6 Ways To Shake A Mental Funk

By Patrick Banks

Posted 10 months agoGROWTH

We all have days that we’re tired, grumpy, and just can’t seem to shake off the funk that’s following us around. Some of us might attribute this to “waking up on the wrong side of the bed”, but what if this feeling lingers for a while? This, my friends, is called a “funk”.

You know how it goes: you’re tired no matter how much you sleep, you’re just flat out grumpy with everyone you encounter, and you’re sad––not even the usual corny joke can crack a smile on your face.

During times like this, one would be right to turn to a health-boosting CBD tincture because a lot of times our mental health can be heavily influenced by what we’re intaking. Plus, CBD has a natural ability to diminish some of that mental cloudiness and fatigue. While this is a great option you should explore, there is much more you can do to lift your spirits and lighten your mood. You can’t move through life in a “funk. We all know when your vibration is low and you’re emitting those vibes––you’ll get those back––you don’t want that! So, here are 10 ways to shake that mental funk and get back to being yourself! 

Change Your Diet

At the end of the day, some of us are just more successful when it comes to “eating healthy”. Here’s something that might change your opinion on the subject. Did you know that certain foods you eat can directly cause this funk? That’s right, those processed foods filled with artificial ingredients and sugars cause a spike in your blood sugar that ultimately cause you to crash. This leaves you feeling super fatigued and moody most of the time.

Obviously, you’re not always going to be successful at dodging that decadent hunk of chocolate cake, but the goal here is balance. So, make sure you’re eating all of your nutritious leafy greens, fruits, and veggies because those are going to be those essential nutrients that your body uses to boost your energy and morale.

In fact, certain foods like salmon and brown rice contain tryptophan and this compound is actually converted to serotonin later in the body. Serotonin is the chemical in your brain that has a huge impact on your mood. So, you see friends, it does pay to eat your veggies and grains!

Healing Crystals & Spirituality

Not all of us are so inclined to believe that shiny little stones can make us feel better, but believe it or not, all of these stones have their own potential. It all boils down to the science of energy, because the world, or better yet, everything around us–– is energy.

Certain crystals, like Black Tourmaline, work in a special way to soak up negative energy around you that’s bringing you down. You can also try reading some self-help spirituality books and… magic mushrooms. Finally, science has confirmed the benefits of psilocybin micordosing!

These books can help you focus on raising your vibration, and teach you how to manifest the things you want in life. This type of mindset shift can produce results you never thought possible! You can’t be stuck in a funk if your mindset is stronger than all of those bad vibes. 

Goal Planning

This can be stressful for some people because they’d rather look at what they haven’t accomplished, rather than what they have. Be an optimist and look at the glass half full! Look at all the things you have accomplished and take all of that into consideration to see how you’ll get where you want to be in life. Setting goals and reaching them is a great way to build self-confidence and lift yourself up.

Get Out Of The House

Sometimes you just need to get outside and take in some sun rays! They don’t call it the sunshine vitamin for nothing! Getting that boost of Vitamin D can instantly improve your mood because that Vitamin D releases neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, and both of these chemicals influence mood/happiness. A lot of people have been stuck indoors during quarantine, but don’t be afraid to get out and take a walk. You’ll be amazed at how much impact a little sunshine can have on your mood!

Gratitude Journal

You’d be surprised how much you can get into perspective by writing down things that you’re grateful for. This process can reduce stress, boost self-esteem, and just make you happier in general because you’re literally taking into account everything you’ve been blessed with and everything you’ve been through. Sometimes, we’re just too hard on ourselves, and we’re constantly comparing ourselves to this person or that person. There is only one you––so be proud of yourself and how far you’ve come. 

Pay It Forward

Doing something nice for someone else, you know, making a real difference in someone’s day, is a great way to get yourself out of a funk. You might be thinking, “Hey, but I’m the one who needs help”. True, but sometimes you have to help others to help yourself. How can you do this? Simple, buy a stranger lunch, or someone who is on the street and probably can’t remember their last decent meal––get creative!  Not only will you feel better about yourself, but you’ll get some good karma in the process.

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.

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