Friday, January 25, 2008

So Funk'dified....

Funky moods are all around threatening to take you out of your joyous you... your normal you. I'm no different. I've been in a funky mood for a couple of days. Not wanting to do anything, talk to anyone, and definitely not think about anything. My funk turns me into a vegetable. I let evil forces overwhelm my body without protest. I hate that. But yesterday, when the funk woke me up with a headache that Tylenol couldn't cure, I made it a point to 'get up, get out, cut the bullshit out'... as OutKast said...

The first thing I did was take a shower... so what it was 4 in the evening. I knew taking a shower and putting on some of my frankincense and myrrh body oil was gonna make me feel soooo good. Not only do I enjoy the smell, the hubby likes it; claiming I smell like incense. Not only that, I showered with a soap I made with peppermint oil. I knew those two things would take me up out of my funk. I'm one for awakening the senses. It's just something about smells and music that make me believe I can conquer the world... so of course I played Teena Marie's Out On A Limb... I was almost cured. Now I needed to please my eyes. I read Nice Dreads by Lonnice B. Bonner... I'm going to loc... starting in March...

So funk doesn't have to last forever. And those of us that know something is wrong but don't know what it is... need to find an immediate way to make ourselves feel better... or risk losing time you can never recapture....

What do you do to get outta your funk? I'd love to know... maybe I can adapt another technique for myself and vice versa.

stay peace
genesis

3 comments:

Yasmin said...

Does drinking and eating count...rotflmao j/k.
On a serious note...I take long walks...when I lived near the ocean, gulf or a lake I used to jog along these bodies of water. I love water so it would always clear my head and make me feel better...and exercise does something for the body.
I need to walk more often to reduce funk.
xoxo

Angelia... said...

Quiet time does it for me, I have what my family calls, "Shhh" days, usually three or four a year...they knew to leave me alone, allow me to sit quietly, sometimes staring out the window, or reading, simply being...I called them my rejuvenation days, I have a tendency to overextend myself so a few times a year I must go quietly in order to come back...baths, candles, wine and body oils are a huge part of my process...COOL topic!

angelia

Another Afrikan Queen said...

I feel you girl when I am in the funk I do not want anyone to say anything to me. I am like that girl in the movie "I'm gonna get you sucker" But I sooth the inner beast by reading, looking at a good drama, or listening to oldie but goodies (usually until I cry)After a good cry I am good until the next funk

HURRAY!!! Glad you decided to dread. You will love the freedom. Go for it girl

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