Even Happy People Get Grumpy

For the last couple of days I’ve been grumpy; mostly in the late afternoon and evening. It’s a strange thing for me as I’m not often that way. I generally make it through the day on an even keel and I stay mostly on the upper end of the happiness scale.

I predict it’s due to my change in diet. I’m doing a round of the South Beach Diet and the first week is typically challenging for me until my system gets adjusted. So the physical ups and downs translated to emotional ups and downs, impatience over little things, general frustration and the strong need to eat cups of ice cream.

Sometimes the only thing you can do is to just let things go. Don’t worry about it. Focus your mind on simple things. Take a walk. Meditate. Eat some protein instead of sugar laced foods. Get some sleep.

The important thing is not to beat yourself up about your mood and not take it out on others. It’s a temporary situation. If you focus on the bad feelings coursing through your body you run the risk of lengthening your negative mood.

So, chill out. Don’t do anything too complicated. Drink lots of water. J

I’m already feeling better just writing about it. I’m also on my way to a weeklong adventure. More about that later.

Have a great day!

Michael