So this is not anything like “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”, if you’ve seen the movie you know what I’m talking about.
If my picture looks weird it’s cause I was discreetly trying to take a selfie without all the folks at the park thinking I was weird and vain lol. There were only about a half a dozen people there but all elderly people who didn’t have a smart phone in sight. Yes the sun was a shining but boy was it cold brrrr
I have been in a funk this last week or so and I think I can sort of source the funk to a few things. First one is without a doubt because my daughter for the first time is thousands of miles away from us. She left on a fabulous adventure with her follow grade 7 French Immersion classmates to Quebec.
The early morning we were going to the airport I unexpectedly started to feel the tears well up in my eyes, my little girl was going to be so far away without us! She’s been away from us before but always within driving distance. I pulled myself together when we got to the airport as I wanted her to be happy and excited for the trip. I held it together UNTIL it was time for the final good-bye and my beautiful daughter hugged me tight and started to get teary herself – oh boy! We managed to get her off and going without too many more tears.
Now I think this is where the funk began. I was tired all weekend, didn’t leave the house, didn’t get my 15 minutes or more of walking, fresh air, was eating semi-crappy food you get the picture. I was missing my daughter and was anxiously awaiting an email from her on the weekend, the first chance that they were allowed to email. Well the time came and went for when the email was supposed to come and no email. I knew my daughter would have sent one so I suspected that she did a typo. The lethargy continued after this and then it was time to head to my work place outside the home.
I go to work early it’s still dark and it was a cold but clear morning. I opted for a natural energy booster drink that morning, had some healthy food to eat and got to work. The sun started to come out about 45 minutes later and it was gorgeous I took a picture from the office window.
I walked around lots at the office, I ate healthy food and come 12ish I decided that even though it was cold, the sun was shining so it was time for a walk. My earphones were plugged in to my music and off I went to a local park that had a track about 800 meters all the way around. I did this at least 3 times and walked for 30 minutes total. To say it was glorious was an understatement, I wore my sunglasses as the sun was so bright but the air was nippy so I just covered my head with my scarf.
The walk energized me, the sun warmed up my soul and eating my healthy foods again properly fueled my body. I finished the last two hours of work in a much better mood, the lethargy gone and eager to get home.
The positive energy continued and 1 hour after I got home the second expected email from the kids in Quebec arrived, we got 2 emails. She’s having a good time, but misses mom, dad the computer lol and can’t wait to come home. Warmed me to know she was having fun overall. Amazing how much our children affect us and how we can miss them so much that it we feel it to our souls. I know I know a long way around to tell you how I got into a funk and how I got my groove back. How did I get it back? The walk, the sun, healthy eating, positive thinking etc..
It’s true the small things really do matter so give yourself a break, enjoy some sunshine, have a bubble bath, or do what you need to get your groove back. I know I’m going to be wayyyy more diligent about getting my 15 minutes or more as for me it makes a big difference.
Have you gotten into a funk? What did you do about it? Feel free to share we love to hear from you!
Pssst another article to come soon sharing more tips on how we can all get our groove back