I've been in kind of a funk lately, not the serious kind, just a sort of "Dear Life, I hate your face. Sincerely -Me" type of funk. This feeling comes around every now and then (usually after ladybusiness strikes) and I feel like punching myself in the face because I know there are people in the world with real problems but I still can't seem to get over myself.
The main issue (in my head at least) is the feeling that the life I'm currently living is a waste of my time and that I'm actually meant to go travel the world, swim with the sharks, and have torrid affairs in Versailles*. But really (logically) if this was a regular option wouldn't (you/I/we) be all over it already?
"Travel the world you say? Nah I think I'll sit this one out"
My usual fix for this ridiculous funk is to sweat it all out in a zumba class, but inconveniently (ironically?) my favorite teacher just stopped teaching and left town to travel the world with her husband.With the sharks. In Versailles.
Yeah, okay maybe not with sharks but still, this is soo not helping my crazy head situation.
This calls for some carbs.
I'm a weirdo, you know this. But something I've found to be a wonderful stress reliever when my head is all crazy is to somehow get my 'tudy self wrist deep in flour and butter. It's something about the squish and the temperature... and the squish. I don't know. Usually I go for pie dough (it's so buttery) but Joy's recipe for Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuits might just place as my current dough squish favorite. Also, they're delicious, tall and flaky.
The general experience of baking bread whether I'm upset or not lends itself to a peaceful mind, it sort of empties my thoughts into my fingers through the action of kneading the dough. It's like hands-only yoga (or boxing depending on your mood). If I'm in a good mood I get giddy, if I'm in a bad mood it uplifts me, and if I'm in a really bad mood... I make two batches.
Confession: this was a two batch day.
But guess what? I totally feel better.
P.s. Thanks Joy
Other things currently soothing the savage beast(breast!)
- Little Debbie Apple Flips
- Coldplay songs that came out when I was 12
- The Ugly Betty Mantras
- Weekend Charity Zumbathon Plans
What do you do to get yourself out of a funk?
Original recipe for Joy The Baker's Cheddar Black Pepper Biscuits here
*= with my boyfriend(Hi!)