Breaking Out of A Funk

I hope you all had a great Dr. Martin Luther King weekend.  I feel like I haven’t talked to you guys much since the New Year.  I planned on hitting the ground running for 2018 but that didn’t happen.  I don’t know what happened but I’ve been in a deep funk since Christmas.  I haven’t been wanting to get dressed or leave the house.  I did go to the gym only because I felt it was acceptable to look like I just rolled out of the bed.  I’ve managed to look presentable about 3 times since Christmas.  I haven’t taken pictures of me or the girls since before Christmas.  This was a feeling that I wasn’t used to.  I’m usually always ON.  I’m thinking that I was just burned out. This phase has encouraged me to change some of my plans for 2018.


Bomber jacket, Suakoko Betty | Tee, Walmart | Jeans, Target | Boots, Report (similar) | Hat, C+C

This “funk” has taught me that I need to start putting me first more often.  I’m sure we can all relate to being everything to everybody.  I was pretty good on asking for help but when the holidays came, no one was available to help.  I tried to do everything in addition to all the content I had to post.  I had no downtime.  Every waking minute was spent doing something for someone else.  I was tired.

In the words of our auntie Maxine Waters, I’m reclaiming my time.  I finally got my hair and nails done.  That did so much for my spirit you just don’t know.  I went out to an event this past Sunday with some of my blogging friends and didn’t have to rush to get home.  It felt good.

After this funk, I’ve decided that I’m going to focus more on content for us moms to help us reclaim our time. Have you ever felt like this?  What helped you come out of the “funk”.  Please share topics you would like to discuss on the blog in the comments.

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4 Comments

  • Reply MJ January 16, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Hey girl. So glad to see you back! I feel like the gray cloud on my end is finally lifting. You got this for 2018! Trina first.

  • Reply Nakia Echols January 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    You are speaking to my soul right now! I’m so happy to see that you’ve broken out of it. The little things like getting your hair and nails done can do wonders. I know exactly what you feel like. You are my friend in my head!!! Stay strong, your post helped me realize I am not alone! One day we’ll have to meet up 🙂

  • Reply Kay Taylor January 17, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    This article was exactly what I needed to hear at this very moment! I can echo a lot of what Nakia mentioned above. I have been in a funk during the holidays as well, I usually have my mom to help me with the many events, shopping, and hosting. She passed suddenly in September so I have been on autopilot since Thanksgiving! I knew I was in a funk because I too have not done much since the holidays and it’s usually the best time for me to share precious moments with my little one and other family members. I have felt really low, but I did manage to get a new haircut for the new year and it has done great things for my mood!

  • Reply Mimi January 19, 2018 at 11:17 am

    It’s always a struggle. I’m learning to be easy on myself. This week I was just trying to get in a groove and make some things happen. I think the key is rolling with the punches knowing that some weeks we will kill it and others we’ll be lucky to make it out of bed.

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