Okay guys, gotta level with you. I had a great morning and then found myself in another bad mood. Lame, right? Needless to say, I wasn’t too proud of myself for finding myself in a second bad mood just hours after posting the helpful tips on how I got out of the bad mood yesterday. And as you can imagine, being Miss MML, I have a hard time allowing myself to wallow too long before I start challenging myself to follow my own advice. Yep. You guessed it. I went back and actually re-read what I wrote this morning and retraced my steps.
This time the Circles of Influence and Concern weren’t quite as helpful since the factors were all the same as they were yesterday. But the good thing about this is that I managed to pull myself out of this mood in just a few hours by taking a few new steps.
I refused to put on the sweatpants.
Yep, no woe-is-me attire for this mood. I didn’t want the bad mood to get comfortable being in my life for too long.
I went for a run to clear my head.
No matter how bad my mood might be, there is no excuse to not enjoy a 74* day in Chicago in October. The little kids playing in the dog park also made it hard to hold onto my pity party. Dogs and toddlers, two of my weaknesses.
I listened to awesome running music too. I couldn’t possibly stay mad as Andre 3000 is telling me to shake it like a Polaroid picture. Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy may also have been on that playlist. Ahem.
I got 30% more generous.
While on the run, I challenged myself to find a way to help people, per my instructions from yesterday. I came up with a brilliant plan. I’m giving you, my wonderful friends, 20% off Jess LC with the code VERYGOODMOOD good until 11:59p Thursday (10/7). In addition, I’m showing my gratitude for my wonderful apartment by donating 10% of these VERYGOODMOOD orders to Habitat for Humanity (note: the discount code works in the credit card checkout only, PayPal does not accept discount codes). So if you are looking to buy any Jess LC jewelry in the near future, save yourself 20% and know that 10% of your order is going to help those in need. Why don’t we all make the world a better place? No better way for my clenched fists to soften than to extend them generously.
So there you have it. A few new ways to drive to sunny skies.