Shake that mood to the curb!
Stuck in a mood? Can’t shake it? I’ve had those days and it’s hard to get out of that funk.
How did it happen? Who did this to you? Why’d you get in this mood? Are you slamming doors or driving aggressively? Stop it! They aren’t worth it.
You might say … “Just avoid me while I work through this”. Slam away … I hope you pull yourself together. Although sometimes it seems near impossible.
I was in such a bad funk at a family get-together one time, my Mom even told me to get out of it but I just couldn’t. I was stuck in that mood and couldn’t get out of it.
So let’s think this out. If a person put you in this mood, you are letting them control you. Do you like being controlled? I don’t either. So, don’t let them do this to us.
It sounds like we all could use some wise words to help us out of situations like this, so let’s think of ways to shake it off shall we?
I know, I know … it easier said than done, but let’s at least try.
Perhaps a “get out of the funk” list kept close by on your phone could help.
“I will not let this situation change my day”
“I will not let (insert name) control my emotions”
“I am a happy, wonderful, fantastic, optimistic person and I don’t need someone bringing me down”
How about a brisk walk around the block?
A cold shower?
A hot bath?
Don’t reach for that drink! Probably won’t help in the long run.
Don’t grab that bag of chips! It stays around too long on your hips and thighs!
Maybe screaming into a pillow would work.
How about crying? Do you feel like crying?
One thing that has worked for me is to picture a trash can in your head. Now visually dump that person in the trash can and put the lid on. Goodbye bad day.
Praying never hurts. Ask God to give you the strength to stay positive and not let this thing bug you.
Talk to a therapist? If you call a friend about the same issue too many times, they get a bit tired of it. I’ve had a friend tell me “I know we’re on the same insurance and they cover therapy sessions .. just so you know”. HA!
Remember your husband or boyfriend are not girlfriends. Sometimes you forget that and spill it all out to them. Did they understand? Did that help you? Probably not. They’re not girls, believe me, they don’t get it. Stick to girlfriends.
Still not getting rid of the mood you’re in? How about writing the problem down. It might look silly once on paper … of if not silly, maybe easier to visualize and come up with a solution.
How about doodling? Grab a piece of paper and draw it all out. You might get a good laugh out of it.
That bad mood is taking up valuable space in your head where something good could be hanging out. I hope you can shake the funk right out of that head of yours and have a great day!
Please share what works for you!