February 18, 2012 Leave a comment
For more than a year I have asked training course participants if this statement is ‘true’, ‘false’ or ‘maybe’…
“I choose my mood and am in the mood I want to be in most of the time”
I have been surprised that many nurses, social workers and similar participants say this is not true for them. They then say it is not true for the people they are paid to help.
Surely we should be able to choose our mood most of the time. If we find that our moods are almost entirely depend on our circumstances there is a huge risk that we could become increasingly unhappy and dissatisfied.
If we are going to help others recover from mood disorders and help others with choosing their moods we first need to practice choosing our own moods.
We can help clients, friends and family better when we are able to choose our own moods.
See: What is emotion?