Have you ever had that one event in your day that simply pushed you too far? Perhaps, it had something to do with your boss or a co-worker. Perhaps, it was that really bad driver on the road who cut you off. From that point on, your mood is grim. Often these moods carry into the rest of your day and suddenly the whole world is FUBAR and nothing seems to go right.
What if, as soon as you recognize your mood has turned for the worst, you decide to stop festering on what pissed you off? What if you let it go by laughing at the insanity of the issue, writing it down, shouting your frustrations to the world or simply making the conscious decision to grab control of your mood and move on?
The rest of the day isn’t so ugly anymore, is it?
Practice acknowledging your moods, take a few moments for yourself to kick the mood to the curb and repeat as often as necessary until it becomes natural.
Sometimes pinpointing the cause of your foul mood can help you alleviate it; however, some foul moods are hormonally based or simply impossible to figure out. In these cases, accept that you feel like a piss ant. Form an agreement with yourself that you will not take your attitude out on others who are forced to interact with you during the day. Figure out the best way to soak in it, accept it and let it pass. I like to sit in front of the TV eating pizza and ice cream until my stomach is upset. No, it is not the healthiest of options, but getting angry at one’s self for eating like crap only serves to snowball the bad mood. Sit in it, soak in your ugly self and love yourself none-the-less.
How do you pull yourself out of a funk or deal with your ugly self?