It's time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.…
It’s time again for the Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge hosted by Long and Short Reviews.
Today’s topic is: How I Shake off a Bad Mood.
Okay … maybe I’m not ALWAYS angry. But I definitely have my share of moodiness and I don’t tolerate fools well. I struggle with depression some, but I’ve found ways to deal with it pretty effectively. The first thing I do when I’m really angry/sad/frustrated/moody is go away. I stop interacting with people and go into my virtual cave. I do this for everyone’s protection, lol, so I don’t say or do something in anger/sadness/frustration that I can’t un-say. “Sorry” only takes away the intent, not the hurt, so I do my best to keep myself from hurting people unnecessarily.
The funny thing is that I’m actually a pretty positive person. I can see the hope in most days. I look for the bright side habitually. I believe in the goodness of people and the overall decency of the world. But I certainly have my mood swings.
I remember recently, I had a series of really bad things happen, and I just got to the point I was DONE. I laid down on my sofa and balled like a baby. Had a little pity party all on my own. Laid there and wished I was suicidal (please note: I am not suicidal, and I’m also not making fun of folks who are, at all, trust me on this …) because I just didn’t want to deal with life anymore. I laid there a bit, realized I wasn’t accomplishing anything feeling sorry for myself (there it is… my Type A+ personality), got up, shook it off and starting working on solutions.
So, how do I shake off a bad mood? I let myself feel everything for a bit, whatever it is (sad, angry, whatever) and then I kick myself in the butt and work on fixing whatever put me there. I know this doesn’t work for everyone, but it seems to work for me.