Today’s post is about that comforting feeling you can get from knowing you’re part of something bigger than you. As I sat down to write it, of course it occurred to me that this probably isn’t something we feel when our mood is low.
At times like these, you (a) feel alone, (b) (perversely?) want to be left alone, so (c) often end up being alone.
All of this doesn’t exactly foster a sense of being something bigger than yourself, does it?
Let’s therefore try an experiment. My last post was about the power of knowing yourself. I mentioned Philipp Keel’s book ‘All About Me‘, with its multiple questions designed to reveal who you really are.
Now, as a reader of Moodnudges (for which I’m really grateful) you are of course already part of something bigger.
Our circulation is growing: it was 2,580 at the last count, still cozy enough to feel you’re not lost in a crowd, but big enough to represent all manner of views and outlooks.
So today let’s throw open the Comments section of the blog so you can bump into some of the other fine people who read these posts. How? Well, simply answer one question as a comment on the post – then/or feel free to chip in on others’ comments.
Here’s my question, then: What helps you most when your mood is low?
Hopefully we’ll kill two birds with one stone. We’ll share some great advice at the same time as giving a voice to you and the other Moodnudgers who make up our flourishing community.