Funk Relievers

“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” –Emory Austin (Source: Online Wellness Network)

This sounds like good advice to me (as long as they are happy, uplifting songs). I also find that smiling, looking up, listing my blessings, hugging loved ones, doing a kindness for others, forgiveness of others and myself, reading uplifting books, watching comedies or uplifting movies, and being with or communicating with upbeat friends, all help to pull myself out of a funk.

I’ve also found that most negative, disempowering, envious, debilitating, and anger inducing thoughts are ego driven, and once I label them as such I’ve found it is much easier to quickly dismiss them and move on to more positive and uplifting ones rather than dwelling on the negative and re-running a series of old and negative messages my ego tends to conjure up if I let it.

With love,
Russ

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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6 Responses to Funk Relievers

  1. words of wisdom….:0) Thank you for the gentle reminder!!

  2. mindfuldiary says:

    Wise words from a wise man! Works for me too, to note the negative thoughts as just ego driven little sharks that eat everything on their way. 🙂

  3. Andrea Kelly says:

    Beautiful words of advice, Russ! The way you address sometimes delicate topics and personal faults makes them accessible – and your way with words creates a kind and supportive tone, rather than ever creating a feeling of defensiveness. You truly have the gift to teach, inspire, and encourage 🙂 Thank you!
    Andrea

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