For most of this year, I've woken up in a good mood.
Happy. Excited to start my day.
I don't think I'm usually a "down" kind of person;
but, this is so much better than just waking up in neutral.
"What's changed?", you ask.
Several things. Physical, spiritual, and mental things.
1. Physical - living in the Midwest in winter = gray days, roads with snow/ice, coldness. I SO don't like winter. I yearn for warm climates and sunshine. Mostly sunshine. Which led me to a conclusion - maybe I'm lacking in Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. Until a few years ago, I drank milk. Now, it's rare.
So, I started taking a multi-vitamin for older women.
2. Spiritual - I can't listen to loud (how I like it) music when I work at home or at work. Even when I'm alone, it's too distracting for me mentally. I've started listening to praise music: in the car, at home, at both work sites. I just let it play quietly in the background.
This is keeping my focus where it should be: on others and God, not on me.
3. Mental - I decided to be in a good mood. Literally decided. Maybe this decision happened because of the positive effects of the vitamins and praise music. Maybe not.
I read. A lot.
And, some other people think also you can just make being in a good mood a choice you make.
Every day. So I have.
4. Physical - sometimes, smiling inside and out is the result of something you do :)
So, today, I cut my hair ~ this is usual, although sometimes others help or do this for me.
(see this blog post ~ Anne cuts my hair).
I had started to look like I could fly because of the wings on the sides of my head.
Why do I always wait until I'm desperate?
No idea, but I pulled out the hair clippers and scissors this morning.
I thought I would post a photo. Ha! Below are the results of my attempts at self-portraiture.
There isn't any cropping on the left and right photos.
Not good. Except for a laugh. Which is also a great way to lift your mood :)