Sometimes you have an off day. Sometimes you have an off week. Sometimes you just don't feel like yourself. Busy schedules, long days at work, cloudy skies; there's many a thing that can get you feeling like you're in a funk. I just had a whole weekend like that. I didn't want to go outside, I wasn't very hungry, I didn't really want to do anything, and I would have been content doing nothing but staring at the wall for a whole day. That's for sure not me. I let the funk get a hold of me for a few days, and then I had to hit it hard to get back in the swing of things. Here's my Feel-More-You list for when you're off and not your normal self:
When I'm feeling out of it, I usually need to get a grip with Jesus and remember what He thinks of me. I always pray for peace and rebuke whatever is around me that's not of the Lord. Some of my favorite passages to read are Hebrews 13:6, Hebrews 4:16, 1 John 4:17, and 1 John 5:14. Getcho' self some Jesus.
2. TREAT YO'SELF FOOD
Eating my favorite food or whatever I'm craving always helps me feel better. This doesn't necessarily mean I eat the double double and bacon covered-extra cheese pizza that I'm dreaming about and go crazy, I try to keep it on the healthy side because sometimes eating half of a greasy pizza and a milkshake doesn't always make me feel better. But, having a salad or a healthy snack with a bowl of Ben and Jerry's never hurt no one. When I get moody and distant with myself, My weird crave food is from Native Foods Vegan Restaurant. To each their own, *insert your weird food cravings here*.
3. CLASSIC YOU CLOTHES
Wear the most you outfit. Pick out your favorite clothes, your favorite shoes, and do your hair the way you love it. My favorite outfit is some black pants, vans high tops, a floral tank, and a comfy little jean jacket. I curl my crazy locks and grab the shimmer eye shadow, and instantly I'm feeling a little more Carlie.
4. FAVORITE STORE EXPEDITION
Making yourself get up and get out can always help you feel better. Sometimes you have to force yourself. Head to your favorite feel-good store, and even if you don't buy anything, walk around. Try on clothes you like, look at the things you're interested in, window shop, whatever does the feel-goods for you. When I'm down, I ALWAYS go to Target. Walking around Target is therapy for me. The employees probably think I'm psychotic, but it always does the trick.
5. THINGS YOU LOVE LIST
It sounds odd, but make a list of things you love. You can make a pinterest board or save pictures of your things, or just simply write a physical list of them. Sometimes I make a mood board, sometimes I make a list of the places I want to travel, sometimes I just Pinterest and pick out cute outfits. Find things that inspire you. My things are glitter shoes and wallets, red lipsticks, off-the-shoulder tops, pale pink nail polishes, heels, and makeup. You do you boo.
If you find yourself feeling down, don't fret. Give yourself a mini-vacation, and focus on Jesus, the things you love, and treat yourself to your favorites. It's a foolproof formula to feel extra you ❤