These days, many of us may feel our emotions are like a rollercoaster. One minute we are fearful, the next, angry, the next, sad. There are so many things outside us that we can’t control, however, the one thing we do have control over is our reactions. So if you find yourself in a bad mood, and truly want to get out of it–the following tips may help.
Admit how you feel
Don’t deny what you are feeling in the moment. Your angry, and that’s okay. Own it.
Ask yourself: What am I getting by holding onto my anger?
Although you might feel justified in your actions now, there’s a chance you might change your mind later. Temporarily, you may feel energized, but in the long run, you probably won’t be too happy.
Change the Channel.
Your anger isn’t making you feel any better, so why not try the Gratitude Channel. Ask yourself, What about my life, right now do I have to be grateful for? I bet there’s a lot. It might seem pretty simple, but it’s important to remember that if we want to “hold on” to our bad mood, we’re likely to get stuck in a negative mind rut. Give yourself a break, and some “emotional stroking” instead.
The insights are the opinions of the writer.