Have you ever had a bad week? Like nothing is going your way, right? Does it put you in a funk? If so, how do you recover from a bad week?
If you had not guessed it already, I had a bad week last week. My stress was going into overtime for me.
It really started two weeks ago when my youngest started teething. I start to get in a funk when I don’t sleep well and I was up a lot with him. Then over Labor Day weekend my daughter and I got sick. Nothing major, just allergy and sinus related. It may have actually been a virus, because on Labor Day my middle child got it too. All Labor Day there was a lot of cuddling, sleeping, and just taking it easy for the kids and I.
I don’t know about you, but sickness stresses me out. I could not enjoy my cuddling, taking it easy time. Everything just piles up when we get sick and my list just gets longer. So now, on top of not sleeping well, and being sick, nothing is getting done.
All of this put me in a funky, BAD mood. It didn’t help that it was also that time of the month for me. That subject is a whole other issue. Being in this funk really got in my head. I didn’t want to do anything but pout and be angry. If you read my post last week, 44 Odd Things About Me, I mentioned that anger is something I struggle with.
So this last week, I didn’t get any thing accomplished. I fought with Michael. I was short and snippy with the kids. I stressed myself out. I didn’t even read my bible. It was just a week!
Do you see that pattern though? I… I… I…
I didn’t see it until I was finally talking it out with Michael the other night. I put myself in that funk. I made my week that way. I can’t control everything, like getting sick, my youngest teething, and only have so many hours in the day. But, I can control me. I can control my actions, reactions, and activities. I let everything that was going on effect me negatively. I was being pessimistic. I only focused on the bad and I let it bring me down.
The sad part is that it took me all week to see what I was doing. I have to constantly remind myself that I only can control me and my actions. My actions can effect other thought. I do not want to be the negative person that everyone avoids.
So, how am I recovering from my funk? I am forcing myself out of it. Trust me, this is easier said than done. I have to just get started again. It is hard. I am still in that funk. At least though I am seeing the positive side. Usually once I get a couple of big things accomplished then that funk goes away.