The sum total of our thoughts and feelings at any given point in time can be referred to as our state or mood.

Moods, we all have them, good bad or indifferent are changing from moment to moment in response to the people that we encounter and the places that we go. Lasting from a split second to weeks at a time, our moods, sometimes referred to as our personal “alarm” system that alerts us to our own internal thought process, can have a profound effect on the quality of our lives.

I think we can all relate to how difficult it is to feel good when we have concerns about a challenging situation at work, a relationship with a family member or friend or given the current economic climate our financial commitments.  In short, “As we think, so shall we be.”

So how do we make our moods work for us? Trying to surround ourselves with people and places that make us feel good is a worthy pursuit and very effective, but what of the real world? What happens when we don’t have the luxury of this option? How do we refrain from putting our happiness and well being in the hands of others?

What if we were to acknowledge that fluctuations in ours, our friends, partners and children’s moods were just a natural part of being human? What if we were to decide not to take our own low moods too seriously, knowing that left alone, without analysis (that’s a topic for another day!) they would pass. What if we decided not to try and solve all of our problems in a low mood, choosing instead to remember that it is our moods that change, not our lives! Now there’s a thought!


~ by admin on January 1, 2017.

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