I know I shouldn't have been surprised by my bad mood. But I was. I've always been a moody person, but in these last months I've been working on focusing on Joy (I like Simone's comment about practicing being joyful... it's true!). More than anything I was mad that I was feeling grumpy. I had no reason to be grumpy and yet I was. How dare a grumpy mood descend on me?! But if you throw punches at that grumpy mood, it will return the blows. Checking out for a while really does help and I love the ideas left in the comments, too.
- sing a little song
- watch a funny TV show or movie
- acknowledge the mood and observe it from the outside
- have a tantrum and laugh at the silliness of it
- do something physical
- lose yourself someplace interesting and beautiful
So, thank you, for that!
I'm still sewing and am excited for the projects in the works and still in my head.
I have ideas coming out of my ears and I just want to keep going. Which is fine, but I also want to paint my studio. Can't do both at the same time. If I just finish these next two projects...
Another thing I did to help my mood was leave early for work yesterday and stop at a thrift store on the way.
They were a bit grimy sitting on the shelves in the Salvation Army, but thanks to some soapy water are now glowing once again. They'll look great with my other milk glass vases.
Hope your day is sweet!