What are moods?
But most importantly, how important are they?
Are moods just a representation of a momentary whim or are they an alarm clock calling our attention for change?
I am not referring to moodiness as a manifestation of shallowness or as a manipulation tool. I am rather concerned with the moods that:
- we go through every now and then,
- we can’t shake off in two to three days,
- seem to have an impressive effect on us.
We sleep less and sometimes worse, we analyze more, we are prone to withdrawal, sensitivity is on a high… or, on the contrary, we are unusually dismissive.
The bottom line is – we are different: a peaceful breeze predicting storm or a tornado followed by a rainbow. Frustrating as it is, when it comes to anticipating or controlling our own emotions, we are powerless.
Just as it happens with nature, could it be the case that people’s moodiness is a cause and an incentive for change? Could it be a sign that our innermost self is giving us, pointing to what we truly need, but are unaware or intentionally ignorant of?
One thing is for sure: most of us seek balance – with ourselves and within the relationships we build. Anything that shakes up the balance in our lives is an input with potential for change, be it positive or otherwise. It’s a wake up call to needs unaddressed, but so fundamentally important.
The good news is that it is in our hands to choose the choices we make and to look for the rainbow or let the storm wash away the insecurities that prevent us from regaining balance.