5 Ways To Get Out Of A Slump

Do you ever have those days where you don't want to do anything?

Recently I was in a funk, and everything felt ten times harder to do, from making my bed to working on projects I'm usually passionate about. I did a few things to shake this slump, and recommend you try them out the next time you experience something similar. 

Get off social media 

I only need 10 minutes.

How many times have we told ourselves this about time spent on social media, only to find ourselves down a rabbit hole of videos one hour later? Social media can be distraction, but it's temporary, and may cause more problems. 

We get stuck in the comparison trap and FOMO from curated feeds. This isn't what anyone needs when they're feeling down. Log off and spend that time with the people you know and love. 

Journal

When you don't have the words to say out loud, write it down. 

A journal is a safe space to get all of your thoughts and feelings out of your head. Find a quiet place, free from distractions and start writing. Whenever I do this, I feel so much better and lighter. Keep a journal for moments like this and in a few months, you'll look back and see how far you've come. 

Here's my post on 30 gratitude journal prompts.

Go for a nature walk

We all need some vitamin D.

When summer comes around I soak up as much sun (while wearing sunscreen of course) as I can. Most of the time, I have my headphones in and listen to a podcast. I'm loving, The Next Right Thing by Emily P. Freeman. Each episode is around 15 minutes and gives practical advice on decision-making. 

Now and then, and not on purpose, I go for a walk without headphones. Each time ends up being a therapeutic experience. It's just me and nature. 

Call someone you trust

Everybody needs somebody.

Sometimes all we need to get out of a slump is a familiar voice to put things into perspective. Our friends and family can be a sounding board for moments like this. Go through your contacts and call up someone you trust that will give you sound advice and comfort. 

Treat yourself

Flowers are always a good idea.

When I want to treat myself to something nice, I buy flowers. They're affordable, pretty, and give life to any room. You don't have to break the bank to treat yourself. Grab your favorite dessert, have a spa night or give yourself a manicure. Whatever makes you feel good, go for it! 


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