Welcome to today’s post where I pose a question for you to think about and answer for yourself – I also provide you with my own answer.
This month’s question for you to reflect on is:
When you’re feeling a little low, what one thing can you think about that will instantly uplift your mood?
There is one little sweet memory that always makes me smile and instantly uplifts my mood, it’s when I think of my little 2 year old niece Carmen, I just love her, she is so cute and has this beautiful little smile. I specifically think of a time when she was sitting in her mum’s car and I turned up unexpectedly….she shouted “Auntie Claire” and gave the biggest smile ever, I just knew she was so happy to see me…..it felt so loving and wonderful. So if life is ever getting to me, I just think of her, in that moment, smiling at me. Even right now I am much happier for thinking about it.
I love this chart above, it was passed to me by one of my clients who has been working with an expert on leading change. I love it so much that I carry this little chart about with me everywhere now, I often look at it to measure where my mood is at. Earlier today, I had identified my mood as being -1 Impatient, Frustrated, I know why, I was putting too much energy and focus on a situation that did not serve me well, I changed focus and it then gradually moved up to +6 Resourceful and in this moment in time I am at +8 Wise, Insightful. Try it for yourself, print off the chart, cut it out and put it in your wallet/purse and test yourself throughout the day in terms of where your mood is at, it is very enlightening and will help you to reflect on where your current focus is – Is it serving you well or not?
Have fun with it, work on increasing your mood and I then reckon much more positive actions will come from this.
Thank you for reading this post – ah now I am +9 Grateful, THANK YOU, Clarabelle.