Some days, its true I have more patience than others. Today is not one of those days and when I’m being Little Miss down in the dumps, cranky pants it’s best for all concerned that I hibernate and keep my mouth firmly shut. If I’d believed in God, perhaps my prayer would be ‘Let my brain work quicker than my lips will quip’. Being a smart ass can get a lot of laughs, it can also result in a little too much acerbic honesty. There is a time for every season and on a day like today it is not the honesty is the best policy season.
So what is the point of my long winded ramblings apart from to off load that I’ve got the arse on me today? Well it’s about using your mood to enhance your creativity rather than wallowing in your misery and wasting time that could be spent being productive. Today for instance I am NOT in the mood to write so instead I decided to jot out a blog post, listen to some of my favourite melancholic tunes and after an early night and a good sleep I’ll hopefully be back to writing ‘Beyond the Mist’ tomorrow. Other days I’ve used my creative talents in the garden or kitchen, writing a dark short story or a poem or two, but one of the lessons I’ve learnt is to embrace each mood and use it to creative ends.
Which leaves me wondering, how do you shake off a funky mood? Do you have habits or rituals that you follow to use bad and sad moods to embrace your creativity?