Funkytown: Just Passing Through

I’ve been working really hard this past year to combat mild depression and anxiety by adhering to a self-care routine that includes healthy eating, exercise, yoga, meditation, minimalism and a creative outlet. These lifestyle changes have made a big difference in my outlook on life, and have essentially changed my life.  I’m more present and less regretful or anxious about the past or the future. But I am not without moments that I veer off my positive path and into Funkytown.
Sometimes, a thought may trigger a past situation or I might get caught up in the “what ifs” ahead. My glorious, soul quenching summer is coming to an end and I’ll soon be back at work, waking up to the cold, dark mornings (yuck)!
I could easily dwell on these things and get myself into a funk. But I’ve been to Funkytown and I don’t like it! So I’ve decided that I don’t need to stop in Funkytown, I can just pass through. I can notice my feelings, but I don’t have to dwell on them, and I have developed the coping skills to help me do just that!
I’ve found that just being out in nature helps me get out of an imminent funk and that my overall self-care routine keeps me focused on the present on a daily basis. The more I practice, the easier and more natural this becomes.
Have you developed a self-care routine? If not, it’s never too late and it doesn’t have to take a lot of time! My (almost) daily meditation and journaling take about 15 minutes. You can listen to a guided 5 minute meditation in my last post:
I would love to hear about your self-care routine!
Thanks for reading!  Please comment and share freely.

11 thoughts on “Funkytown: Just Passing Through

  1. I recently had a great conversation with a family member. Her words really helped me. Starting to back a bag ( or leave a bag) out of Funkytown myself!


  2. So glad you’re doing better 🙂 I too have blogged about how I’ve found yoga and mindfulness have really helped me. I also write 750 words a day, which no one ever reads but is my little bit of therapy to work through all my stuck thoughts. Thank you for sharing and take care 🙂


    • Thank you Jade. Writing, yoga and meditation are very helpful. It helps me process things when I write too. I signed up for your blog. 🙂 Your travels and experiences sound very exciting! Sounds like you are really following your passions! Good luck and be well.

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