Jen Marples

I am the self-proclaimed number one champion of midlife women and a cheerleader for all women. I’m an agency owner, keynote speaker, podcaster, and leader in the midlife women’s empowerment movement.




10 Tips to Overcome a Funk and Find Your Inspiration Again

10 Tips to Overcome a Funk and Find Your Inspiration Again with Jen

The Jen Marples Show episode 160 is here!

Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Maybe you’re in a funk, overwhelmed by life’s demands, or struggling to find your groove. If so, you’re not alone. We all experience those moments of stagnation and feeling uninspired. But the good news is there are simple yet effective ways to break free and reignite your spark.

After a nice Mother’s Day, I woke up this past Monday just feeling totally drained and unmotivated. I knew I needed to shake things up, so I took my own advice and did what I needed to get out of my funk. These tips can work for you too!

10 Tips to Overcome a Funk and Find Your Inspiration Again

Here are my top 10 tips to help you overcome a funk and step back into your vibrant self

1. Move Your Body

Sometimes, the best way to clear your head and gain clarity is to get your body moving. Physical activity releases endorphins, those feel-good hormones that boost your mood and energy levels. Take a brisk walk, go for a run, dance around your living room, or try a new workout class. Whatever gets your blood pumping will help you break through mental blocks and generate fresh ideas.

2. Change Your Location

Changing your environment can do wonders for your perspective. If you’re feeling stuck, try working from a different location. Head to a coffee shop, park bench, library, or even a co-working space. The change of scenery can stimulate creativity and help you approach your tasks with renewed energy.

3. Seek a Trusted Perspective

Sometimes, we need an outside eye to help us see things clearly. Reach out to a trusted colleague, friend, or mentor to talk through whatever you’re struggling with. They can offer valuable insights, fresh perspectives, and much-needed support.

4. Journal Your Thoughts

Writing down your thoughts and feelings can be incredibly cathartic. Grab a notebook and let it all out – the frustrations, anxieties, and even the things that make you happy. Journaling helps you process emotions, gain self-awareness, and identify what’s really bothering you.

5. Help Someone Else

Shifting your focus to helping others can be a powerful way to boost your own mood. Offer support to a friend, volunteer your time for a cause you care about, or simply send a kind message to someone who needs it. The act of giving back can create a ripple effect of positivity and leave you feeling more fulfilled.

6. Prioritize Fun

In the midst of our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to have fun. Make time for activities that bring you joy and laughter. Whether it’s listening to your favorite music, watching a funny movie, or planning a weekend getaway, allow yourself to let loose and enjoy life.

7. Try Something New

Breaking your routine and stepping outside your comfort zone can invigorate your mind and body. Explore a new hobby, learn a new skill, or try a different type of exercise. The novelty can spark curiosity, boost confidence, and open up new possibilities.

8. Step Into Your Fabulous Self

On days when you’re feeling down, dress the part of the confident, empowered woman you are. Put on your favorite outfit, do your hair, and wear your brightest lipstick. When you look and feel your best, it’s easier to tackle challenges and radiate positive energy.

9. Explore New Ideas

Expand your horizons by reading different genres of books, listening to diverse podcasts, or engaging in conversations with people from different backgrounds. Exposing yourself to new ideas and perspectives can broaden your thinking and spark inspiration.

10. Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

Life is too short to be serious all the time. Laugh, have fun, and embrace the lighter side of things. Celebrate your wins, big and small, and allow yourself to enjoy the journey.

Remember, feeling stuck is a natural part of life. But with these ten tips, you have the power to break free from any funk and step into your most vibrant, joyful self. Try incorporating these strategies into your daily life, and watch as your mood lifts, your creativity flourishes, and your zest for life returns.

I hope you enjoyed today’s show! If you’d like to find out more about how I can help you achieve your business or life dreams, you can book a complimentary 20-minute call HERE. Visit my website at www.jenmarples.com and if you sign up for my newsletter, I’ve got two free juicy gifts for you, my Stepping Into The Spotlight guide if you’re ready to be seen and heard and my 12 Steps to Pivot guide if you’re itching for a change but don’t know where to begin. 

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