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Slump Busters

Do you ever just feel blah? In a slump? Not sure what to do to lift your mood? I feel ya! Every now and then I just feel like I am in a slump and need some slump busters! I assumed most people feel like this from time to time so I figured I would share my slump busters with you guys! I would love to hear yours too!

 

 

Slump Buster

 

1. Get Outside: Getting some fresh air is a must for me. I work from home so when I feel blah I try to go work on our patio or take a long walk. This always makes me feel better. Thank you Vitamin D!

2. Try a New Workout Class: Going to a new Yoga class, Barre, Spin etc is a great way to get your endorphins up and boost your mood and get a great workout in. I like to hit the gym once a week and try a new class or revisit a class I haven’t done in a while. Not only do I feel great and get my workout in but I rediscover my love for some of my classes I have missed.

3. Meet a friend for coffee: I try once a week to meet a friend or mentor for lunch or coffee. I found a new place I love nearby and it’s become quite the habit. What’s great is so many of my new friends have similar work from home type jobs or own their own businesses so it’s easy for us to meet and catch up. A little girl talk can make you feel a ton better!

4. Read a Book: Reading a new book and getting lost in someone else’s world can change your outlook and perspective. If you are having a bad day it can make it better and really get you going in a new direction. I have so many books waiting to be read on my iPad and I love when I start a new great book. Always puts me in a good mood.

5. Eat Some Superfoods: Blueberries, Spinach, Chia seeds all things that can make you feel a lot healthier and less bleh. I make a green monster smoothie every day and that has a bunch of super foods in it. No matter what as soon as I have that smoothie I feel great!

 

What is something you do to get out of a slump?

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  1. Ricci wrote:

    Love these ideas! If I’m in a slump and I’m at home I always take a few minutes to stretch really good and do my fave yoga poses. I also drink a big glass of ice water. Nothing clears my head better!!

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  2. I think everyone gets in slumps every now and then. i definitely agree that exercise and eating something healthy goes a long way.

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  3. Stacy wrote:

    I love this post and enjoyed reading it! I need to keep this list handy as winter will be here soon and slumpy days are ahead!

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  4. Nancy wrote:

    These are excellent tips!! I just recently did a post about how I put pep in my step 🙂 Would love if you checked it out!

    http://neatly-packaged.com/

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  5. Fi wrote:

    I really need to get reading some books, I have so many but I’m always too busy reading blogs to sit down and get into a really good book. I need to make the time.

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  6. Chelsea wrote:

    Love these! I also will pull out the yoga mat and get a short workout in. And if that’s not an option, a quick coffee always helps 😉

    Chelsea
    Co-Founder of Life, Love, + Coffee Stains

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  7. Shambray wrote:

    Wow. This came at a perfect time for me! Yesterday was one of the “those” days. You know the ones where nothing goes right or so it seems and it wore me out. So today I am in a slump day. Thank you for this!

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  8. This is such a great list! I work from home so I like to take an hour or two in the middle of the day to recharge. My favorite thing to do is go outside for a bike ride or walk! It really helps me reset and get ready for the rest of my work day.

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  9. Cajun wrote:

    I’m visiting from Southern Girl Blog Group and your blog name is what drew me in. This is a great post, but I love your blog name!

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  10. Erica wrote:

    I’ve unfortunately been in a few slumps lately, I’ll be keeping this list close by. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Tanea wrote:

    I agree! The “read a book” part especially. It’s a perfect way to escape.

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  12. Venus wrote:

    Love meeting up for coffee! Girl time is more important than one may think. Coconut frappachino thank you very much:)

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  13. Camille wrote:

    I agree- but identify most with exercise! It can change my whole life with one new routine or long run!

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  14. Nancy wrote:

    Eating defintely helps change your thought process (meaning what you wrote – are you in a slump). But sometimes it’s so hard to simply snap out of it.

    Hanging out with new friends and exploring new places definitely helps, too. 🙂

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  15. Angelic Sinova wrote:

    Love this list! Whenever I’m in a slump, I always meet a friend for lunch or dinner and my mood is instantly better! I also like to start watching a new TV series or read a book <3

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  16. Colleen wrote:

    Oh my friend I’ve been in a slump all week! I like to go window shopping and enjoy some fresh air when I get into a slump 🙂

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  17. Jen wrote:

    I’m in a total slump! Great post. I’m going to try a new workout class soon 🙂

    xo, Jen
    http://www.comfortably-chic.com

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  18. Such great reminders! I need to stock up on some super foods!

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  19. Candace wrote:

    I had a slump day today for sure! Got outside and ate lunch and Im feeling much better!

    xoxo
    Candace
    http://www.FromCtoC.com

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  20. Linda Kay wrote:

    I need to go for a walk if I feel kind of blah. We usually eat a good breakfast, so it’s later in the afternoon when I start to wilt a bit.

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  21. MaryBeth wrote:

    I bust my slumps by getting crafty. 🙂 Last night it was a fall wreath for our front door and two weeks ago it was transforming a 75-year-old barn door into a headboard for our bed. I always find that a fun or challenging project switches up my mood and my attitude. 🙂

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  22. Andi wrote:

    I call a friend! Your suggestions are wonderful!

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  23. V wrote:

    Ha! I totally wasn’t expecting the part about super foods. But a great suggestion! Never thought of that.

    I always force myself to sit down and make a list of all the things I am grateful for when I’m in a funk. It really puts life in perspective and I always end up in a way better mood than when I started.

    V
    Life+1

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  24. Brenda wrote:

    I definitely need to follow along with a lot of your slump busters. It’s been hard getting out of these ruts!

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  25. Addie wrote:

    Stepping outside is my saving grace, girl! I love nature, and I work in an office where I’m situated with no direct sunlight =( I’ll have to start meeting up with friends more often! =) great slump busters!

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  26. Deidre wrote:

    I like to try new workout classes when I am in a slump. I always feel like death the following day but whatevs.

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  27. brita wrote:

    I often feel a bit bleh sitting at my desk at work. I usually don’t want to at first but ALWAYS feel so much better when I leave my desk even for a few minutes and walk around outside. Great advice!

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  28. These are all great ideas. I find that just getting outside of the house in any way I can works. 🙂

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  29. Rebekah wrote:

    Great tips. When I’m feeling down even just getting out for a walk makes a huge difference!

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  30. Great ideas! I usually read a book when I’m in a slump.

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  31. These are awesome tips! Sometimes you just need to switch up your routine to shake things up!

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  32. Sarah Beth wrote:

    I have been in a major slump lately and the one things that has really helped me is cutting of the technology and getting outside. Seriously makes me feel like a whole new person.

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