Question of the Day – No. 307

Besides yourself, who has the power to influence your mood?

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  1. 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.

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      1. 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.

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      2. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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    1. 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? 😀

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  9. 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 ;-))

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