Wednesday, April 25, 2012

So, Here's the Deal

So, here's the deal.
I've been in a slump. A funk. Small depression. Grumpy/moody. Call it what you will. I know we've all been there. I know we all go through it.
Then I got sick on top of that. So, basically, I was totally wiped out. Like slept 72 hours straight wiped out. And this morning, thought I'm physically feeling better, I still didn't want to get out of bed. I honestly just wanted to sleep for about another 24 hours.
Being like this doesn't in any way make me happy. In actuality, it's a viscous cycle where I just end up feeling worse about myself. I feel like I'm failing myself and David and the kids. And why can't I just get my ass in gear and be happy and motivated like everyone else.
So, I'm trying. I'm up and dressed and bathed and at work today. That's a start.
But mentally, I'm still bogged down and overloaded with all these negative emotions and I'm feeling uninspired and unmotivated. Just the smallest task seems so daunting.
I know I will snap out of it before long. It's just one of those moments in life when everything that could go wrong – does. Normally I'm the worlds best at managing our finances and this month, money is tight. The kids seem to want to act up no matter what we do. The wedding is quickly approaching and the 'to do' list is still a mile long. There is never any time for David and I to connect as a couple. The list could go on and on.

So, I'm trying to break out of the funk. I'm trying to think positive. And get motivated. I just want to start feeling more like 'me' again, if that makes any sense.

I know each and every one of you has been through this. Throw me some ideas and suggestions to get myself back on track and motivated!


  1. HUGS!! Hope you feel better - physically, and mentally <3

  2. Oh, yeah, those funks suck. If you're able, take a day off to just do relaxing things. I know you just had 'days off' for being sick, but those don't really count. Stay in your PJs, read a good book, watch silly Lifetime television, eat chips & salsa as a meal, etc. And then tomorrow you'll wake up refreshed, having gotten the funk out of your system. This is what works for me, at least.

    If that's not an option, and you really want to tackle the to-do list, stick to the smaller items on it that can be more quickly/easily completed. You can get them crossed off without feeling overwhelmed by the big to-do items.

  3. It seems like that feeling has been an ugly virus spreading to a lot of amazing bloggers. Over the last few weeks, I've been feeling the same way.

    Know what I did? I just took a step back & took a mini blog-cation. Basically I didn't blog if I wasn't feeling it. When I wasn't feeling it, I tried to do another activity that I enjoyed (which was playing games with my mister). I know y'all are on a very busy schedule, but maybe a family fun night of board games or whatever thing you enjoy could be just the trick. Whatever you do, just make sure that it takes your mind completely off of the things stressing you out. If you can't make time for something like that, then I suggest taking a book (fun reading only!) & read it during your breaks/lunches/down time. Any escape can help out.

  4. As someone who has depressionI go through this frequently.

    Some sunshine, good music and the open road usually help me a fair bit! I always find belting out a tune at the top of my lungs sends those endorphins my way.

    Failing that, do something for yourself that you consider a luxury. Massage? Buy a new book? Shopping spree? Even if you don't feel you can justify the money its medicine remember!