How Do You Bust The Funk?

Post written by Mic Johnson, Blog Coach | LinkedIn Trainer | WordPress Builder | Rational Optimist | Sushi Fan | Jayhawk | #micnuggets | @MJMeetings

As I was thinking about blog topics to write about, several things started running through my head. Here they are in no particular order:

  1. What am I going to write about this week?
  2. I’ve got two clients I’ve talked to recently who have been struggling coming up with blog topics of their own. How can I help them get out of their own way and pay attention to what’s going on around them every day? This blogging stuff is hard sometimes.
  3. To that point, I had a conversation recently with two friends, one who is a business owner, about how blogging is hard and how they thought it was easier for me because “you like to write”. In fact, I don’t always like to write. I tend to write when I’m inspired to write…and that doesn’t always happen when I sit down to write.
  4. mic and missy Haleakalā Summit

    Me and Missy, pre-funk, at the Haleakalā Summit, site of a dormant volcano in Maui

    I’ve been in a funk for the last several days. To be fair, my wife Missy and I just got back from an early 20-year-anniversary trip to Maui so this could just be a “back-to-reality” hangover. We were there for 10 days. It was incredible. But the flight back was long. There’s a 5-hour time difference. And we were “welcomed” back to Kansas City with cold, rainy, rainy, rainy (Did I mention rainy?) weather…and allergies. It’s been several days since we got back, but the funk endures. I’m sleeping well, but not feeling rested. I can tell my brain isn’t “on point”.

I’ve done all kinds of things to try to bust the funk. #bustthefunk

I worked out.

I threw down a 5-hour energy drink (I don’t drink coffee and times like this I wish I did.)

I’ve taken naps.

I’ve meditated.

I watched some Netflix.

I played golf (if you’ve seen my golf game, this probably wasn’t the ideal way for me to try to #bustthefunk)

I took some allergy medication.

But I’m still not 100%.

So I thought I’d ask for a little help because I know we all go through times like this. When you do, how do you #bustthefunk? Leave a comment below or drop me an email at

4 replies
  1. Bob Johnson
    Bob Johnson says:

    Family, friends, take a trip (you just did this). If business, make some calls.

    Get active and be around high energy, fun people.

    • Mic Johnson
      Mic Johnson says:

      Thanks Bob. I’ve been doing a good bit of that already today…and I’m headed out to play golf this afternoon. Of course my swing is in a funk. :) Thanks for the note and for reading the post!

  2. Bruce
    Bruce says:

    Funk is not always a bad thing (see George Clinton and Parliment Funkadelic), but if its the ‘funk’ with regards to writer’s block or just in a general lull with creativity or productivity I always meet up with friends like you to put things in perspective and look at things in a different light. Sounds like lunch may be in our future!

    • Mic Johnson
      Mic Johnson says:

      Thanks Bruce…great points as always. I’m actually doing alright. I’ve determined that my allergies have been the biggest culprit in this funk…just feeling tired, sniffing, etc. Thanks again!


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