#TrainForLifeEmpowermentCampaign Post 74: MOOD - Do you sometimes find yourself in a mood and you are not exactly sure how you got there? Have you ever thought about what creates your mood? Here is the 60 second skinny on the subject. We are all impacted by internal and external stimulus (situations, experiences etc.) that trigger our emotions. Feelings/emotions over an extended period of time create our mood. So, if you want to change your mood, pause and ponder what is causing me to feel the emotions I am feeling and ask yourself, do I like the way I feel? If you do, notice why you are experiencing positive emotions and pause to be grateful. If you are not, do the same thing and notice why you are experiencing negative emotions and consider:
1. First, meeting yourself with kindness
2. Pausing, breathing and connecting with the sensations in your body
3. Asking yourself more ”why” questions to better understand what is at the fulcrum (center) of your negative experience
4. Taking intentional action by doing something that will shift your mood.
Just noticing your mood.... good, bad or indifferent without judgement is a good place to start. The only way you can appreciate something or change something, is if you aware of it. So, pause more and wake-up to how you are feeling and reacting.
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