Moods are relatively long lasting emotional and/or mental states.
I studied the Bach flower remedies and all 38 remedies are connected with negative moods, moods which can be so stubborn that they can infect our life and the life of those we live with, for a too long time and in a bad way.
Negative moods can ruin relationships.
Bach flower remedies transform negative moods into positive ones.
Examples of negative moods are: fear, lack of self trust, anxiety, loneliness, mental and physical tiredness, not able to make choices, fear for failure, fear to make mistakes, hesitating, fear to lose control, anger, fury, the lack of daring to say “No!”, jealousy, hatred, revenge, intolerance, lack of self protection, an too open auric field, too open chakras, problems with changes in life, overanxious for the well-being of others, feeling guilty, feelings of self hatred, depressions, melancholy, feeling too much responsible for others, criticism, bitterness, irritation, impatiens, despair, overruling others, and so on.
The 38 Bach flower remedies are the most simple remedies in naturopathy, and the most efficient.
So, manage your emotions, and fulfill your potential…..!
Robert Thayer, psychologist, wrote a book about moods, and what one can do about them, how one can create a more happy life. The title of he books is: “Calm energy”….
“You are what you eat, but why are you eating so much? Why can’t you stay with a reasonable exercise program? It’s your moods!”
The causes of obesity and lack of exercise can be traced to unprecedented increases in stress, depression, and anxiety. People are working more, sleeping less, and gobbling antidepressants at an astonishing rate. The increased pace of life and the information age are overwhelming us, and the effects are evident. To combat stress in our lives, we are driven to seek energy from foods we eat. When feelings of depression and anxiety hit, we self-medicate with food. Drained of energy, we avoid exercise.
Mood is central to these negative cycles. Our moods are made up of two elemental feelings – energy and tension. Low energy and increased tension (tense tiredness) can result in depression, overeating, and avoidance of exercise. The opposite mood is calm energy, a Zen-like mood that others have referred to as “Flow” or “the Zone.” When experiencing this state, we eat only what we need, and exercise becomes attractive.
Managing energy and tension – and therefore regulating our moods – is key to sticking to a healthy eating and exercise plan. In Calm Energy, Robert Thayer describes how most people’s daily energy cycles function, and explains how you can learn about your own mood cycles. Instead of using food as a mood regulator – as in emotional eating – you can use appetite as a guide and have a better chance of controlling weight. When naturally occurring periods of tense tiredness occur, such as late afternoon and evening, you will recognize these danger zones. One of Thayer’s most important research findings is that exercise is a better mood regulator than food or just about anything, and it can help you stick to a diet because it improves your mood by giving you more energy.
This provocative new approach to understanding and fighting weight gain and inactivity offers practical advice and a biological explanation for your cravings, moods, and avoidance of exercise. You can learn to choose exercise as an alternative to food when you are feeling down, and experience the optimum goal of “calm energy.”
This post was published originally on December 1, 2010.