We’re visited by negative states so often, most of us have come to take them for granted as an expected part of living. Such as:
“Yesterday wasn’t too bad, but today I woke up on the wrong side of the bed and I’m in a bad mood. I feel a little down, probably because my boyfriend didn’t respond to the text I sent him at 3:00 in the morning. But,isn’t that natural?”
Having frequent bad moods is common, but that doesn’t mean it’s natural.
Blaming your boyfriend – or anything else – for the way you feel is also common. It’s the answer you give yourself to the question of why you’re in a bad mood this morning.
But here’s a more important question: What’s the real reason why I’m in a bad mood so often?
The Answer to Why Our Bad Moods Are So Frequent
Just as with anything else we spend a lot of time with, we spend a lot of time in negative states because we value them.