Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Funky Blues


I try to look on the bright side here on my blog, but I am not a liar and today I cannot hide my totally bummy mood. No doubt about it, I am feeling the blues.

Have you ever felt that way and can't actually pinpoint what it is...or maybe you can pinpoint it but you just don't want to? Well that's me today.

It could be my writing, it could be personal. Whatever it is, I'm over it already! I hate feeling this way. 

Have you ever been in a funk and don't really know why? What do you do to smack some happiness into your bummed out self?

30 comments:

Rain Laaman said...

Yes.
I just thank God for all he's given me and try not to let my mood rule my life.
I've definitely used the "depressed stance" before though.

A.E. Martin said...

I definitely know the feeling and knowing what has been putting me in a funk makes it even worse because I can't shake it sometimes! There are days when there's so much I could do but I don't feel like doing anything at all...I just have to let the funk run its course.

Sending you some cheer!

Freya Morris said...

Hi Deana,

For a bit of fun - I've tagged you on the Lucky Seven Meme:
http://freyamorris.blogspot.com/2012/03/lucky-seven-meme.html

Jenna Walker said...

I have to admit that rarely happens to me, but when it does it's infuriating. I find that kicking myself in the rear and getting out to do something productive generally shakes it. But it's tough.

Kyra Lennon said...

Yes. It's a horrible feeling, but I can usually overcome with it a hot bubble bath and an early night. :D

Emily R. King said...

Girl, I feel you. I just got out of a two week slump. My solution: I read an awesome book. I love reading! It really improved my outlook.
So settle down with a new book you've been dying to read or pick up an old favorite and let the words take away your sorrows.
*Hugs*

Brinda said...

Oh yeah. I try to look at how lucky I am in life to get me out of it.

J. A. Bennett said...

I have so been there! Generally I need to get out of the house and figure out if there is any beauty left in the world. Then I write about it to remember how it made me feel. I hope you feel better soon!

Loree Huebner said...

I go through times when I feel blues. Writers have a lot of ups and downs, and it takes its toll...sometimes it's our writing...sometimes it's personal...sometimes it's both.

Go out and do something fun that you wouldn't normally do on a Tuesday - or something that you've been putting off - like go out to lunch with a friend or go to a movie.

You will feel better soon.

Tara Tyler said...

blogging about it usually brings encouraging comments!
cheer up, sweetie =)

you can repay others on our bad days, we all have em!

mooderino said...

chocolate.

Karen Peterson said...

I've definitely been there. I'm dealing with it now, in the best way I can.

Martin Willoughby said...

Oh yes. All I can do on days like that, today included is to let it have it's fun and when it's feeling weak, kick it in the rear and get on with life again.

Juliana L. Brandt said...

Oh heck yes. I definitely know that feeling and I usually call my sister because she always finds a way to make me laugh. Ride out the feeling, it always changes come the next day. Some days I wake up and feel inexplicably happy. I guess the blues are just the flip side of that.

We all love you, Deana! :)

Kristin Rae said...

That's a FANTASTIC comic. Perfect.

I think we all feel this way sometimes, and I'm SO sorry you're in it right now! Sometimes it helps me to do something active and get the blood flowing.

JEFritz said...

I wish there was an easy way to break out of that kind of funk. I usually try to watch something funny and do whatever I can not to think about anything sad. I hope you snap out of it soon.

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

Yes, all the time! Sometimes it's hormonal, sometimes it's writing centered (ok, most times). Get a hug from someone and know it passes. Ah, the life of an artist :)

Michael Horvath said...

I totally get that and I'm just fortunate enough to have a woman in my life that understands me and accepts me as I am, even if I get in a funk. If it lasts too long though she will kick my butt. lol

Kelley said...

Hmmm... I don't usually get bummed actually. But I find that working out gets me out of my funk if I am. :)

Jaye Robin Brown said...

Yes, I get the blahs. Sometimes the weather will do. Or an e-mail that is not the answer I wanted. Cheer up girlie - girl and think of Annie.

Jess said...

I actually had "the funky blues" today. I usually find that talking to my family or good friends--even if it's not about how I'm feeling--puts me in a better mood. And hot chocolate and a good foot soak usually help, too. Hope you're feeling more chipper soon!

Meredith said...

Ugh, feeling the blues when you can't figure out the reason why is the worst! I hope it goes away soon!

Angelina C. Hansen said...

So sorry. I hate those days. It always helps to remind myself that the feeling will pass (and if not, there's always medical help.) I try to ease the pressure off and immerse myself in reading a great novel. Listening to some of my favorite music helps, too. Eat right, take a walk, get plenty of rest. I also try to control what my thinking, not letting my mind dwell in destructive places. (((HUGS)))

Christa Desir said...

I buy GQ magazine and cut off the heads of all the male models. This seriously works every time. You're welcome. Hope you feel better.

Monica B.W. said...

When I don't know what it is, I blame it on the PMS! lol.
Hope you're feeling better now!

Deana said...

I just want to say a massive THANK YOU!!!!! You all came out in droves to give me a little TLC and it was sooooooo appreciated! I already feel so much better and I am going to do some major edits this morning and then visit some blogs to return the love. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love this blogging community!!

jamieayres said...

Glad you're feeling happier, Deana! I get that way sometimes, too . . . luckily I have a patient family and God in my life or I'd go crazy:)(And blogger buddies like you of course!!)

alexia said...

Ha, usually when I feel bad for no reason I am PMSing. Just blame your hormones. Hope you feel better!

Melodie Wright said...

I take a nap. Watch a movie or read. Then go ski or walk for a while.
Feel better soon!

Alex Villasante said...

I agree with Kelley - working out usually gets me out of my funk - but unlike her, I do get bummed out. It's just normal (especially when you're querying and getting rejected!) I say, give yourself permission to be bummed a little. It's ok to feel what you feel. Trying to tamp it down could make it bigger than it should be. I try not to beat myself up if I'm down. I just say, 'OK. Today was just a sucky day. Tomorrow will be better. Just do the best you can with today."
Good luck getting out of your funk!