What do you do on those days when your brain feels like an old sock? How do you snap yourself out of the fog?
I was getting pretty draggy for the past few days. I know that a large part of it had to do with the fact that it had been raining for several days in a row. My SAD lamp does wonders for keeping me coherent and not crying all day, but there's still a difference between cloudy and sunny days, I find. It also didn't help that I hardly moved around and I didn't leave the house. Oh, and I was also feeling really directionless and like I didn't know what I was doing anymore, academically-speaking.
Yesterday morning, I got frustrated with all of my dragging about that I've been doing. I talked things through with my goal group, and then did the following:
1. Played my Mary Poppins record;
2. Danced around the living room;
3. Ate a bowl of dilled carrot soup;
4. Bounced on my exercise ball;
5. Had a cheerful talk with the Crazy Mommy;
6. Phoned my mother;
7. De-cluttered the living room;
8. Cooked an elaborate supper.
By the time Chris got home, I was so bouncy that I think I frightened him a little.
Today, I tried to keep up the encouraging stuff, but start getting work done. The first thing I did when I got up was finish an editing project that I've been avoiding for a week. I printed it off and it's sitting beside me, finally off my conscience. Then, I walked to the post office, picking up a healthy snack for the walk home. Now I'm going to read through one of my books from my comps list, but force myself to move around while I work (I may sit on my exercise ball for a while again).
How do you get yourself out of a funk?