Modeling Funk: Deal With It
And Share Your Tactics For Self Healing

Holidays, memorials, even birthdays can stimulate a funky mood that will strip away any desire to actively scale model anything drowns the satisfaction you get from any hobby and actually ferments in self-pity which can come to mean loathing of the things you used to enjoy.

For the most part, it is personal drama that triggers a modeling funk plunging you into a mindless rut from which escape seems unlikely. This is particularly true the older we get and the more life experiences we endure.

There never was a guide book for snapping out of a modeling funk but consider any advice on dealing with depression. It would be nice if it came with a set if instructions. Somebody could have warned you ahead of time you needed to batten down the hatches, thar’s rough seas ahead.

Here are some tips for getting “out of the doldrums”:

Read Something—First, read the Bible. Nothing inspires like God’s word. Pray about it, ask God to use this modeling project to introduce you to someone new through the build itself. Whether good or bad, share your results with others in the modeling community.

Clear out the clutter—That’s not only good advice for dealing with your workbench, it is also one of the quickest ways to generate new energy. Dealing with the trash, either in your modeling area or your mind, can be a good first step.

Clear The Air—You don’t need to make it marathon practice, a leisurely walk around the block will make you feel better. Be sure to take in some deep breaths while you are at it to clear your lungs.

Do someone a favor—One way to halt your pity party is to make someone else’s day. A random act of kindness can be as beneficial to the doer as it is to the recipient.

Keep It Simple—Do a simple build like a kit with 20 or so parts that you can assemble in five minutes or less. Assume you will not show it to anyone so there is no pressure to do your best work—Just build it an laugh.

Got a Great Way For Getting Out
Of A Modeling Funk?

When you get stuck in a rut and can't seem to snap out of it, what do you do? Do you have any special tactics--Share them here!

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