“Time will pass; moods will pass, and I will eventually be myself again.”
~ Author Unknown
I don’t know about you, but doesn’t it feel good sometimes to be in a bad mood?
Every now and then it feels good to be grumpy, complain and even slam a door. It might be the satisfaction of knowing it’s okay to be in a bad mood. Bad moods are not “bad” after all. They express our feelings. And, feelings are not good or bad, they just are.
Bad moods will come. No need to feel bothered or out of sorts. No need to berate, judge or get angry over a bad mood. Bad moods do not need to control or cause you harm. Bad moods allow us to acknowledge the moments we are not feeling our best.
Bad moods express our humanness.
Bad moods confirm some days are downright lousy.
Bad moods give permission for the occasional pity party, to withdraw and have a good cry.
So, if you are in a bad mood and want to feel sorry for yourself, go ahead. My favorite of all quotes to share with you is, “this too shall pass”. And it will.
When bad feelings creep in, let them be. Acknowledge the discomfort, pain, anger, and frustration. Leave yourself alone and feel whatever you need to.
If you acknowledge the moment as one where you do not feel your best, the moment will pass sooner than you realize.
Children do this all the time. There is much to learn from watching children. Children express a multitude of different emotions in a short span of time. Children have the unique ability to not hold back. Moment to moment they easily express everything as it happens. Children do not put off or stuff down their emotions. They stay in the moment. And, when the emotion is acknowledged and expressed, on to the next moment. Their resilience is worth noticing.
The next time a bad mood comes on, cut yourself some slack. Give yourself permission to withdraw if you need to, cry, slam a door, feel sorry for yourself or scream your heart out. Carve out a block of time to be in a bad mood. Maybe you say to yourself, “Tonight I will withdraw, cry like a baby, or wallow and have a pity party. Just tonight. Tomorrow is a new day and I will feel better.”
In a bad mood? Oh well! You’ve got this!