What can I say? Sometimes it happens. Today I am in an irritable bipolar mood. Just one of those days when nothing seems to be going right. And, I hate to say it, because it is so cliche, I actually broke a nail today. Don’t you dare laugh!
So what do I do when I get one of these irritable bipolar days? First, I try to get in a better mood. I try to be more positive. You see, most of the time, it’s your attitude that determines your mood anyway. So if you have a positive attitude, you’re usually in a good mood, and if you have a negative attitude, you are usually in a bad mood.
So I start with my attitude. It’s obvious not the best of attitudes, or I wouldn’t be in this irritable state of mind. I wish it were different, but I’m just trying to be honest with you. Happens to the best of us. Has nothing to do with stability.
I’m still stable, just a little off-base today. Can’t even say what started it, seemed to come on all of a sudden. Must’ve been that broken nail, do you think? That would put any woman into a bad mood. lol
Laughing. Now that’ll do someone some good. If I don’t take myself too seriously, I won’t take my situation too seriously, and then my attitude will instantly change. Like the crack about the broken nail. It’s really not a big deal. Therefore, my situation must not be such a big deal after all, eh?
I mean, I could make it a big deal if I wanted to, but in that case I could make my whole day more rotten than it has to be if I want to, too! But I choose not to do that.
In fact, I choose (and it is a choice) to mellow out and be in a better mood today.
I do NOT want to be irritable today! I just do NOT like how it makes me feel! Do you know what I mean? And since I believe that we do have control over our moods (most of the time, at least when not in a bipolar episode), I take control and decide NOT to be irritable today!