I love a good routine. It’s practical. It’s fool-proof. It’s predictable. Get up, wash your face, brush your teeth, shower, get dressed, head to school, go to practice, come home, watch TV, eat dinner, do homework, go to bed. Repeat. What’s not to love about knowing what you have to do, when you have to do it, and doing it every single day? While following a set schedule (almost) guarantees you won’t miss a commitment, it’ll also guarantee you’ll miss something else–the joy and excitement of living life!
Some people say, “variety is the spice of life,” and who wants to live a bland, seasoned-less existence? Some of the best things in life happen when we step outside of our comfort zones and add some zest. And in order to live a
little lot, you need to make some changes. Now I know what you’re thinking: “that’s easier said than done.” And you’re right! Sometimes living a monotonous life can be challenging to even recognize, let alone break. You feel like you’re stuck in a rut or in a funk (and not the good kind, either). Like you have to do the same thing every single day, but the reality is that doing so is chipping away at a precious gift: you. Well I’m here to tell you that you aren’t required to do the same thing every day. Get up, get out, and live life colorfully, spontaneously, fully, and thoughtfully!
If you’re feeling funky, here are some starting points to help you get (un)funkdafied:
Be honest. Acknowledge your feelings and don’t be so hard on yourself. Funks come and go, but you have to figure out which funk is worth holding onto.
Exercise patience and hope. I strongly believe we are all placed in a situation and place for a certain reason and season. Have faith that whatever you’re experiencing is only preparing you for the next chapter of your life.
Try something new. Make an effort and set aside some time (and money) to live life to its fullest. Whatever you hope to do, make a list and start small. Try to check off one thing each month, each week, and, eventually, each day.
Whether you’re a creature of habit (or nah), let this be the one thing you do stick to: let go and let flow. If you are honest with yourself and your loved ones, exercise patience and optimism, and put in some effort, you’ll be (un)funkdafied in no time! No matter what, trust the process and let the now flavorful pieces of your life fall effortlessly into place.