no booze, no drugs, get enough sleep every night, regular aerobic exercise...stop beating yourself up, try to be nice to yourself once in a while, have some fun, give yourself a treat...run home to mother for a week
I laugh at myself and pray!!!
I stay up late, watch stand up comedy, listen to good music,. eat chocolate, and answer random questions on the internet.
Go to bed.. get some sleep and remember how lucky I am.. keep reminding myself how much I have and how little other people have.
I can agree, at least understand, all comments above. I deal with chronic, severe, multiple issues.... this has been every day, over the last 30 years....
It does not matter why you got into the funk-- looking back will NOT help you move beyond this.
Make a change.... any change, many ways to change were mentioned in the above responses... Change in any way and everything else will follow... Then boom! You realize you are feeling pretty good...
How to choose what is best for you to change has to be your own well contemplated, plan. No one knows you better than you.
Figure out what might be a wise change, make lists of possibilities, rate them.. do a Change it list!
Good luck and much happiness...
Treat yourself to something special and make an actual written list of everything you have to be thankful for no matter how small.
I'm with some of the others. Too much still-time and too much time online put me into a depressive funk. I don't leave my loft on account of agoraphobia, but I -do- talk to my friends on the phone and on Skype to get myself out of a ****** mood. It really does help to actually talk to someone rather than interact with them online.
part of my problem when i get in a funk is i don't leave the house unless i need to. but i try to do something to break my routines (like walk my dog earlier/later, draw, play an old video game, etc) in order to break the funk. I also try to combat the source. When I'm depressed about dating problems or things not going my way and i'm not ready to confront my problems, I'll play Harvest Moon (dating/life sim).it satisfies my desire for control that i lack in real life. it's also cute but strategic and i get so absorbed i stop being depressed, then later i'm able to face my problems head on.
I lounge around for a bit, then shower and make myself up..Looking pretty helps me feel good. I'll also listen to my favorite music or cook something. Reaching out to others also help rid of the depressive, funk vibes when they decide to make my day crummy.
Wiggle your toes. Try it.
I've been in one for the past couple weeks now, it's been quite the struggle. I've written in my journal how I've been fighting every day. Making sure to keep in mind it's just a mood thing right now, making sure to get myself outside, making sure not to do the self destructive things I tend to do in this mood. I distract my brain a lot. Books, movies, work. I hope it finally lets up for you soon. I was forcing myself to dance during one of the depressive funks. I'd just go to my room, put some headphones on, close the door and just dance. It seemed to help. What with the release of endorphines.
Go back to when you were happy, and really evaluate what's making you depressed, and figure out how to fix it.
By getting funkn impressive... don't dwell on negatives...
Strut your stuff down the street!
Learn. You'll never regret it. Play live. It's better than sex, and can occur far more frequently if you're single