. I personally like to start off my day by saying, "I will conquer today". It takes a bit of the load off your shoulders when you walk into things being positive. Feel better soon, love!
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