I’m in a Bad Mood
Written by MJ Reporter Willow LaMunyon
Willow’s advice gets a Medicare Jet-Setters Groovy Review
If I am in a bad mood, the most irritating thing a person can do is try to cheer me up. I also know I am not alone in feeling that way. I want to hear the most depressing music I can think of or watch a sad movie. All I know about this is the human mind makes no sense. There is also no doubt that a sunny mood makes life better and appreciation of the day possible.
On the other hand, our brains don’t do anything to get out of that funk. What to do? What to do?
Chances are your mood came from money, a bad place in life, or a broken heart. The most common is money or lack of it, and the worst thing you can do is ignore it and hope it goes away. Having your problems where you can see them is a good first step to fixing them. Make a list of the bills you can’t pay or the thing you need to buy. Now look at the list and choose the most important item. If it is a creditor, take a deep breath because this is embarrassing and emotionally difficult but call the company anyway. Yes, even though it might be the IRS. See if you can work something out. Sometimes they will reduce the amount you owe to let your payments go down. Now do this with all your creditors. When you are finished, you will have a more manageable budget, and you might even find you can get that hot water heater or whatever you need. Don’t ignore it and hope it will go away because it will only get worse, and your mood will too. Work with it, and you just might want to watch a happy show on TV.
Now on to the second cause of tension. What can you do about being in a bad place in life? If you live with someone who is abusing you physically or emotionally. Get out! Call one of the many helplines to show you what to do, and if you are frightened, it is all the more important to do it.
If you hate your job, don’t feel helpless. Discreetly send resumes out you might discover your company is not the only one willing to pay you a reasonable wage and provide a better work environment. Keep sending those resumes, even if it takes a very long time. After all, you still have the old job just as you would even if you weren’t looking for a change.
A broken heart is the most difficult of all to overcome. Sometimes the death of a loved one means you need a time of sorrow, but sorrow isn’t intended to last forever. Your loved one would never want you to spend the rest of your life in grief, nor should you. Those painful moments will always happen, but only as moments accept your feelings then let them pass. Be patient with yourself, indulge yourself, even be a little selfish and feel very lucky indeed if you have someone you can talk with who listens. Don’t hurry into a new relationship in an attempt to recreate your former life. That doesn’t work. Instead, investigate the changes you need and the ways you need to stay the same. For you, anything funny is worth seeking. No matter what the cause of your heartache, if you can’t get away from your despair, get professional help, and if you can’t afford that, get a dog. Become a volunteer or take a job. Reach out for help wherever you can find it and keep up the hard work of getting better because the real you who enjoys life is still there. Let that part of yourself shine through.
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Reporter Willow LaMunyon’s advice gets a Medicare Jet-Setters Groovy Rating.