Greetings from Sunny Florida where I am spending Passover with my honey and his family. A good reminder to appreciate all of the good in life!
As odd as it may seem, on Monday, I was feeling down. Little situations frustrated me, I got sad and even a bit angry. Of course, all of these emotions are 100% human, but sometimes I have let sadness become all out depression and frustration become anger. No good – I was not letting it happen again!
When emotions run wild into a crazy downward spiral of negativity it's not healthy. It's usually not even accurate! For example… Your boss points out a mistake and suddenly you're either cursing her or terrified you're losing your job. Your hotel gets messed up and it rains on day one of vacation – and suddenly you're sure that the whole vacation is ruined. That spiral hurts us more – and it's damaging – for you, your relationships and your life. This is when we need to take control of our emotions – mind over mood!
I made a video for you about this a few weeks ago while I was in California. No, I'm not crazy for being a bit sad in California or Florida. I'm human – and so are you. When you feel down, it is all about making a conscious choice. A mental choice to not let the negativity spiral. A mental choice to choose to see the good. Notice the beauty of nature, appreciate what you have – and say YES! to opportunities. That's what I did in CA. Choosing Mind over Mood even led me to ride in a helicopter…!!! Check this video out.
This is something I work on consistently, so let's do it together. Let's choose happiness – or at least not let our emotions run away into a downward spiral.So I ask you, how will you choose your MIND over your MOOD this week? Email me – I can’t wait to hear!
James Duda says
I love this video. Thanks for sharing and inspiring!