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    Default In a funk......? :-/

    do you ever have days when things just feel... off?

    you smile and joke and laugh with your friends on the outside... but inside you feel... (pick one. or a few.)

    -insecure
    -lonely
    -awkward
    -shy
    -unintelligent
    -frazzled
    -lost
    -manipulated/deceived
    -confused
    -inferior


    can any of you relate?

    what brings you out of this weird funk?

    :confused:

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    When I get out of PMS.

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    Ha, usually when I'm in a "funk", I feel all of those things at the same time. These moods seem to come and go as they please. I just have to wait for them to go away. Although, getting more sleep seems to speed up the process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerchick23 View Post
    do you ever have days when things just feel... off?

    you smile and joke and laugh with your friends on the outside... but inside you feel... (pick one. or a few.)

    -insecure
    -lonely
    -awkward
    -shy
    -unintelligent
    -frazzled
    -lost
    -manipulated/deceived
    -confused
    -inferior


    can any of you relate?

    what brings you out of this weird funk?

    :confused:
    I have this almost constantly, but I think it's the result of a bad grad school environment (or grad school generally). When I get out of that "world" and return to real life (i.e., I take a walk, or go for a drive, or contemplate something bigger than myself and my "career"), I almost immediately feel better.

    But in the general case, I'd say that the best way to get out of that kind of "funk" is to do something that takes your mind off of yourself. Do something that totally absorbs you in the object/activity...that way, you don't lapse into whatever self-absorbed mindset it is that breeds those kind of bad feelings. Unfortunately for me, academia is all about self-absorption, so it's inescapable. OTOH, at least I know what the cause of my problem is so that I can remedy or deal with it appropriately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    I have this almost constantly, but I think it's the result of a bad grad school environment (or grad school generally). When I get out of that "world" and return to real life (i.e., I take a walk, or go for a drive, or contemplate something bigger than myself and my "career"), I almost immediately feel better.

    But in the general case, I'd say that the best way to get out of that kind of "funk" is to do something that takes your mind off of yourself. Do something that totally absorbs you in the object/activity...that way, you don't lapse into whatever self-absorbed mindset it is that breeds those kind of bad feelings. Unfortunately for me, academia is all about self-absorption, so it's inescapable. OTOH, at least I know what the cause of my problem is so that I can remedy or deal with it appropriately.
    Is it worth it? More and more I feel like I don't want to do that to myself, because when I'm in, I'm wholly in, which makes for this sort of profoundly upsetting trouble: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...59-post43.html . Add competition etc. to that...

    Doing something, going out...makes me happy. I long for "the superficial" so much these days...I know there's a gaping abyss beneath at all times anyway...I can never be fully satisfied by the superficial.

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    I'm in a Funk when I'm at work, knowing exactly what needs to be done. But really not looking forward to it. Happens a lot. What brings me out of it? Get things done in least amount of time needed and move on. :P

    Apart from that I haven't had much funks. Lately. Had tons as a teenager though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerchick23 View Post
    do you ever have days when things just feel... off?

    you smile and joke and laugh with your friends on the outside... but inside you feel... (pick one. or a few.)

    -insecure
    -lonely
    -awkward
    -shy
    -unintelligent
    -frazzled
    -lost
    -manipulated/deceived
    -confused
    -inferior


    can any of you relate?

    what brings you out of this weird funk?

    :confused:
    I know what you mean, and oddly this answer is what it all boils down to:

    Quote Originally Posted by Elaur View Post
    When I get out of PMS.
    I get erratic PMS, sometimes it triggers 2 weeks before I am due, which then involves 2 weeks of feeling the way you have described.

    Often I totally forget the reason, and spend time wondering (like you) why I feel this way. Then the painters arrive and I remember "oh yeah, that's why I was feeling so moody lol" and it's all over til the next time.

    Then again it could be mild depression or just a simple need to introduce something new into your usual habits/hobbies.

    I took up piano lesson during my last bout of "woe is me" feelings and it really helped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheerchick23 View Post
    do you ever have days when things just feel... off?

    you smile and joke and laugh with your friends on the outside... but inside you feel... (pick one. or a few.)

    -insecure
    -lonely

    -awkward
    -shy
    -unintelligent
    -frazzled
    -lost
    -manipulated/deceived
    -confused
    -inferior



    can any of you relate?

    what brings you out of this weird funk?

    :confused:
    Oh yes my friend it's very funky at the moment. Actually I'd like a way out of that too because it won't go away...!
    People ask me the most basic questions and I just want to break down and cry.
    It's not constant but it's lingering and varies in strength. I usually talk to someone, sleep, take a walk, watch a hilarious movie, cry it out and I feel better after.

    . I hope you feel better soon, funk sucks.
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    Doesnít appear type related so moved from The NF Idyllic.

    The things that bring me out of a funk are things that engage my Se. Being outdoors, around animals or children, listening to music or watching a movie, anything that uses my senses, the more of them at one time the better. If Iím around people and am stuck in my head thinking and feeling things like what you mentioned there are only two solutions, I can either yank myself out of my head and force myself into the moment or if Iím able to, get away from that environment into one like mentioned above where I can relax or think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinity View Post
    The things that bring me out of a funk are things that engage my Se. Being outdoors, around animals or children, listening to music or watching a movie, anything that uses my senses, the more of them at one time the better. If Iím around people and am stuck in my head thinking and feeling things like what you mentioned there are only two solutions, I can either yank myself out of my head and force myself into the moment or if Iím able to, get away from that environment into one like mentioned above where I can relax or think.
    +1! Kill the funk by living, that does it every time for me. I guess resolving any inner issues happens as part of it too, but if you have no inner issues then action is the key, and once you do resolve inner issues (if they are present) then action still results, so Trinity's response is true in both cases.

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