Have you been outside today?
108 things you can do to get out of a funk.
We’ve all had those awful days where life seems to be one giant vortex of yuck and funk. It’s completely normal to have days like this. Some of us have them more often than others, but believe me when I tell you that we all have them.
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness or not, this book is for you on those days where you need a little something to remind you of things that might make you feel a little less funky, and importantly that this too will pass.
And it will.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The idea for this book came to me as I was writing a chapter for my book “How I learnt to love my bum and other lessons from Africa”. I began writing the chapter on corruption and before long I found myself so worked up that I didn’t know what to do with my body or mind.
It reminded me of those serious funk days, those days where all I want to do is lie on the lounge, eat chocolate and watch nonsense on TV while mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, because I couldn’t think of anything else to do.
I started writing a list of things I find helpful during those times with the idea that it might become a deck of cards. It then became an ebook and I thought it would be a nice little piece to share with people. Before long it grew into much much more. I invited friends to include stories of experiences they’ve had with funk days whether or not they have been diagnosed with a mental illness and the things they have found helpful to overcome them. The stories are real, raw, courageous and honest.
I showed a few friends, they loved it. They said they needed it. They said they wanted to carry it with them at all times.
The book has grown into so much more, it’s become a community. It’s a community that has brought people together to realise that none of us is alone. Ever.
I’m so excited and honoured to have been part of this coming together of people willing to share their lives, their darkest and brightest times and their healing as a result of these moments.
Pre order your copy now.
The book will be published late April.
$19.95 (shipping $7.95 in Australia)
Rae-Anne is a speaker, coach, writer and mental health educator. Although not formally diagnosed until the age of 47, she has lived with depression and anxiety for most of her adult life. Rae-Anne lives in Adelaide, Australia with her husband Shanton. She has two adult children who make her proud every day and two gorgeous grandchildren. When she’s not in Bali (she goes there a lot) she can usually be found drinking tea, talking too loud and buying more books than she can ever read.