Signs You Are In Or Headed For A Funk

  1. You’re attention span wanes.In a funk?
  2. Sitting in the dark is comforting.
  3. You eat more (or less) depending on your emotional Richter Scale. In other words, you either eat or starve your feelings.
  4. All music genres tug at your heart, even show tunes.
  5. You purchase a journal, head to your local coffeehouse determined to write through the fog in your head but end up eavesdropping on the conversation two tables over. You wonder what it would be like to tell your husband you need a break and planned a trip to Italy for three weeks. (Actually overheard during brunch on Father’s Day; husband sat quietly as the wife explained she was leaving in three weeks for Italy. She did note that his mother would watch their kids, which looked to be four and five. Her reasons for needing to get away inspired this post. I wondered what had pushed her to the point of leaving.)
  6. You spend every free second Googling exotic destinations.
  7. You submerge yourself in lavish fantasies that take place in foreign destinations with mysterious people who bear strikingly familiarity to friends and loved ones.
  8. The world spins too fast for you. You’d prefer to catch a slow boat to China, maybe Cape Horn.
  9. You forget your partner’s name and refer to him or her by the name of the one who got away. You wonder why.
  10. You spend hours stalking the lost love on Facebook, read every comment, check every photo of every album. You even investigate his/her friends.
  11. You create detailed plans for spending lottery winnings.
  12. You accidently wear mismatched shoes to the office or grocery store and later, when you discover your fashion faux pas, you can’t be bothered.
  13. You wake up at 3 AM, pour yourself a bowl of cereal, sit in the dark and ask questions better left unasked.
  14. Watching the Shopping Channel is far more excitement that you can bear. You will turn off the television and watch the blank screen.
  15. Every miniscule thing, even the bigger than a breadbox sort of annoyances, which would normally outrage, go unnoticed.
  16. You’re can’t find the energy to object–to anything. In fact, you’re agreeable to everything and avoid all decision making. You’re not above pretending you have laryngitis to avoid deciding.
  17. When you walk into the DMV and pull a number perhaps one hundred and sixty-two, you quickly look at the board to confirm your position in the queue. You are instantly relieved to find they are serving guest ninety-eight. Now you have the time to do nothing and spend the time planning how you will spend your lottery winnings.
  18. You wear your shoes on the wrong feet.
  19. You avoid deep thinking and discussion.
  20. And you laugh nervously and at the wrong time.

What do you do when you’re in a funk?


Being in a funk can be a minor or a major life event. Take good care of your heart and head if you feel one coming along.  If you’re knee deep in a funk-a-dunk, do what you must to figure out why and then work to get out of it.


I’m a writer and hoarder of one-size-fits-all panty hose. Until the hose fits over my bum, I write to provide an alternative view on writing and perfection.

8 thoughts on “Signs You Are In Or Headed For A Funk

  1. When beer commercials make me thirsty. I really hate beer. If I want some I know I’m in a funk . Or pregnant. Goddess, that’s a funk-maker right there!

  2. This is perfect for self Reflection and to know that others go through it as well.. and On That Note i feel I’m Heading Toward a Funk

  3. I have to be honest here, Brenda. I rarely am in a funky mood, but I definitely could identify with some of the items on your humorous, yet all too true, list. I’ve been there before, most certainly, especially the daydreaming parts, but shoes on the wrong feet ? Lol! Never!
    Blessings, my friend!
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