I get happy, I get sad. I have a period of feeling on top of the world, and then later on the same day, I feel tired, lethargic and beaten down. Small mood swings are a part of everyone’s lives, but I have not always dealt well when the mood was negative.
Og Mandino says, ” Weak is he who permits his thoughts to control his actions; strong is he who forces his actions to control his thoughts”. Everybody has mood swings and they are a natural part of most people’s lives.
This is my new battle plan to face these rolling tides of emotions that I experience right when I get out of bed in the morning. It is again controlled by my thoughts and who determines the path of those thoughts? Yes, it is the subconscious. So everything goes back to changing the old blueprint, facing these changes in spirit and emotion and learning to deal with them in a deeper level, and dealing with my subconscious mind. I have to be the “Watchman” for everything entering my mind so I can become more aware of the negative emotions and deal with them better.
While mood swings haven’t been scientifically linked to any specific foods, drugs, or such, a common example is that of someone consuming a large amount of sugar (e.g., from cola or other beverages) and then coming down off of the “sugar high.” Being a diabetic during the last few years, I have noticed some extreme changes on a regular basis.
I am not ‘Bipolar’ or suffer from episodes of ‘manic depression’ but I do have mood swings between any two moods or emotions, sad to angry, happy to contemplative, at multiple times in a day. The more I do the exercises the less stress and anxiety I feel and its cumulative.
I believe that it is not something to seek medical attention too quickly because the first method of dealing with this situation is controlling your mind and thoughts. Reading the Master Keys and related information, especially Og Mandino’s scrolls is the first
Denying my mood swings, especially if others bring it to my attention, isn’t going to make things any better for me. Getting help for them can.
I do not believe my mood swings are linked to a specific disorder and occur sporadically as a natural part of a person’s life, and more importantly, could be part of my personality.
Mood swings are not my fault, nor can time always heal this kind of issue on its own. As a pharmacist, I know the dangers of taking psychotropic drugs. It is better to let Haanal and Mandino be the first line of defense against this condition.
It is all in my head……