I lost friends, I was always lost in thoughts and above all I became very aggressive...
Written by Chukwu Uju.
“I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve. I've had my share of mood swings, believe me. But it's a powerful thing when you realize that you have dominion over your behaviour and your passions”. Matt Dillon
This topic is totally about me and how I got happiness as a lifestyle rather than a happy and sad me, I chose one. *winks* you can do that too. Mood swing is a terrible, terrible character if I must put it that way, it was a terrible character I had. To those who know me personally, you guys know the story. I could smile this minute and frown the next minute. And then it almost felt like it was a normal way of life till it started making worse things happen to me, I lost friends, I was always lost in thoughts and above all I became very aggressive. Mood swings come with anger.
But then I decided and told myself that this just had to stop. It was not easy trust me, but then I will be sharing what I discovered were the causes and how I overcame. I actually took my time to sort it out and I discovered the very common causes of my Mood Swings.
I will be listing a few causes:
Accumulated Anger: Not letting out your anger, swallowing it and then it builds off and showcases in its worse ways.
Associating with the wrong company of friends: Do not get me wrong, to me they were wrong in the sense that, what could make them smile could make me sad and thereby affecting my day and I dislike negativity.
Murmuring and complaints: Instead of using my sense of humour properly I could complain for Africa but thank God for God.
How I Overcame:
- Prayer: There is no greater solution to a challenge than that which we drop at the table of God. This was my first step to complete victory.
-For Accumulated Anger: I learnt to speak out. Thank God for restoring my Sense of Humour, so I knew how to accept an expensive joke.
-Choosing the right group of friends: I discovered the best in my friends, met the positive ones, met the Spiritually grounded ones, met new friends, stayed glued to the my best friends, met the playful ones, happy and energetic ones. You guys are a blessing to me I must say. I cannot mention names but you all know yourselves *hugs*
-Activating my hobby: Rather than get out of a mood, I rather start doing what I love to do best, maybe listen to music, watch a comedy skit, if possible change of environment is necessary and so on. I must say am a lot happier, cheerful, playful, name it and above all I feel like me *yikess*
Am sure many of us go through same mood swing challenges, you too can get off it. I am always happy now, people say it’s impossible but then I say it is possible. Life is too short to be anything but happy. You have to make conscious efforts and pray about it.
This is my experience and I found a solution, I conquered. You can too.
Do you know you can overcome yours too?