Feeling In a Funk? 7 Ways To Elevate Your Mood!

Happy Friday!

When was the last time you sang and danced like nobody’s watching?

You may be feeling it’s a bit like Groundhog Day… but that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to bring the joy!

If I’m honest, over these last few weeks I’ve certainly experienced my fair share of ups and downs… sometimes within the same day.

Perhaps you can relate?

And while a glass of wine 🍷 does occasionally bring me comfort, it’s not always the best option. And too much of anything – even wine, ice cream or Netflix, as sad as it is – is never a good thing!

Our initial emotions to what we see, hear, or watch these days, are largely out of our control. Yet our feelings, thoughts and reactions to our emotions are largely within our control.

And so are our actions.

And taking action can often lead to shifting our mood… for the better.

If you haven’t been feeling or showing up at your best recently, you’re not alone. And, there’s help on the way!

Watch today’s video to learn 7 ideas to help you change your state, and change your mood. (And you’ll also get to see me dance and lip sync to my fave song 🎵 🎶… you’ve been warned! 🤣

So next time you find yourself pouring a glass of wine, or rummaging around for ice cream in your freezer – and it’s not even 11:00am yet – I invite you (no, I dare you!) to try at least one of these ideas on for size.

Do let me know how it work for you – and feel free to share any additional ideas you have in the comments below. Sharing is caring, after all! 🙌


And now, it’s time to get back to my dance break! 


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Carol Schulte

Carol is a published author, has been featured in numerous magazines and podcasts, and is a returning guest expert on Rogers TV. Having lived and worked in 16 countries including Ashrams in India and vans in New Zealand, rocked dreadlocks in Thailand and shaved her head for breast cancer, she certainly walks her talk and brings a global perspective to all she does. When she’s not traveling or speaking on stage, you can find her volunteering as a bereavement facilitator, training for her next triathlon, or practicing her serious carpool karaoke game.

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  1. Amanda Nelson says

    Two things I’ve found out over the last few weeks have improve my mood no end is to listen to whole albums again (remember when you were a teen and did that on your Walkman and record player??). I haven’t done this for years but now have a blue tooth speaker on my desk and with a help of a group of “music minded” friends in a WhatsApp group, have become BFF of Spotify and discovered some amazing bands I didn’t know existed as well as revisiting my youth. It certainly put a smile on my face.

    The second thing was to be BRAV! I was invited to join a WhatsApp Music group (currently 6 of us). We start off with one song and then each have to come up with another song with a connection to the original and reveal to the group in the morning. We then spend the day guessing the connections for each and do a big reveal in the evening. Some connections are very tenuous but the amount of time spent researching and then exchanging banter at the end and beginning of the day, fills up quite a bit of time! And the giggles, oh the giggles! But at the beginning, I was super nervous of making a total fool of myself (these guys are proper music buffs and have knowledge I used to think I could never compete with) but once I’d got the gist of it, just went for it and have had so much fun. Plus, I’ve been flexing brain muscles researching and trying to find the connection and learning all sorts of stuff too … I’ve turned into a proper music “spod” (English for good study) in just one week!

    So find some friends and do it, you won’t regret it, honest.

    • Carol Schulte says

      Amanda, what great ideas! I haven’t listened to an entire album in years… I may just do that today – starting with the Cranberries!

      As per you getting your brāv on, WOO HOO! I am sooo cheering for you right now, and if only you could see the smile on my face! Sounds like such a fun group, and and a great way to stay connected and engaged. How amazing you’ve turned into a proper music ‘spod’ (great word!) and keep up the brave work. Inspiring for all.

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