I woke up this morning in a bad mood. I don’t know why, I just did. It wasn’t that cold out, I was warm, and things around Wanda were going well. For some reason I just was in a bit of a miserable mood . . . Okay, fine, it may have been something to do with the status of my defunct love life (but I digress).
I got to work and I decided that I wasn’t going to be in a bad mood. I know that the only person you really hurt with your bad mood is you. Others can walk away from you and that bad mood, but you are stuck with it.
That got me thinking, how do you improve your mood?
Well, for me the trick was to look back on how things were a year ago and how far that I have come. This gets me to see that things are better than I had let myself believe. Editing is going well, the weather is warmer, and my paydown is on track.
All in all things are going well, and I am in a much better place this year than last. A year ago all of my credit cards were maxed out and I was living in the bottom of my overdraft.
The thing to remember is that we choose our mood. While you may get angry and discouraged you choose to stay there, you choose to allow yourself to be angry, hurt or depressed. You can and should choose to improve your mood.
So if you find yourself in a bad frame of mind, look at your life and choose to see the good points of it. If you need help, ask yourself this question: “What are the things in my life which makes it great?”
As far as romance is concerned, I know that is out of the question as long as I am living in an RV. (Seriously, I don’t see “Hey baby, wanna come back to my trailer? It's parked right over there.” working anytime soon.)
If an opportunity arises, sure, but I won’t waste my time trying to date anyone, what would be the point? For me, this August will be that much sunnier, as I will have extra money and savings, just for me. Down the road, when I am situated in some place without wheels, I can look for love and a relationship. Until then, I will keep on keeping on, and keep my mood positive.