Dont let other people affect your mood, too often we allow others to affect our mood and we don’t even realize it…
Do you pay attention to your moods, what influences them, and how they change from moment to moment? How many times have you been in a great mood, and then someone comes along and puts you in a terrible mood?
Our emotions are the responsibility of no one except for ourselves. You have the power to choose what kind of a mood you are feeling. But too many times, we give our own power away..
Let me explain one of the ways that this happens… Your moods are affected by many things such as your thoughts, your hormones, your pain level (if you have a headache, it might be tough to be in the best mood!), etc.. But the most significant thing that affects your mood is thoughts. Change your thoughts, and you can change your mood.
Attitude is primarily how you “think” about something. Change your attitude, and you will change how you feel about something and ultimately your mood. Dictionary.com defines attitude as “manner, disposition, feeling, position, etc., with regard to a person or thing; tendency or orientation, especially of the mind”.
The way that you think about things directly influences your mood.
I have read many books on mood and thought patterns, and have applied what I read to my own life. It is amazing how easy it is to change your level of happiness simply by thinking healthy and constructive thoughts.
And the best part is – your attitude, thoughts, and moods become habit. If you don’t like the way that you are consistently feeling, then you can change that. And only you can change it.
Just because someone around you is in a bad mood, that doesn’t have to affect your mood. Of course, there are times when you will feel sad because someone close to you is sad. But that should be the exception, and not the rule.
Try an experiment: Find 2 people, one who is usually in a great mood, and one that is usually in a bad mood. When choosing these 2 people, try to pick 2 who make around the same amount of money. This will prove to you that their attitudes and moods are not influenced by financial status. Talk to each of these 2 people for a bit. Ask them simple questions that will lead them to discuss what they “think” about certain things. You will quickly discover that the happy person generally thinks positive thoughts, while the unhappy person usually thinks negative thoughts.
You don’t have to avoid negative thinkers, or dump your sad friends. Just make sure that you don’t allow them to influence how you think, and ultimately, how you feel.
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