Our mood is always influenced by our thoughts

Today is going to be a fantastic day full of wonder and miracles!

“The most important decision you make is to be in a good mood” – Voltaire

It’s easy to wake up on the wrong side of the bed. You get up, stub your toe and make a decision that today is not going to be a good day. In fact, it’s going to utter pants.

From that point on your day goes down the plug hole in a spiral of negativity, defeat and grumpiness. You’ve turned in to the person everyone avoids at the water cooler and the cloud of negativity hovering above your head is getting darker by the minute.

As far as you are concerned, the day is wasted. One of your internal narrators (that pesky Gremlin always loves to kick you when you’re down ) condones your behaviour by telling you to “go on, revel in the negativity, you’ve come this far. Indulge yourself!” The effort to pull yourself out of this mood seems Herculean so you give in and let the black mood to continue to pour over you (and any poor soul who should come in contact with you).

Doesn’t paint a pretty picture, does it?

Let’s look at a different scenario:

You wake up and stub your toe. You say to yourself that you’re not going to let this affect your mood, after all, it could happen to anyone, no big deal. Let it go.

You make a decision to change your thoughts to a more positive frequency, and go on your merry way. Your day hasn’t been affected by it, and neither has Joe the water cooler guy. Joe, and any anyone else you meet, has instead been treated to the pleasure of your positivity and happiness, and have left feeling just that wee bit better with their day.

A much prettier picture. I choose this one, thank you very much!

Our thoughts can be changed. When you hear your Gremlin spitting out a negative thought, brush him off your shoulder and make a conscious effort to change the thought to a positive one. When the next negative thought sneaks it’s way in, change the thought to a positive one again….and again…and again…..

The more room taken up by positive thoughts the less room there is for negative ones.

PS Voltaire was born in 1694 so this is nothing new!

Have a great day!