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How to Get Out Of A Funk

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Everyone gets sad. Everyone gets upset. Repeat that to yourself a few times, in your head (or out loud it doesn’t really matter). But, just know in your head and in your heart that EVERYONE feels this way sometimes.

This feeling doesn’t last too long (most times) BUT, sometimes you get sad or upset for a lot longer than you expect. Sometimes it’s something no longer in your control; no warnings, no explanations. It creeps up on you quickly and unexpectedly. I’ve had many encounters with “funks” and I’ve had many times where I was confused as to how to see the silver lining through the fog, when you’re convinced there is none. Over the past few months, I’ve acquired QUITE the list of tips and tricks to get out of these moods and have selected my personal top 10 ways to get out, get up, and get happy again.

1. Do whatever it is that makes you the happiest:

There is no set label to this, whatever it is that makes YOU happy, go do it. For me, it’s music. When I get in these moods its hard for me to think clearly at times and I almost lose a sense of self, but no matter what state my mind is in, I know that when my mind is fully immersed in music, I’m in my happy place. Take time to take time for yourself doing what makes you happy. Even if it is plucking piano notes at the piano, painting a picture, taking a picture, or writing. Do it and do it well, especially when you aren’t feeling your best.

2. Put on a “feelin good” playlist

The power of music is INCREDIBLE. Listen to your old high school playlist, listen to your old middle school playlist, listen to whatever the heck you have on Spotify or whatever music playlist you have and just jam. Forget about everything else. Maybe even go on a cruise with the windows down and drive.

3. PUT DOWN YOUR PHONE (or at least put it on airplane mode)

Social media is an active presence one cannot seem to escape. When I get in these funks I know that I personally can get into a very negative head space easily. Comparing my own life to other’s lives through Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, or whatever other social media platforms you use. Just remind yourself that what you are seeing online is through a rose colored lens. You’re seeing exactly what people WANT you to see, you’re not seeing their struggles or hardships; your seeing their half naked, EDITED bodies all over instagram, their toes in the sand on Facebook, and their “don’t worry, be happy” captions. everyone. No one wants to admit when they’re struggling, especially over social media. So please, when you’re in this headspace, (and maybe even when you’re not), take a break from the comparison game of social media. Put your phone on airplane mode and enjoy wherever you are right now.

4. Go outside

Going on hikes, going to the beach, or just going in your backyard and being present in nature is incredible. Surrounding yourself with all things living and breathing is an important reminder to give yourself to do.

“Keep your face always towards the sunshine.” – Walt Whitman

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

5. Practice gratitude

Recently, I’ve been journaling every morning 10 things I am grateful for. I’ve written these 10 things down for about a few months now, and when I’m in a funk or having a bad day, it is a great reminder to myself when my days aren’t so bright. This list doesn’t have to be some gigantic, overwhelming thing you’re obligated to do every morning, it should come naturally. Be grateful for this life you have, be grateful for the smell of coffee brewing in your kitchen, be grateful the sun came out today, write down anything that makes your heart grow a bit bigger.

6. Allow yourself to feel: if you’re in a bad mood, you’re allowed to feel this way. You should never apologize for how you feel. 

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Whether you feel this way for a reason or not, you feel it. Just allow yourself to feel whatever it is your feeling. And no, you do not need to apologize to anyone or to yourself for feeling in a bad mood.

7. Workout

Sometimes when I get in this mindset, it’s almost difficult to just do every day tasks let alone go to the gym. But one thing I’ve learned is, you will NEVER regret a workout after doing it. Not once have I ever felt terrible after going to the gym.

8. Cook a home cooked meal 

I don’t care if you’re cooking a gourmet five course dinner or a PB&J sandwich with curly fries, cook yourself a nice home cooked meal. Make yourself something you’ve been craving and enjoy every last bite. Take time to make whatever it is that you’re cooking and get out of your comfort zone. I’ve found that looking up recipes on pintrest for healthy dinners is a great distraction if I’m in a funk. Cooking the meals also serves as a great way to focus on the moment and enjoy treating yourself.

9. Power naps = power moves

After trying the above steps, if you still feel crappy, take a nap. Let your mind relax and your head unwind. Sometimes waking up after a power nap I feel so much more refreshed and less groggy. My headspace feels clearer and lighter, it’s like finding your glasses after a few days of going without them, you see life better.

10. Surround yourself with people you love 

You are who you hang out with, so choose your inner circle wisely. The best way to get out of a funk is to be surrounded by people who want to see you do well in all aspects of life. People who support and respect who you are, no matter what headspace you’re in.

Get up, get out, and get happy. 

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Kaley Cuoco marries Karl Cook

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The Big Bang Theory star officially said ‘I do’ to Karl Cook in an intimate ceremony with close family and friends in San Diego, California on Saturday.

The actress posted the announcement of the couple’s nuptials on Instagram.

“Legally KCSQUARED 6-30-18,” captioned the black and white photo of the newlyweds kissing in a stable decorated with florals.

Cuoco, 32, looked stunning in a full-length lace wedding dress with a floor-length lace cape that draped over the gown.

Legally KCSQUARED 6-30-18 ❤️

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Fans were given glimpses of the lavish occasion via Instagram, including Big Bang Theory co-star Mayim Bialik’s post.

Ok let’s party!!! #kcsquared 💋 💕

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The actress first dated Cook, a 26-year-old professional equestrian – in March 2016 – after their first encounter at a horse show.

On her 32nd birthday – in November 2017 – Cuoco got engaged to Cook, who is the son of billionaire businessman and Intuit software co-founder, Scott Cook.

In a recent People magazine interview, Cuoco described her future husband as her “soulmate” and is her “perfect match”.

“He lets me wake up in the morning and say, ‘I want to go and rescue rabbits.’ And he’s like, ‘Alright, let’s get a coffee and let’s go.’ And that is him. We are the same, our views are the same, our morals are the same, he is my perfect match.”

Cuoco was previously married to tennis player Ryan Sweeting, 30. The pair separated in 2015 after being married for just 21 months.

The 32-year-old opened up in Cosmopolitan: “I honestly thought I wouldn’t get married again. My ex ruined that word for me. I married someone the first time who completely changed. The person I ended up with was not the person I originally met. And that wasn’t my fault – that was his. I knew how much I had to give and how much I wanted to receive. I knew just to be patient… I had to go through a lot of things, but it brought me to Karl.”

Congrats to the newlyweds!

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Khloé Kardashian’s wax figure debut in Las Vegas

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A fine example of when a wax figure looks hotter than the celebrity themselves.

The life-size wax statue of the 33-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star was presented at Madame Tussaud’s Las Vegas – at The Venetian – on Tuesday, a day prior to Kardashian’s 34th birthday. Talk about perfect timing for a birthday gift to a girl who is just as vain and jacked up with fillers as the statue.

Kardashian tapped into her inner Mother Teresa self to donate the attire that her statue is dressed in. The assemble includes: a pair of her highly endorsed Good American high-waisted jeans, a black lace bodysuit and Christian Louboutin heels.

To ensure that the statue looks better than the real Kardashian, the team at the iconic museum did some fine-tuning with additional details like: perfectly styled wavy blonde hair, sultry make-up, long pink witch looking nails and some diamond bling.

Don’t be alarmed if sales in custom Khloé adult “companion” dolls sky rocket.

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Real Khloe Kardashian in 2016

Desperate fans can pose alongside Kardashian’s statue in front of a flower wall, an iconic feature that the family has utilized to death over time.

In Madame Tussaud’s recent press release: “Khloé was closely involved in the figure creation process, meeting with Madame Tussauds artists for a detailed sitting last year taking over 250 measurements and photographs for reference.”

The Kardashian replica has provoked an approving response by majority of fans online.

It looks like hard work has paid off again, by Madame Tussaud’s team, of course. Birthday shout out to Khloé – Cheers.

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What’s New on Netflix This Week? [6.25.18]

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Whats New on Netflix This Week
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Let’s face it. Binge-watching is the new must-see-TV and Netflix is undoubtedly the leader when it comes to catching up on favorite TV shows and movies. Or discovering them for the first time.

Either way, the old Broadcast/Cable business model is dying off and Netflix has emerged as a serious Hollywood contender for new content.

Even so, it gets old slogging through all the titles and can be a serious downer if nothing new pops up right away.

That’s where we come in.

Here’s a select list of TV shows and movies coming on to Netflix this week. (6.25 – 7.1.18)

So, what are you waiting for?

BINGE!

Hotel Transylvania: Season 1 (June 25)

This hugely popular movie trilogy has been adapted to a TV series and Netflix is picking up the tab.

Secret City (June 26)

Netflix is becoming the Go-To destination for all kinds of international content and this show is no exception. Set in Australia, but with some American characters, this murder-mystery with an edge of evil government conspiracy may just set the whole “G’day, Mate” phenomenon going again. This time, around the world…

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (June 26)

The newest installment of the historic franchise sees Rey take on her powerful role as the remaining Jedi… Blah, Blah, Blah… we get it. It’s Star Wars. Take our money already…

GLOW: Season 2 (June 29)

The Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling (GLOW) return for a second season on Netflix and, if the success of the first season was no fluke, expect this gritty (and surprisingly edgy for Netflix) series to explore the many issues society throws at women who like to kick a little butt every week.

Harvey Street Kids (June 29)

DreamWorksTV partners with Netflix, introducing an original animated series that should appeal to Powepuff Girls fans. Follow along as Audrey, Lotta, and Dot rule (and terrorize?) the neighborhood on and around, you guessed it, Harvey Street.

Enjoy!

 

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