If you’re feeling like you’re in a slump/a funk/a tumble (or however you wish to describe it), then we urge that you check yourself. Immediately.
This is your reminder to stop what you’re doing: whether that is sitting on your phone scrolling aimlessly and falling down a rabbit hole, eating your third packet of chips, playing all the sad songs on repeat or religiously ordering donuts through an all too convenient drive-through (guilty).
Here are 5 steps to turn that inner funk into a funky tune again.
1. Clean Out Your Fridge
Yes. We know about your fridge. Because let’s face it, we all have a moment with our fridges.
While we hope our fridges will look like Yolanda Hadid’s glass one as featured in RHOBH when we get older, the reality is that juice doesn’t last long in there and neither do avocados (R.I.P.).
A weekly purge would be ideal, but let’s face it, we’re all busy people and this is not possible.
So today, take everything out, wipe the shelves down, look at due dates and and get re-organising. You’ll feel all the better for it.
2. Write A List Of What You Want To Accomplish By The End Of The Day
We are big advocates for ‘the list.’
It doesn’t have to be long. In fact, it can just have two sentences.
Face that mountain (of clothes). Make that dentist appointment. Get that stain out of your dress. Clean out your wardrobe.
Or at the very least, just write the intention on a piece of paper to remind yourself to do it tomorrow.
3. Do Thirty Minutes Of Exercise
This one is written specifically for us. All year, we have had some strange aversion to exercise. But this ends now.
It’s time to bring some fitness routine back into our lives. Whether this is a nightly walk, yoga or a YouTube routine, this needs to happen.
Decide what time of the day will be your 30 minutes and just do it.
4. Put On A Christmas Film
There’s something about the cosy vibes of a Christmas film. They are all joy balls and must be consumed for the entire month of December.
Having it on in the background as you go about writing your lists or cleaning your fridge would work, but ideally we recommend you give it your full attention.
Start with Home Alone, move on to Love Actually and then blast The Polar Express… and keep going until your Netflix recommendations run out of ideas.
5. Get Excited For Taylor Swift’s Surprise New Album
Taylor Swift’s ninth studio album will be released tonight (Australian time) and will be the sister record to Folklore.
We cannot wait to head back into the folklorian woods with yet another (no doubt) gorgeous album from Tay Tay.
So embrace the anticipation.
And get out of the FUNK. You can do it.