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20 Uplifting Quotes For When You’re In A Funk 

uplifting quotes for when you're in a funk

We’ve all experienced days where we aren’t really “feeling it.” Days where we just go through the motions because, on the inside, we’re dealing with much more. Sadness, anger, uncertainty, all of these feelings can play a huge role in our lives, leaving us in a funk. Something I’ve found that helps me in times like these is reading through positive and uplifting quotes.

Quotes give us a chance to look into the thoughts of others for advice, support, knowledge, or a confidence boost. It also helps to know that you’re not alone, that everyone goes through difficult times and that you can overcome it. For these reasons and others, I like to keep a list of inspirational quotes to remind myself on the bad days that “hey girl, you’ve got this.”

20 Uplifting Quotes For When You’re In A Funk 

Here are 20 of my favorites:

  1. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald
  2. ”You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.” – Mandy Hale
  3. “If you embrace your flaws, nobody can use them against you.” – Cara Alwill Leyba
  4. “A champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams
  5. “It doesn’t matter how slow you go, as long as you don’t stop.” – Confucius
  6. “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.” – Roy T. Bennett
  7. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection” – Sharon Salzberg
  8. ​“A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  9. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  10. “ You are enough just as you are.” – Meghan Markle
  11. “Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go. The difference in how easy it seems will amaze you.” – Heidi Johnson
  12. ”Nothing is impossible. The word itself says ‘I’m possible!’” – Audrey Hepburn
  13. “The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” – Walt Disney
  14. “Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman
  15. “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams
  16. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  17. “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.” – Coco Chanel
  18. “You are more powerful than you know; you are beautiful just as you are.” – Melissa Etheridge
  19. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  20. “No matter what you’re going through, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Demi Lovato

We hope that some of these quotes can be the positive boost you need the next time you’re feeling down. We’d also love to hear from you! Let us know some of your favorite uplifting quotes in the comments below.

About the Author


Maggie is a 2014 graduate of Wingate University where she received a B.S. in Communications with an emphasis in Media and Journalism. She enjoys binging Netflix documentaries, exploring new places, and will never turn down a good book. She hopes to establish herself in a career that allows her to help others. In her free time, Maggie can be found writing or adventuring with her two dogs.