Question of the Day – No. 307 Besides yourself, who has the power to influence your mood? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 42 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 307” Add yours A year ago? Anyone & everyone. Now that I’m more sure of myself, only my partner and very close loved ones. Even still, I have control over how long my mood stays altered, especially if it’s a negative change. LikeLiked by 7 people Reply That’s amazing! How did you manage to make this great change? LikeLike Reply Well, I lost my mom last year after being her caregiver for a decade. Her death put a lot of things into perspective for me, and also helped me to realize how short life really is. She was only 47, and I’m now 23. Allowing people to control how I feel, what I think, or how I act isn’t how I want to live my life. So, I focus on what makes ME happy, as long as I’m not harming anyone else, especially the people I hold dear. LikeLiked by 1 person I’m very sorry for your loss. In the same time, I’m happy you found a way to see things in perspective, a thing that will help you from now on to truly appreciate what’s really important in life, starting with you. LikeLike Anybody can influence a change in my mood. I learnt last year tho that at the end of the day the one person who has the most influence over my mood is myself. If I let other things people say or do annoy me or cause me to overthink I can easily become dark and twisty, of course, it works the other way too, I can let them bring me happiness, laughter and joy. If people are negative I can only let that truly alter me if I get them that power. Family and extremely close friends can change my mood whether I let them or not, because I care for them, but I can deal with that. That’s part of my choice, it’s also part of my choice how long I let my mood stayed altered for, example if I’m angry or being stubborn and I take a huff. But why be angry or upset over somebody you don’t share your life with? It’s like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die, nothing will happen to them, but you feel the pain. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply I’ve heard this quote multiple times and each time it makes me go wow -> “It’s like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die”. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Reblogged this on Fiery K. Tarot. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you very much for your reblog! I really appreciate it! ❤ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply welcome! LikeLiked by 2 people My children ! for both evil and good lol When I’m in a bad mood they all help me. And when I’m in a good mood the 8 year old has the ability to stress me. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply It makes sense that the most important people for us have the ability to influence our mood… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply it does doesn’t it. I never thought of it that way. LikeLiked by 1 person my husband, cat, parents, siblings…. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Cat? How come? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My cat has health issues and if he is sick it really affects my mood LikeLiked by 1 person I’m very sorry for this. I hope his health will improve. LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you! He’ll be on the meds for the rest of his life, but I’ll get him as far as I can 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person My kid’s Tourettes, my dirty house, my overwhelming pile of bills/dishes/cleaning and also the positive side of these things: my amazing son, my beautiful home, my bank account to pay the bills and a supportive spouse who is in it with me, a job, etc. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply So mostly you’re influenced by the closest things to you. Do others have the power to influence your mood? LikeLike Reply Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure………. I ❤ IT!!!!! Nice Question!!! 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Thank you! 😀 LikeLike Reply Family and friends LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Would you consider necessary to diminish the influence of those people? LikeLike Reply I can reject if it is negative change. But I need them to change my mood positively So, not necessary to diminish influence of those people LikeLiked by 1 person Pretty much anyone and everyone can influence my mood depending on my sensitivity in that particular moment. But of course, most of the times it’s a constant battle to not let anyone have such an effect over my mood. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply How does that battle usually go? LikeLike Reply I think everything which interacts with me, could impact on my mood. I am very emotional and sensitive so always have a positive or negative impact on my mood. Not only surroundings but my own thoughts also influence my mood. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I believe that our thoughts have priority one in this influencing thing! How often do you get into a negative mood because of your surroundings? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I will may be every 3-4 months. LikeLiked by 2 people On a bad day, anyone acting in a negative way around/towards me can impact on me and further decrease my mood… On a neutral day, random acts of kindness or bitching/anger can spike my mood accordingly… On a good day just having maybe one or two GOOD friends to talk to about anything or nothing can make me feel truly invincible! Nothing can beat that feeling of being on top of the world. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Very interesting! And how often do you manage to get in touch with those friends that can make you feel invincible? LikeLike Reply No one… 🙂 “My will shall shape the future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze.. My choice; my responsibility; win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny”. Elaine Maxwell LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That’s the best! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My wife, my son and singers of certain songs LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Nice! Can you share a top 5 songs you use to lift your mood? LikeLike Reply Being an empath, damn near everyone. I’m getting better at avoiding the people who stress me out, I’m picky about where I go and when. At home my pets can influence how I see things – the beauty (although not the tastiness) of a bird, or the peace of being warm and loved. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply In their simplicity, pets can show us what’s really important in life… maybe we are the most intelligent species on this Earth, but we need to learn a thing or two about love and importance from other species. Btw, would you like to make a guest post about empathy here on Pointless Overthinking? 😀 LikeLike Reply not many. as far as I know, only my brother has a drastic control over my mood. even my parents can do that to an extent…(and also the trailers of Marvel movies ;-)) LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Oh yeah! The trailers of Marvel movies give me a cocktail of emotions 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Mr Jameson, Mr Springsteen…ahh the list is long LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I hope the long list bring you helpful influences. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply For the most part LikeLiked by 2 people Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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