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  • Writer's pictureChris Gordon

What's the matter, ya mad bro?

You know those days where everything just pisses you off? You can’t seem to do anything right. All of your interactions with people end up going south.

There are some mornings when you pop out of bed you just know it’s going to be one of those days. First, you stub your toe on the dresser then get soap in your eyes while washing your face. Then you head downstairs to get your much needed coffee, only to find it didn’t brew because you lost power overnight. Now you’re going to be late because you have to stop and grab some gas station joe. All is well and good until the lid pops off and spills all over your lap. All you want to do is go home and crawl back into bed; the universe clearly seems to be against you today and it’s not even eight a.m. yet. You forge ahead, but are in such a crappy mood now you’re scared of what the rest of the day is going to bring. What’s the play now?

Get your body moving. Go for a walk or jog. Hop on your bike and go ride. As enjoyable as we think it is to ride the couch, Netflix and crush Doritos…. We are actually feeding into our pissy mood and making it worse.

Not always the case, but sometimes there may be some internal workings going on that manifests into our sh*tty moods. Maybe your mom told you “no” or you got some unwelcomed feedback about your new haircut and it hurt your feelers…. This stuff is going to happen and an effective way to get it out of your head is to get it onto paper. I’ve found the more journaling the less a-holing that goes on.

Sometimes you just need to take a break and go do something different, something that you enjoy. Mowing the yard, working in the garden, or getting out in nature. It can be amazing what happens when you put yourself into an environment that brings you some joy… even if it might be another kind of work.

If you’re mad bro, that’s okay, if you stay mad, bro… that’s no bueno.

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