Do you ever try to prevent a change in your mood or do you just let it go? And is there anything you can do to prevent the change?
Well first off, depends on what kind of change we’re talking about. I’m obviously not going to lay a finger on a good mood trying to work its way in. I’m going to let that puppy come in and settle down on my couch. I’ll try to make it comfortable so it never wants to leave. I guess my couch kinda sucks though, cuz my good moods never seem to want to stick around.
I suppose I definitely TRY to prevent bad moods from creeping in, with try being the key word there. Problem is, most of the time I’m blindsided by the change. My moods are no better than the weather here in Michigan. Seriously…two weekends ago it was sunny and 80 degrees. Monday morning … there was freaking snow on the ground! And lucky for me, my moods tend to stick right along side those weather patterns.
I do my best to prevent my lows. I really do. I take my meds perfectly. I exercise. I’ve got my GE Reveal lights. I sit by the window at work. I’m in therapy. I do all of the is and STILL bring my moods back up. Needless to say, I can’t prevent a change in mood any better than I can force a mood change.
I wish there was a magic mood button. Kinda like the emergency button on a ship. When things get to scarey you just push that little bugger and well … ok so the ship usually still sinks. But it’s still fun to push buttons. At least that can ease a tiny bit of tension..right?!?! I mean especially when you get to push a big red button. That’s always exciting!!! (Sorry, off tangent a bit, just trying to boost my mood…)
How about you? Can you prevent your mood changes?