Try this next time you’re in a bad mood…

August 12th of my book: ‘How To Change Your Life One Day At A Time‘.

Take the opportunity today to examine how you feel.

What kind of mood are you in? Funny sort of question isn’t it? What mood are you in?

If you’re IN a mood – good, bad or indifferent – then it stands to reason that you can get OUT of that mood. But did you realise that You can choose to get in or out of a mood?

Imagine for a moment that you receive a phone call. It’s the tax man and he tells you that your tax has been incorrectly calculated and you owe them £10,000. Holy cow! And he wants it by the end of the week or you’ll get a further £1000 fine. How would you feel?

Pretty upset and anxious I would bet. Then the phone rings again. It’s the tax man, he apologises and says he read it incorrectly and actually they owe You £10,000. Woohoo! Now how do you feel?

You start dancing around the room, then the phone goes again. Yep, you guessed it – the tax man again. He apologises profusely, he got the wrong name and it’s actually someone else who is owed the £10,000. Now how do you feel? Bit of a roller-coaster right?

The thing is, at no time were you under physical threat and at no time were you having an exciting experience. It was all happening in your mind. You were having the thoughts about how you were going to raise £10k then, how you were going to spend £10k.

So examine how you’re feeling today and ask yourself why you’re feeling that way. What thoughts are creating that feeling. Just be aware is all. That simple exercise can often help you find calmness when you need it.

Enjoy

Stu

🙂

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9 responses to “Try this next time you’re in a bad mood…

  1. Oh wow Stu what a great example to explain the topic. Never thought of our mood swings in this way and how we can actually letting things/ incidences control/ruin or rule our day. Loved it 🙂

  2. awesome xxx haven’t been in a bad mood for a long time – BUT next time 🙂 lol x will try xx SAGE ADVICE stu bro x

  3. I dance to keep the tax man away! 🙂

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