When you find you are not “feeling good” what is your strategy for changing your mood?
Your thoughts and emotions can affect you in more ways than you can ever imagine! When you ignore bad feelings and don’t deal with stress this can cause long term negative effects on the body.
Pay attention to your emotions. When you are not feeling good, that is a sign that you are heading down the path of what you don’t want. When you are not feeling good, you are focusing on what you don’t have, what you don’t want, more of what you don’t like.
If you want to feel better, recognize what you are thinking and feeling, and decide if you are living the way you want. Have you discovered what your purpose is or what you enjoy doing? Try meditating. Get out of your head and start to listen to the quiet inner voice in your heart.
Move toward well-being. You may be used to telling yourself crappy messages until you believed them! Switch! Repeat positive messages and affirmations until you start to believe them.
‘Grass is greener’ on the other side because it is being cared for. Your mind matters. You need tools to learn to think in a different way. When you take better care of your mind, as well as your body, you can improve your mood. We are meant to live a joy filled life. We don’t have to suffer.
Remind yourself of all the great things you have accomplished in your lifetime. Write a list of all the things you love about your life.
Write out a victory log. What are you good at? Did you ever make something that you were proud of, or win a race, or a finish reading a book? You can have fun and create a new reality, a new future.
Help another person, someone less fortunate. Pay it forward. Pay attention to how your mood is affecting those around you. Volunteer, buy a small gift for someone, or donate some of your excess material goods. Little things can make a big difference and can help lift your mood.
Faith and fear both demand that you believe in something you cannot see. You have a choice, even if you don’t think you do. Ask for help. Talk to a professional. Follow a mentor.
Write out a list of all the crap you are dealing with, everything that you perceive is wrong with your life. Then write out the complete opposite. Burn or shred the bad list. This will help you realize that nothing is permanent. Everything changes, which means you can change the mood you are in.
When you feel good about yourself and do things that you enjoy, it puts you in a more loving vibration. People will want to spend time with you. Good things start to happen. This doesn’t happen by accident or mistake. It starts with loving yourself. When you improve yourself the whole world changes for the better. What you focus on expands; negative or positive.
Healing comes from taking responsibility. Realize that you create your thoughts, your feelings and your actions. You can change your thoughts, which will change your mood and your life.
Susan A. McDonald