Ever feel a mood shift trickling in? Sometimes I let my husband know early on I’m in a funk, just to warn him for whatever crap I may spew out.
TMI, but my period is due soon and thanks to my Flo app, I’m well aware of it. (Great app by the way.) Anyway, I don’t know about you, but during my period I become a bit of a mood fest.
My hormones are awry, and sometime I’m just plain mad at the world. In my younger years I would hide it, but these days I’m letting all the moods hang out when I need to…and I’m gonna tell you why. Don’t worry, this post isn’t about periods. That was just the intro. Let’s go!
WHY BEING MOODY IS OKAY….
Your body communicates to you through moods.
When I’m feeling moody, I like to ride the waves out to see what’s going on. Sometimes what comes up is frustration with something about my living conditions(hello quarantine).
Other times it’s sadness or lonelinesss.
The point is that if I didn’t take the time to actually feel my emotions I wouldn’t be connected enough with myself to know where I’m at. How can I ever get to a better feeling space if I’m not acknowledging where I am in the moment?
Stuffing feelings down inside yourself without acknowledgement or release is the easiest way to set yourself up to throw a toddler-tantrum later. And that just isn’t cute, unless you’re a toddler, okay? 😆
(No really it’s not that cute on toddlers either.)
The faster you accept a mood, the faster it moves the hell along.
Seriously, letting out your emotions is like taking a dump. It’s better if you don’t hold it in. When you honestly describe your emotional state and situation such as:
I’m feeling frustrated right now due to being trapped in the house with my husband and a baby all day everyday, once you get it off your chest it doesn’t feel as heavy. Besides, I’m sure they’re just as tired of me and I wouldn’t take offense if they let me know. 🤷🏾♀️
Moods make life interesting.
Think about it. Life would be stale if you never experienced different moods. Can you imagine what life would be like if you only ever felt one emotion? Boring.com.
So the next time you’re feeling in a funk. Don’t fight it. Own it, love yourself through it, and let your mood flag fly honey! It’s temporary.
Happy Monday ❤️