As I am typing I am sitting here listening to an internet jazz station through my new telephone. It’s an Android device and was available for a reasonable price. Part of the beauty is that there is no plan. As for the television commercials about the joy of upgrading your phone, who are those people kidding? It’s all about which corporation gets your money and how dearly you cherish having XYZ business in your pockets.
I type my blog using a desktop computer that I will probably be replacing with another desktop. The idea of typing long periods of time on a phone has never appealed to me. Desktop computers are better for watching movies and other media than a small screen.
I went to the state fair on Friday afternoon with co-workers escorting a group of people receiving services from our agency. Then I went back Saturday evening with a friend and the difference was incredible. People were packed wall to wall such that I suggested finding a couple of quieter places at the fair where we could talk without having to shout at one another.
Now since the title of this piece is about easier ways to control my moods, you’re wondering how all these things relate to another. I am ingesting a different group of chemicals in my body than before. At different times I take anti-depressants but I always advocate looking at other means of adjusting our thinking and our moods. It’s very likely there are non-medical supports that can be enormously effective in this area. I mentioned a few a few. Working, finding a meaningful role, listening to music and problem solving. Not to mention exposing your wonderful body to the sun and reacting or not reacting to crowds.
Sometimes you may encounter people that the scientific community calls assholes. Other times you may strike up conversations about phones and which apps work for you and find that the sour feeling from that negative encounter has been greatly reduced. The music from the phone provides entertainment with the jarring sound of commercials. It’s pleasant, relaxing and just what I need to refresh my thoughts. I had been listening to This American life but then discovered I had heard the stories several times previously. How often do they play these re-runs>?
Another mood regulator is opening the blinds. It was way too dark in here. When I leave to do to work, the blinds are closed. When I return home, there may be enough sunlight remaining for two hours. It’s difficult to change that routine but I need to build in greater flexibility especially if I am admitted to graduate school. Even though the classes will only be held on weekends, there is bound to be work needed to be completed between sessions. Hence we have another opportunity to regulate mood by taking a class, taking on a new challenge and adjusting my schedule. All kinds of ways to change my moods. This is what I have done, in increments. But you might apply it in your own life. Whether you add a medication to your regimen is up to you.
- Mood Swings are an ability (utlonghorn92.wordpress.com)
- Six Android apps you need now (reviews.cnet.com)
- Feeling Down? 39 Ways to Boost Your Mood!! (desire2change1.wordpress.com)
- 18 Quick Ways To Boost Happiness And Productivity At Work (businessinsider.com)