So, I’ll be real with you guys. I’ve been in a major funk for the past couple of months. It’s been rough.
I’m the type of person who allows myself to have a regularly scheduled existential crisis, do some self medicating with comfort food, binge watching, and retail therapy. Then after a couple of days I can usually pick myself back up and keep on keeping on.
But for some reason this particular funk has been hard to shake. I’ve been trying all the things to help me feel better, but none of my usual coping strategies have worked.
I started seeking help through tons of reading and talking with friends and starting some new daily routines, and I’m finally starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
One of my new rituals is my Book. Guys, let me tell you about my Book! One of the the ideas I had to snap out of my funk is to create something I call my Book, like The Book from Devil Wears Prada. My version of The Book is not the Holy Grail of fashion, but I think it’s just as cool.
Basically, my Book is a large Moleskin journal that I daydream in every morning. I glue on images that inspire me, and scribble out ideas and plans. Sometimes throughout the day I flip through the pages and feel so uplifted by all the images. It really does make me happy.
I told Steve it’s like a dream board, but instead of doing it once a year, I do it every single day. And I personally find it less intimidating than a traditional daily journal, which I do find value in, but the Book is just more fun. Brings me back to the days when I would decorate photo album pages with pictures and magazine clippings.
Working on my Book has become one of my favorite times of the day. It’s a sacred time and space to daydream and play and get inspired each morning, which totally changes my energy for the day ahead.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m still working through hard stuff, and the mood I end the day with might be totally different than the mood I started with 🙂 but that little hour each morning has brought me so much joy, which carries me through the more challenging hours.
Do you have any rituals you do when you’re in a funk? Or favorite ways to get inspired?