Has the busyness of the season gotten you in a funk? I know it has with me. I have not been doing a very good job of keeping things in perspective and maintaining a healthy, positive attitude.
Definition of funk: feeling overwhelmed, discouraged, or depressed; having a negative attitude; thinking disempowering thoughts; not treating your loved ones with your best kindness
Of course this isn’t helped by the fact that we’ve probably over committed a little bit this month.
Claudia and I were just talking through all the things we have going on right now. And, even though our commitments are all good things like spending time with friends, buying gifts for loved ones, and saving two children in SE Asia, it’s a lot.
However, we realized we’re the ones in control of our schedule and our attitude.
I know we’re not the only ones facing this. Most people I talk to have a ton going on this time of the year.
Therefore, I decided I’m not about to use our busyness as an excuse for a poor attitude.
How to de-funk
Here’s one of the things that has really helped me get out of this negative cloud of a funk.
I setup random reminders on my phone for inspirational things I want to remember.
These are some of my reminders:
- I believe
- I think victory. I get victory
- This is the day that the Lord has made
- You become what you think about
- God has a great plan for my life
- I am victorious
- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me
- I am confident
- Every day is a gift
- Smile at someone
- Encourage someone
- I am blessed
- Take a break
- Think of all I have to be grateful for
At first I did this right in my phone’s schedule. Everyday at 2:20, for example, I got a message saying, “I am blessed.” This worked great, but I got used to them after a bit and it became less effective.
Then, I found an app called Random Reminders. It’s designed for this sort of thing and works really well. It makes the messages completely random.
This has really helped me be more mindful of the things that are important to me. It’s helped me get out of my funk and get my attitude back in the right place.
Question: What is the state of your thoughts this Christmas season? Have you been in a funk?