My method for moving out of a funk

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I gotta tell you….I’ve been in a serious funk lately.

Not just a one or two days of feeling a bit blue.

This has been going on for WEEKS!

It started with an eye twitch earlier this month that lasted for 9 DAYS! It was maddening.

Around the same time I started not sleeping well, having crazy dreams and waking up with my mind racing around 2 am.

I could barely crawl out of bed in the morning (after hitting the snooze so often my alarm clock gives up it’s job of alarming me).

And, I hadn’t been able to take Sky on her usual morning walks (because I’m an hour behind schedule almost every morning).

I have been feeling totally wiped, weak and completely unmotivated, uninterested and out of it.

It’s been terrible!

Of course I immediately started wracking my brain as to what it could be.

I utilized all my usual remedies….loading up on my green veggies, drinking loads of water, enjoying herbal teas, taking my supplements and even experimenting with increasing my magnesium intake.

Nothing worked!

Then, on Friday morning I tried something totally new.

I didn’t turn on NPR and listen to the news like I do every morning.

Instead, I turned on my Spotify channel that has fun, undeniably upbeat, mood boosting music on it.

Songs like Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves and Footloose by Kenny Loggins. And, my most recent favorite, Shut Up and Dance by Walk the Moon.

Music that you just can’t help but DANCE to. Kind like this….

And, that’s when it happened.

I had a morning dance party….just me and the dog.

I literally danced and sang my way through the morning. In the shower, while blow drying my hair, getting dressed and making breakfast. (Sky hid under the bed embarrassed by the scene).

So, I did it again the next morning. And the morning after that.

Guess what? My funk has pretty much gotten up and danced away!

Just think….if everyone had a mini dance party before they left for work we would have more energy, be happier and healthier.

I’m sure of it!

So, tomorrow morning, bring on your best moves and have a little dance party.

I know I will be! Join me.

Happy dancing and shimmy shaking!

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10 Responses to My method for moving out of a funk

  1. Kristen March 30, 2015 at 8:50 am #

    You rock Tanya! What a great idea!!!

    • Tanya McCausland
      Tanya McCausland March 30, 2015 at 11:03 am #

      Thanks Kristen! This funk has been going around and we need to give it a swift kick outta here 🙂

  2. Denise Madland March 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm #

    I love it! You inspired me (dancing at my stand up desk while at work) whoo hoo!

    • Tanya McCausland
      Tanya McCausland March 30, 2015 at 1:27 pm #

      Nice Denise!!!! I think I gotta get me one of those 🙂

  3. Carla March 30, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    It’s all in your state of mind!

    • Tanya McCausland
      Tanya McCausland March 30, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

      You’re absolutely right Carla!

  4. Diana March 31, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    Great idea! I am going to have my own this morning with my cat!

    • Tanya McCausland
      Tanya McCausland March 31, 2015 at 9:52 am #

      Let me know if your cat is as embarrassed as my dog is by this morning routine 🙂

  5. becky smith April 1, 2015 at 1:59 am #

    Tanya,
    I’ve been dancing daily (am) for years. Moving to music touches my soul and reminds me how alive and fun it is in the Very NOW moment.

    • Tanya McCausland
      Tanya McCausland April 1, 2015 at 11:02 am #

      Becky, that’s awesome! As an experienced morning dancer maybe you should share a video as well 🙂

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