Here is a remedy for being cantankerous and just plain irritable about life’s situations. Instead of trying to force yourself to pretend you are cheerful about the circumstances that seemingly are getting the best of you, take a real-life approach to fixing the whole matter.
I discovered that circumstances do not truly create moods, people themselves do. Your frame of mind is not preconditioned to circumstances, which causes your emotional reader to act erratic. People have simply learned over time to associate emotional responses with certain occurrences. Our thinking patterns are involuntarily forced into emotional responses based on the consistent images that suggest behavior responses. It took years of seeing these mental images that became conducive to producing reactionary responses without forethought. Therefore, it is not that simple as to act as if you are happy about things falling apart in your life that can ultimately cause an emotional shift.
However, since you do not have as much time as you previously used to develop these preconditioned patterns, try another method that I believe will help you overcome the melancholy responses to your situations that will eventually lead to depression. This method is simple and you need not be a mathematician to apply this technique. All you need to know is how to add or reasonably consider and this system will work for you. Are you ready to hear how you can change your seemingly predisposed behavior?
Count your blessings or they do not count! “What?!” you might respond. I know that you thought that the remedy to controlling your emotional moods is in a more complicated process, but on the contrary. The answers in much of our problematic situations are discovered in simplicity.
Count Your Blessing. Think of how much worst your situation could be, if you are only considering how bad it is. There are more things working in your favor than working against you. When you begin to count your blessings, you will notice how the good will far outweigh your bad.
Therefore, thank God! Complaining about your circumstances will not fix it; it will only exasperate it. However, if you count the good things that can come out of a bad situation, you will cause your emotional response to react favorably instead of negatively. Try it; it works.