The last few days (today, in particular) have been pretty draining. I won’t bore you with details as to why. Instead, let me tell you about how I got myself out of this funk today.
The first thing I did was pop Pitch Perfect in the DVD player. I love this movie. I wish I could live inside it.
I was still feeling a little overwhelmed, so I got out of the apartment. I actually love running errands, so that’s what I did. I didn’t actually have any errands that needed to be run, but that was beside the point hahah. The entire time I was out, I listened to Hanson. Their music never fails to put me in a good mood. And it’s so much fun to sing along to.
My last stop of the night (and last attempt at a pick-me-up) was the gym. I haven’t been doing very well with working out lately. My clothes all fit just fine, so I haven’t seen the need. Well, tonight changed that. I spent 30 minutes on the treadmill. That was my entire workout. And I felt SO much better after it. Why is it that I always forget how great I feel when I exercise? That whole “exercise releases endorphins” thing is not a joke.
I don’t feel the need to be in the gym every day, but I need to make sure I’m active on a more regular basis. Next time I feel a funk coming on, I’m lacing up my sneakers and heading out. Whether it’s a Body Pump or Zumba class, walking the bridge, or strolling along the beach, exercise is a fantastic way to regroup, refocus, and get happy.
How do you pull yourself out of a funk?
What are your go-to “good mood” movies/music?