The Good Thing About Being in a Bad Mood

September 24th, 2013 by Laura Longley

Yesterday morning I woke up in a bad mood. Does that ever happen to you?

So, being grumpy was not related to something specific that had happened. It was just there.

As the day progressed, I found reasons to be in a bad mood. In other words, things happened that justified me feeling grumpy. Can you say “Law of Attraction?” I was grumpy, therefore I created even more reasons to be in a bad mood.

On some level I was aware that this is what was happening, but I just didn’t care! I was so grumpy I just wanted to wallow in the grumpiness.

And there is the gift in having a bad day: it gave me license to feel those feelings that most of the time I choose to push away and try to ignore. But feelings don’t go away when we ignore them; they have to be felt in order to be processed.

As it happened, I had an appointment with my Body Talk practitioner yesterday afternoon, and I started out by telling her that I was in a really bad mood. I knew there was significance in having woken up in that state.

What she told me is that old emotions were surfacing that needed to be processed and released. They weren’t attached to anything going on right now. However, because I was looking for the reason that I was in a bad mood, I created reasons by things that happened during the day.

In reality, all I needed to do was feel grumpy and in a bad mood without attaching those feelings to any story. That allows the emotions to move through me and be released.

So, here’s the good thing about being in a bad mood: it means I’m processing and releasing emotions that have been stuck for who knows how long – assuming I allow myself to feel those emotions now that they are coming up.

The next time that you’re feeling out of sorts and grumpy for no apparent reason, just allow yourself to feel that way. You don’t need to discover why, and you don’t need to try and get yourself into a good mood. Just let the emotions flow and they will be released.

What do you think? Does this make sense to you?

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