Nov 282012
AlicePopkorn / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Lately I have thought a lot about my moody nature. I guess as a creative spirit, it somehow fits. Or maybe I should blame it on all the pregnancy hormones surging through my body at present. Either way, I have found that it is very important to find ways to shift my mood.

Are you aware of your moods? When I started taking time to really notice them, it became more and more apparent to me that my moods impact so much of how my life plays out. When I am in a not so good mood, it impacts every interaction I have and every action I choose. It is like having a lens that is overshadowing my every move. It made me realize how powerful we can be as individuals if we can learn to positively shift our moods.

The same thing doesn’t work for everyone, this I know. I however have three main things I do to help me shift my moods.

1. Move – physical activity, whether it be going for a walk, a run or dancing around the room

2. Burning incense – my absolute favorite to shift my mood positively is White Cloud

3. Music – either listening to it or singing myself

When I’m listening, the selection of songs can be a challenge for me. It is like finding just the right shift that I need. Because I tend to be a bit of a type A stressed personality, zen music is what I need the most. Below I put together a liste of some of the songs that help me zen out. Hope you enjoy!

Return to Innocence by Enigma

This Eternal Moment by Violet and the TransAtlantic SoundLab (my band actually)

Courage Is by The Strange Familiar

You Are Part of Everything by The Essence

Goddess of the Sea by Violet and the TransAtlantic SoundLab (my band again…..)

I hope that my reflections on mood shifting will serve valuable to you. Maybe even provide an impetus for you to think about what will work for you and put those actions into practice when you need them.

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