Moods can be difficult to understand especially when it happens as often as it does, as quickly as it does but you can choose to meet them better with openness and awareness.
Accept it -
If you are or have been a client of mine, or even kept up with my articles you’ll know that my first point of anything is acceptance. You have to acknowledge that you have moods and they will fluctuate, at small things and big things. It could be the weather or you’re hungry (yes, that’s a thing). It’s important to mention that your mood, especially the bad ones, don’t mean you a bad person or you’re any less for feeling a certain way. Simply look at it as your reaction to what’s happening around you. When you realize that moods have an ebb and flow kind of nature, it will be easier to manage. Every mood, every feeling and every emotion is just a state of mind and you have the ability to accept it or adjust accordingly.
Good connections -
The people you spend time with, friends, colleagues, have an impact on your moods. If you can figure out who impacts your mood and well being in a negative sense, then it’s important to draw some boundaries because it’s not always possible to cut them off. Boundaries are a healthy and polite way to get some distance. Read here on how to draw healthy boundaries.
Eat better to feel better -
Eating clean and having a balanced, healthy diet isn’t encouraged just to fight of diseases but it plays a big part in your overall mood. Sometimes you don’t get enough sleep, your eating habits are way off track, you aren’t hydrated well enough and even how physically active you are are important in keeping your mood levels in check. As within, so without, so when you take care of yourself from within, it will show on the outside.
Kindness is key, always -
Self love, self care and self compassion is always important. It’s important here too. Even for a little mood. Allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling without judgement. Constantly remind yourself that you are worthy, you have value and a purpose and that an hour or two of a mood doesn’t make you any less. You are human and this is a natural part of life. Remember not to project your feelings on to others. You have to be kind and compassionate to them too.
Moods are Temporary -
Happiness, anxiety, good day and bad are going to come and go and won’t last forever. But as long as you’re here, so are they. Embrace it. Learn from it. Grow.
Naseeha Tayob Ibrahim
I speak. I write. I coach.
I want to make the world a better place.
As an avid reader and writer, it’s no surprise that communications became my career and line of work. There is never one thing in particular that defines who I am, except the fact that I am passionate about everything I do. That made me the odd one out most of my life. It made realize how important it is to listen to my heart.