We’ve talked about life mantras, about ways to lift your mood when you’re feeling crappy, but what about bad mood mantras? Something — a phrase or saying, that you keep in your back pocket and remind yourself when you’re flying full speed down the bad mood freeway? I need one. Like, right now.
There are few triggers that get me, but they get me every time, without fail. One of them is a cup of hot soup with a cold spot in it. The other is enduring a conversation where someone tries to convince me that pit bulls are in fact terrible dogs, and that the prejudice exists because it’s true. Having a pit bull myself, these conversations are never pleasant, but what’s worse is the bad taste that lingers for HOURS after — have anyone tell you that the thing you love unconditionally is actually a terrible thing, (and might kill you in your sleep!! Or bite your face off!) and it is guaranteed to put a damper on your day. I’m realizing that this would all be much more bearable if I could walk away with a wise little saying in mind, something to help shake off that funk. Haters gonna hate, right?
What are your bad mood triggers? And how to do you cope? A mantra? A moment to yourself? A song? Would really love to know.