I’ve been feeling a bit low lately. There are a few circumstances at the moment that are making life hard, but all of them are out of my control.
When I feel down, I lack the motivation to do anything. And then I feel overwhelmed because there is so much to do, which makes me feel more down!
It’s a horrible cycle.
I think wives/mums are often the thermostat for the household – we set the temperature or the “atmosphere” in our homes, and everyone else seems to just go along with it in a way. Or perhaps they are reacting to it.
For this reason, I am trying to make an effort to not be so weighed down by the hard things.
I can’t pretend away my situation, but I can change my attitude to the situation.
Here are some things I’ve been finding helpful:
- Worship Music. Listening to Jesus-centred worship music puts my focus back where it should be. When I lift my eyes, I lift my mood.
- Getting Outside. Thankfully, the weather has been warming up a bit, so the kids and I have been getting outside lots and just enjoying the sunshine. Good old vitamin D.
- Hugs. Long, “I’m not letting you go and you can’t make me” hugs with my husband. Quick, drive-by hugs with the kids (they have important things to get to, you know 😉 ).
What do you do to get yourself out of a funk? I’m wide open to suggestions!