Deal with Your low mood, before It Deals with You

EP McKnight, MEd
4 min readApr 23, 2019

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of your life.

Moods can be very deceptive, even though they are your own and feel very real. While low moods are real, they are able to trick you into believing that life is far worse than it actually is. Think about it. When you think about it, life is often affected and lived out according to our moods. When you’re in a good mood, life looks great and you feel there is no stopping you. Your perspective is brighter, common sense and wisdom are paramount. When you’re in a good mood, life seem to float along, things don’t look insurmountable, problems are solvable. Likewise, relationships flow and communication is effortless. Even when you are criticized, it is taken in stride and not to heart.

Quite the contrary happens with a bad mood. Life looks like it is doomed and very difficult to get your stride going as desired or navigate. Perspective on all things are dimmed and negative. Problems seem to defeat and are unsolvable at the moment. In this state of mind it is easy to take things personal and misinterpret the actions of others around you. In this state, misreading all that happens prevents you from seeing reality and dealing with it as such.

Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun, regret nothing, and don’t let people bring you down.

Ironically, we don’t realize that our moods are always on the run, changing in the twinkling of an eye. If running unchecked, will cause havoc to the mind, soul and spirit. One can go from a bad mood to a good mood in practically seconds. Let’s say in the morning, one is in love with a spouse, children are the greatest, job is a dream and loves life to fullest. Optimism of the future is great and gratitude is for past experiences. By evening, the mood has changed from good to bad and suddenly, all the good is now seen as bad to the nth degree. Looking through the lens of a low mood, hates the spouse, children are a nightmare, job is a nuisance, hates life and this list can go on endless once this process of thinking and low mood swing takes over. With this mind set, you make ask anything of this person, and their response will be affected by this low mood and would be a…

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EP McKnight, MEd

Actress, Stage playwright, Author, Motivational Speaker, Teacher Fitness Coach. www.epmcknight.wixsite.epfitspiration Follow me: Tiktok, imdb.me/epmcknight