Sunday, July 13, 2008

I have no listing for FunkyTown.

I. Cannot. Get. Out. Of. This. Funk.

I don't know why but it's just hanging on. I feel just the overwhelming sense of blahness.

I've tried counting my blessings, reading stories about those less fortunate, volunteering at the homeless shelter, spending time with loved ones...and while all of those are good things, I just can't seem to snap out of this.

Any advice? It can be mean and tell me to quit whining if it needs to be.

29 comments:

J said...

Okay here goes.

Go outside in your backyard, run in a circle.
Stop.
Jump up and down three times.
Stop.
Shake your ass.
Stop.
Go back inside.
Watch Dirty Dancing and sing and dance when you feel the need.

If you don't won Dirty Dancing? Well, then I need your address.

J said...

OWN. I meant 'own Dirty Dancing'.

Anonymous said...

I recommend shopping therapy.
Buy yourself something pretty to wear and make Jason take you out on a date.

Allie Bear said...

When I'm in a funk I like to treat myself, I rarely do this so it makes it really special.

Go get your hair done, whether it's getting highlights or just a trim, treat yourself. Then go get a mani/pedi, I always feel better when my toenails are hooker red and have a rhinestone flower on them, do what works for you. Then after that go shopping for something for you, I don't like shopping for clothes because it just reminds me that I'm fatter than I would like so I stick with shoes but get yourself something, a book, new lipstick, or even get a massage. After a whole day of treating yourself you should feel better, I know it isn't nearly as fulfilling as volunteering or spending time with family but sometimes you need to focus on yourself and no one else and only do things that make you happy and if none of the things I suggested make you happy then insert your own things that bring you happiness.

Lisa said...

The same thing happened to me. I couldn't find any joy in anything I do. I went to the doctor and had her double my dose on my antidepressants. It is working so far.

B&K said...

I ditto what Lisa said. Often if you are already on antidepressants, something like you're experiencing indicates that your meds are no longer working and need to be adjusted. Truly. More than likely that would make you feel a LOT better. :-)

Kiki said...

Chick... Get the kids out of the house and have mind blowing, eyes rolling in the back of your head sex. That seems to work for me. :-)

Denise said...

Nope no advice here.
My life literally sucks ass, and shows no signs of letting up. So I am not one to come up with any ideas sorry.

Nen said...

i was in a funk.... until i dropped my meds. guess its just different for everyone. i also started reading this book called "created to be his helpmeet" - and it calmed a lot of my anxiety (which is toward commitment).... i guess none of that helps your funk.... but i will be praying for you!

Meagan said...

Maybe try redecorating?

Even if it's just rearranging things you already have, it might bring a fresh outlook.

That's all I've got.

Jennilu said...

We could have a "local" Blog-her happy hour one evening this week. That might get you laughing a little. Just a thought.

Soliloquy said...

I'm just getting to know you on your blog. (Which has been a delight, I might add.)

You don't know me from Adam's housecat.

But since, you put this out there, I'm gonna' ask it.

Where are you at with the Lord?

I'm NOT a Bible-banger. Not a Jesus freak.... just a normal - totally NOT PERFECT person who is getting to know God better on this journey through life.

I'd love to chat. Or just listen, if you need that.

Praying for you.

judy in ky said...

In case you don't own "Dirty Dancing" maybe you can watch "The Blues Brothers". Their antics always make me laugh.

Karen said...

No advice...in fact, move over and make room for one more in funkytown. I can't even get inspired enough to blog this week!

Angie said...

Did you read what Jennilu wrote??? She's figured you out, too. (hee hee)

Do I need to come over there?
I can't be mean. . .not on line, or in person. (Well, at least not on purpose)

I'm praying.

imgladyouasked said...

I am with who ever said shopping, not that I ever have any money to go shopping...lol!!

I know we both live in TN (I know it is a big state) but we could get together for some shopping and dinner. Girl time usually helps me get out of my funk.

B&K said...

Okay forget the meds thing.

Two words:

Patron tequila.

LOL

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

Fake it til ya make it...

I live by it...

That and pray... alot...

Jan said...

Buy new nail polish. Works for me.

Lara said...

Think of things you love to do... REALLY love. The things that bring you a huge sense of peace. For me that is getting lost in a book, or being alone in my perennial gardening. Find what brings you peace... then do it. MAKE the time for it. Let other things slide and take time for yourself.

Take St. John's Wort supplement. When I really got down a few years ago, it helped a LOT. It took a week or two to notice the improvement, but then I felt like a different person. You can get it in vitamin sections of drugstores or at health food stores.

Jana said...

Definitely check with your doctor. It may be something that is completely out of your control, like a hormone imbalance or something. I know just with the PCOS that I can becoming a raging bitch, happy the next minute, and crying the next. I'm convinced it's from the hormone imbalance the PCOS creates.

Kimberly said...

Sounds like you're doing some great stuff...I agree with the idea it might be something physical. There's a natural supplement called L-Theanine that I've been having great luck with. Might be worth researching. Vitamin B's are fab too. And exercise.

Catch me exercising and taking my vitamins? Nah...not so much. But I think I'd do better if I did.

I'm in the blah's a bit too the past couple weeks, but I figure it's normal after a miscarriage. Could really do with some hormonal balance now.

Jennifer said...

The only advice I can give, other than praying, is medication. I have been in a "funk" for a while and just realized I am going through a depression. So, I'll be going to the doctor this afternoon and getting med's. Lovely. Just lovely.

But, I'll do anything at this point to feel better and not give a crap anymore.

Betsey Booms said...

Okay, the "where are you at with the Lord" comment just made me giggle over my Lean Cuisine.

Goodness.

I know tequila isn't going to work for you because, you my dear, are a non-drinker.

And honestly while a day at the spa is awesome it usually only makes my funk dissipate for a moment.

I tend to go off my meds completely but that isn't the answer either.

I just taught myself something new to do, ahem, sewing and that did the trick for me. Especially since I'm selling my aprons...

Emma in Canada said...

Since I'm in a funk myself I'm afraid I have no advice...Sorry!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Shit. I just need to get in a car, drive up there, and get you stupid drunk.

Seriously. Send me your address.

KiKi said...

Own how you feel, just keep processing it. Go for long walk by yourself. Sit outside and just relax. And keep WRITING! You are a great writer and jottijng down some of how you feel (not on your blog, more private) might help too.

Don't be like me, shutting down and trying to carry it all on my own. Let it out, let it out!

PaintedPromise said...

well here's something different. go and spend some time with a donkey. now that will sound strange to anyone who does not know a donkey. but seriously. i mean it, really. if we were closer i would have you come on over and sit with mine. they ALWAYS make me feel better :) they have the kindest, most peaceful souls...

now i'll bet we can add a TON of people to the list of folks who think i am weird because i love my donks so much lol

sinner with a future said...

Stephanie,

I've only met you a couple of times back at your parents in NC, but reading your blogs which I just found out about this week when I found out about your book, the funk you were and sometimes are still in I can empathize. I do the same things. I try to keep busy and do all the things I'm supposed to do but it's like going through the motions with 1000 lbs on your heart. I wanted you to know you aren't alone. I know this is an old blog, but I've been reading them all and I have your book on the way. BTW, quit calling yourself fat. You are a beautiful girl.