Using Your Mood Barometer To Bridge The Gap

Using Your Mood Barometer To Bridge The Gap

Using Your Mood Barometer To Bridge The Gap

Mood Barometer is Your Key to Staying on Track

Sometimes we find ourselves lost and way off-track and we wonder how this happened so suddenly. Yesterday we were ok and today, we’re lost. Our Mood Barometer is key to our understanding.

Being on track is rather like walking a well marked path through a familiar forest. It’s bright and breezy, and easy to follow. It’s an enjoyable experience. We know we’re on track because our mood is also bright and breezy. Life is exciting, we have a sense of freedom and inspiration flows.

Just like any path there are twists and turns, so how do we know when we are still on our path or not? That’s the job of our Mood Barometer.

Stages of Feeling Lost Without a Mood Barometer

Often, our mind will wander and our mood will take a turn. We still feel ok but inspiration is elusive and things aren’t quite working the way we’d like them to. We’re not quite sure what’s happening. This is when we’ve wandered off that forest path just a little without realising it.  When this occurs, many moods can set in, such as frustration.

Then we don’t know why things aren’t working and they just seem to get worse. This is a path through the forest that we are actually forging ourselves. It’s no longer paved and illuminated. But still, we don’t realise we’re off the path, eventhough we maybe discouraged. It’s probably somebody else’s fault anyway.

We hit rock bottom when fear and depression comes from being lost in an unknown forest for a long time. We aren’t able to recognise where we are or how we even got there. The only things that we can see are more of the same. More thick forest, more thoughts of things that aren’t working. We are well and truly lost.

Reading Your Own Mood Barometer

Most people don’t understand there’s a transition from one stage to the next. But, just like the forest that changes vegetation and light, we have a Mood Barometer that gives us indicators. Indicators of wandering off the path could be feelings of contentment or boredom. But they’re easy to ignore. These moods indicate that we should readjust our mood to get back on the well lit, familiar path of joy and excitement. And when we don’t, we wander further and further off track, until we can’t even recognise where we are or how we got there.

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Role of Your Mood Barometer

It’s always salvageable but there’s a bridge from where we are to where we want to be and it needs to be traversed. We can’t make one giant leap and we need to find our way back to the path, so our thoughts and our moods are what we use to traverse the bridge. We feel our way back to the path.

Now it may seem as though the distance between the well-lit path and completely lost are very close, but it’s not. There are always indicators along the way. This is the job of our Mood Barometer, to indicate to us where we are located at any given time. When we’re aware of our moods, it becomes easier to readjust, well before we get lost.

Our Mood Barometer indicates where we are in relation to where we want to go. The well-lit path of joy and inspiration represents where we want to be and being lost in a strange forest represents fear and powerlessness, the furtherest point away. There are mood indicators every step of the way like signposts, to warn us of the direction we’re traveling. Most times, we ignore these signs.

Outside Influences on Your Mood

The reason our mood changes so rapidly is mostly because of the influence we give to outside factors. That’s other people, the response to our environment and opinions towards what’s happening in our lives.

For instance, if work isn’t a good environment, then it’s easy to focus on what’s going wrong. When this happens, our mood follows and maybe frustration is the mood that occurs. This creates a habit of feeling frustrated every time we think about work. This frustration flows through every part of our lives, until everything is frustrating. The only thing that appears before us is more frustration.

This wasn’t a leap from inspiration to frustration, it was a subconscious meandering into the mood of frustration until frustration became the dominant mood. From there it’s easy to keep traveling in the direction our Mood Barometer indicates is well away from our path. Through disappointment, doubt, worry, blame and discouragement.  Once we’re there, it’s like trying to forge a path into the unknown. It’s difficult. That’s when life feels difficult and lonely.

We are never alone and we are never so lost that we can’t find our way back on track. All it takes is understanding our Mood Barometer and which way our moods are indicating. Closer to our path or further away. When we’re feeling discouraged and we want to feel great, our Mood Barometer is indicating that there’s a gap because it doesn’t feel good. Closing that gap by building a bridge is the best tool we can have in our Life Tool Box.

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Developing the Tools for a Bridge

To develop this, we first need an Awareness.

  • An awareness of how we’re feeling and an awareness of what we’re thinking.

We don’t need to monitor our thoughts all day, but when we find ourselves smiling, our Mood Barometer is indicating we’re moving towards our path and when we find ourselves frowning, we’re thinking thoughts that are moving us away from that path.

  • The second thing we need is to Interrupt the pattern of thoughts.

Sometimes we can get so good at thinking rubbish, that the thoughts come thick and fast. These are thoughts that don’t support us, but they’re running rampant. There’s no time to even find something better to think about. That’s when we need an interrupter. There are many methods of doing this. Remember when you were little and someone would tell you something you didn’t want to hear, you would makes noises not to hear them. Well, that’s an interrupter. It stops the mind from taking that same path it’s been going along.

  • The next piece is to consciously look for something Neutral to focus on.

This could be the weather, nature, a bird, even a song. This is creating some space and stopping the momentum.

  • When you begin to feel some relief, it’s time for the next step. Encouraging Self-Talk.

We’ve interrupted the pattern. Now it’s time to look for something that our Mood Barometer indicates feels a little better. That comes from our self-talk. Rather than allowing our thoughts to wander, because we haven’t created a new focus yet, consciously choose thoughts that feel better and better. But don’t leap so far that they’re unbelievable.

Use Encouraging Self-Talk to move in the direction of the illuminated path as a neutral space still exists. Your Mood Barometer will guide you. This isn’t rocket science, it’s natural and something we were all born with.

I’ll record a video so that you can see how to use your self-talk to improve your mood.

Improving Your Default Mood

But don’t stop there. We all have a moods are indicating and it’s good to understand what yours may be. For many years, my default mood was Worry. I would worry about everything and that seemed normal. Then I moved my default mood up the map to Boredom. That was where I spent a lot of my time. Now my default mood is more around Enthusiasm and Eagerness. So make sure your default mood is not so far down the Mood Map that as soon as you move in direction, you’re feeling blame or anger. We’re more likely to notice the signs we’re getting lost, if our default mood is closer to our path.

In summary, the tool you’re looking for is a bridge. The steps along that bridge are:

  • Awareness,
  • Interruption,
  • Neutralising,
  • Encouraging Self-Talk.

Remember the Rules

There are two warnings.

  1. Don’t try huge leaps. You’ll end up in the river if you try and jump over the bridge.
  2. You can’t stop on the bridge because you’ll go backward. Those old thoughts still have momentum and you haven’t replaced the momentum with something better yet.

Practice, that’s all it takes. Then, when you get lost and you will from time to time, you have the tools to traverse the bridge and move towards your path.

But start at the beginning because, until you interrupt that pattern, you can’t even see that there is a bridge.

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About Gayle Maree

Gayle overcame decades of limiting beliefs about success and money to live a life she had only dreamt about. She spends her time between USA and Australia (home to their 7 grown children and Natural Health Clinic) and conducts workshops all over the world with husband of 30 years, Allan; helping purpose-driven women like you, shed their old patterns and beliefs to manifest the happiness they truly deserve.

People are attracted to Gayle for the high energy, intuitive insights and deep wisdom; and for the powerful transformation they gain through 6D Mood Mastery.

Are you ready to transform your life?

Her key course is 6D Mood Mastery©, and 6 Foundations for a Successful Online Business©.

Gayle is a Spiritual Counselor, Mother, Entrepreneur and Eternal Optimist. She is co-author of 6 Dimensions of Healing©, author of 6 Foundations of a Successful Online Business©  and Habits of Happiness.

Her mission is to empower people to recognize their own inner guidance so they can take the path of happiness to manifest their dreams.

5 Keys To Uplifting Your Default Mood

5 Keys To Uplifting Your Default Mood

5 Keys To Uplifting Your Default Mood

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What is a default mood and how do you know if you even have one?

The default mood is the one we gravitate towards because it’s comfortable. We experience many moods during the day and each of them is in response to our reaction about something we’re thinking about. Whether we’ve read something and formed an opinion, we’re observing an event, or just mulling things over in our head, it all leads to a mood.

This mood is our road map. It paves our journey called life and becomes our reality. Our dominant mood actually attracts people, events and opportunities into our life. So it’s important that our mood is recognised so that we can change what we’re offering in terms of requests to the Universe.

Everyone Has A Default Mood.

Everyone has a default mood. This is the mood we’re most comfortable hanging around in. It’s the mood we find ourselves in most of the day and the one we base our decisions from. So if our default mood is worry, then most of our decisions will be made from that base of worry. We may move up the mood map to doubt, disappointment and frustration, but beyond that is relatively unfamiliar territory. It’s also very easy to topple into blame and discouragement.

Mood Map

Our scale of experience is in a narrow band somewhere between discouragement and frustration. To go beyond this, to Hopefulness and Optimism, can create discomfort and automatically, like a tight rubber band, we snap back to our default.

When we’ve trained our default mood to become Unworthiness, the easy next step down is Fear, Depression and Despair. It’s only a small step at that, so very accessible. The best we can hope to get to from Unworthiness is Jealousy, Hatred and Anger. It’s really not very good company. When we’re challenged to move beyond this band of moods, to optimism for example, we usually hide and retreat to where we’re comfortable and that’s within our default mood range. We give this fancy names like self-sabotage, but really, it’s just moving back to where we feel safe and familiar.

How Did We Get A Default Mood?

Through the experiences of life, we chose a default mood. Somewhere we could feel safe. Often it was a place to fall, safe from the hurt of the outside world. It was never a conscious choice. No sane person ever chooses to feel bad as their default. But, through the experiences of life, we gradually found our safe mood.

All of our perceptions towards life are rooted in our mood. How we see life, how we respond, the opportunities that present themselves and the choices we make. All of these foundations for living a good life are based in our default mood. It’s our mood that creates either a life we love or one we hate, so if we change our default, we can begin to see changes in our life.

There are 5 Keys to Changing our Default Mood:

  1. We need to be aware of our default. It’s easy to recognize how we’re feeling during the day by whether we’re smiling or frowning. Whether our thoughts are uplifting to debilitating. Angry or afraid. Matching them against the mood map.
  2. Consciously choose relief. Once aware of the default, we can begin to look for thoughts of relief during the day, consciously changing the way we look at everything.
  3. Notice where we’re gravitating. As we notice our mood once again, we can choose better and better thoughts which are the prelude to mood.
  4. Feel comfortable with the discomfort. Our comfort zone is set to the limits of our default mood. As we begin to notice the shift in mood, we can become more comfortable. The more often we visit a better mood, the more our comfort zone expands.
  5. Empower ourselves. Using self-talk, we begin to acknowledge we are enough. We are comfortable feeling good and worthy of a great life. We deserve love, joy, inspiration and ease and flow.

Our birthright is to create a life we love. It’s not something we have to do, but something we really want to do.

Benefits Of Changing Your Default Mood

It’s no secret as to why life just works for some people, and seemingly against others. Their default moods are completely different. Therefore their request form to the Universe is completely different. When they make decisions with a base of Optimism, they’re going to see the evidence of optimistic decisions all around them. The opposite is also true for many people.

The good news is that a default mood is changeable. We can change our own. Just by using the 5 keys above we can practice creating a life we really love. The future is really worth any perceived emotional risk. And when our mood changes, we feel great. That’s the greatest benefit of all.

How Do We Stay Feeling great? Well, that’s another story.

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6D Mood Mastery Quickstart

Your inner path to consistent happiness.

If you haven't taken advantage of the 14 day  Mood Mastery Quickstart then it's your time to begin now. Take back control of your life and begin to create your habit of happiness.

It includes the PDF to your Mood Barometer and Mood Map.

Continue your journey with

6 Dimensions of Healing – Handbook

6 dimensions of healing

Amazon Au    Barnes & Noble    Amazon US

About Gayle Maree

Gayle overcame decades of limiting beliefs about success and money to live a life she had only dreamt about. She spends her time between USA and Australia (home to their 7 grown children and Natural Health Clinic) and conducts workshops all over the world with husband of 30 years, Allan; helping purpose-driven women like you, shed their old patterns and beliefs to manifest the happiness they truly deserve.

People are attracted to Gayle for the high energy, intuitive insights and deep wisdom; and for the powerful transformation they gain through 6D Mood Mastery.

Are you ready to transform your life?

Her key course is 6D Mood Mastery©, and 6 Foundations for a Successful Online Business©.

Gayle is a Spiritual Counselor, Mother, Entrepreneur and Eternal Optimist. She is co-author of 6 Dimensions of Healing©, author of 6 Foundations of a Successful Online Business©  and Habits of Happiness.

Her mission is to empower people to recognize their own inner guidance so they can take the path of happiness to manifest their dreams.