July 21, 2023
Big Wine Guys!! It’s me KB. Just here to announce that I’m going to get a little more intimate with you every other week. Sometimes I journal at the end of a long week to get out my feels, sometimes I write down how I can be better the next week, sometimes I toot my own horn, and sometimes I just need to give myself some grace. Being able to read it all back later is very therapeutic and I’ve decided I’m not going to gatekeep. I am going to share some of my journaling with you and maybe you can take something away from it and get to know me a little better. So KB SPILLS is what I’m calling it, and it will be here on this site for everyone to read! Without further ado, here’s where my heart was this week.
I’ve been in a real funk this week, like a really bad one. I thought it would be a good idea to take some time to slow down and brainstorm some ways to get out of my funk. It helped me so I decided to share my ideas with you all!
So here we go! Here are some of the most effective practices that I use to get out of a really bad funk:
Make some changes to your routine
I started going to bed a little earlier, said no to some social events, and just had some time alone. I’ve been going, going, going for a while now, so it was essential to slow down.
I know it’s cliche to say “self-care,” but it truly is so important. You need to figure out what self-care looks like for you – it should be different for everybody! For me, it was having a glass of wine, taking a bath, and reading a really good book. I’m currently reading “Malibu Rising” by Taylor Jenkins Reid. It’s such a perfect summer read – emotional without being too heavy.
Therapy + Meditation
I had a therapy session with one of my therapists from Hoffman and though therapy is challenging, it is so worth it. Even though I’ve been in a rough patch, I’ve been able to see the benefits from all the therapy I’ve done in my life. It feels so rewarding. At some points during your therapy sessions it can feel like, “Is this even helping?” trust me, push through. Do the work, apply the change, and you will see the results!
Getting your body moving is an excellent way to get yourself out of a bad mood. Go for a sunset walk, do a workout, take a dance class, or do anything to get yourself moving! I took a couple of different workout classes and even though it was hard, I felt energized and accomplished after it was over.
Spending time with people who bring you joy is also a beneficial way to boost your energy. If you are ever feeling alone, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and reach out to the people that love you. It does not have to be too heavy, even just a simple conversation can cheer up your day. This past Friday night I had a Zoom call with my Big Wine Guy Club and it was so fun! We spent two hours having the most honest, vulnerable conversations, and it was so lovely. It’s so important to slow down and really connect with people.
I hope this helped, or you at least took something away from my thoughts. Having a glass of wine and writing brings me joy. Love you all.