You know those kinds of days where one bad thing happens and then everything else just seems to piss you off or puts you in a worse mood? When you feel like a giant black rain cloud is just following you and raining on your parade? I have those a lot.
I have a problem. It’s called letting things go. I can’t. Once something bothers me or is on my mind, it ruins my mood for the entire day.
How do you snap yourself into a good mood? For me, it’s usually shopping and since I was having a bad day last week, I basically used up all necessary funds to go again today.
Maybe a workout? Well considering my gym doesn’t offer child care and I haven’t enrolled him in day care yet, kind of SOL. I have friends that are probably available but let’s face it, that’s the perfect excuse to stay sitting on the couch instead of on a bike at the gym.
Mind over matter. Easier said than done. I’m a pretty positive person but sometimes I just feel defeated, like there’s not a thing in the world I can do to lift myself up from these moods.
So that’s where writing comes in. Sometimes I just need to clear my mind and get it out. I’m a pretty open and honest person, but sometimes I can’t pinpoint exactly why I’m upset or frustrated in the first place.
Until I start writing. Then it becomes clear and I realize that maybe what was bothering me isn’t that big of a deal. Hell, maybe it’s even silly and I need to just drop it and let it go.
I’m human. I make mistakes. I’m Italian and tend to have a hot temper. I definitely overreact and I harp on things. Yes, I am 25 but I’m still learning who I am and who I want to be and that only comes with time and experience.
So today, I’m going to practice letting things roll off my shoulder. I’m going to count my blessings and not sweat the small stuff. I’d probably have a lot less stress if I didn’t over think everything and just let certain things go.
How do you get out of a funk? I’d love some ideas if you have them!
Here’s to trying to change my mood…