If You Ever Struggle With Emotional Swings This Will Definitely Help…
“It is one of nature’s tricks, little understood, that each day I awaken with moods that have changed from yesterday. Yesterday’s joy will become today’s sadness; yet today’s sadness will grow into tomorrow’s joy. Inside me is a wheel, constantly turning from sadness to joy, from exultation to depression, from happiness to melancholy. Like the flowers, today’s full bloom of joy will fade and wither into despondency, yet I will remember that as today’s dead flower carries the seed of tomorrow’s bloom so, too, does today’s sadness carry the seed of tomorrow’s joy.”-Og Mandino
I Have Always Been Subject to Emotional Swings.
Some days I wake up with soaring emotional energy and a complete “glass is full” perspective on life. Other days I wake up and I am completely the opposite. Those of you who know me personally might have a hard time believing this because I tend to project a positive perspective and I smile frequently.
I started this article with a passage from Og Mandino’s book “The Greatest Salesman” because it is so appropriate. Reading this book, starting 31 years ago, was helpful for me. It took me out of “what’s wrong with me” thinking and put me into a place of understanding. This is just how I am wired…and I am not alone. Most everyone has similar wiring. Its highly unlikely for anyone to be emotionally ON all the time.
So managing emotions is the key. Here is what I do every day to re-center myself:
- Quiet time of prayer and reading the bible
Personal development time of reading and journaling
Eating good food (processed foods poison your body and mind)
Smile-Its hard to stay down when you are smiling…smiling sends positive vibes to your brain
6. Consider my blessings and be thankful
- Serve others…this is a great way to feel better; do something nice for someone, help someone, and even just something as simple as saying something nice to someone
Take action-it is true, you can always act your way into feeling better
Recognize it is temporary
Take the right supplements to nourish my body and brain
Funny thing is, that since I have been taking these steps, I now have only a few days per month when I am emotionally low, and these are overcome quickly in the day. Try any or all of the above and you will see a difference.
I first wrote this in 2014. Now six years later, the only thing that has changed is that I have added a few more self-management tools to my daily tool chest. I provide many more insights in my new book “3 Circles Living.”
Sometime soon, I will do a post on the ultimate morning routine, but in the meantime, If you add these ten to your day, you will definitely notice a difference relatively quickly.
Was this helpful for you? Please let me know in the comments below and feel free to share with others.
P.S. If you wrestle with the food aspect, visit https://toddburrier.com/eatingplan/ for a break down of how I eat. If you need help with the right supplements, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, there are some nutrients that help with this as well.
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Very helpful Todd. So much enjoy reading your writings and watching your videos. Been reading “3 Circles Living” and find it very thought provoking and insightful. Thank you.
Thank you Dan, I appreciate the encouragement! And thank you for the feedback on the book! I know the fundamentals in that book will absolutely help people to achieve a higher level of living, and I’m happy you are getting value from it!
Very nice article. Thank you! It is a good reminder of the importance of a daily routine…. and sticking to it!
Thank you Julie, the right self-care in a daily routine is a game-changer for anyone who will do it, and the discipline that is developed is transferrable to everything else!
I will definately try this. And I’ll print it out for my daughter Brooklyn <3 Thank you so much for beeing here for us. Greetings from Munich, Germany
It will definitely help Marianne!