Having a chronic debilitating disease is not a reason to be a grumpy old woman. Yet, I realize that lately I have been. Partly because I am in a depression right now and negative emotions are stronger. I am actively trying to be less grumpy.
When someone in my support group suggested listing out 3 things that she is grateful everyday, I started doing it too! This bit of mindfulness changes the mindset for the positive.
Also, when I start to feel grumpy I put on music, Christmas music lately. It’s hard to remember to be mad when I am singing.
Listing what I am grateful for is as effective in replacing negative thoughts & words with positive ones. It changes one’s mindset.
I am not sure how my sweet husband puts up with me sometimes, so I am working hard on being happier. Happiness comes from within. It isn’t something that can be given to me. So, I need to be proactive in creating my happiness.
Love, Peace and Light! Rita