Sad mood?

The weekend is always a good time to look back on your achievements during the last week. Yesterday I had an emotionally pretty shitty day with a sad mood. 🤬 I think that happens to everyone once in a while. So my question was: How to snap out of it?

I realized that I needed to snap out of it. To get rid of my sad mood, I analyzed the best decisions in my life. Actually, most of them were pretty hard to make. And I came up with a list of 14 decisions, I made in the past. First of all, I added all of them to my success journal. Doing so gave me back a lot of my energy. Because it made me aware, that oneself puts down the seeds for one’s successes!

The quick fix to snap out of a sad mood

Here is an amazing simple quick fix for you. And the best thing is, you do not need to be a professor to understand and apply it! Just use your senses and focus. Just see, listen and feel, what Dr. Daniel Amen recommends as the ultimate brain-based therapy.

Source: Youtube

Further, I want to encourage you, to go deeper and build a more solid foundation for it. Think about the best decisions in your life. And to write them down. If you are smarter than me, and I guess that you are,  you will do it, before you get into a sad mood. Because it doesn’t need a bad day to do so, it actually should be much easier to do it on a good one. 😆 But if you are already in a sad mood, this exercise will help you to snap out of it!

I came up with a list of my best decisions:

You might realize, that most of the big decisions you took where turnaround points, within the darker parts of your biography. That’s ok, and natural because in such situations you are more willing to initiate bigger changes.

As a second step to snap out of a sad mood

Change your sad mood into energy

Bring the list in of your best decisions a sequence. That should be pretty easy. My list looks like that now:

  • 2008 getting divorced
  • 2009 founding Rooms4Music
  • 2011 reading 📖 “Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer”
  • 2012 focusing on health, making it my #1 value
  • 2013 visiting Tony Robbins seminars
  • 2014 visiting Bodo Schäfer Seminars
  • 2015
    • realizing that monogamy is a fallacy
    • selling my house in Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • 2016
    • putting money on the stock market
    • participating in the workation in Bali
    • spending the majority of my time in Bali
    • starting Vitality4Happiness
  • 2017
    • leaving Germany and moving to Hanoi
    • putting Rooms4Music in Chris’s hands
  • 2018 bringing Rooms4Music back onto the success path and cutting costs
  • 2019 selling Rooms4Music

Now it becomes a bit more difficult, but it is highly effective!

Treatment of a sad mood, and how to snap out of it:

Analyze if you can see a pattern, which carried from one decision to the next, from one level of your development to the next higher level. I found it helps if you add the outcome of your decisions to the list.

  • 2008 getting divorced = Found the love of my life and shared the best years of my life with her.
  • 2009 founding Rooms4Music = becoming independent from my job in 2012 and living entrepreneurial freedom
  • 2011 reading 📖 “Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer” = turning my self-employment into a self-running enterprise
  • 2012 focusing on health as my #1 value = discovered running as my new passion, started yoga and improved my movability and flexibility especially in my mind

The biggest change in my mindset and to snap out of it was

  • 2013 visiting Tony Robbins seminars = understood the psychology of people better, especially my own, I realized that freedom (of mind, traveling, sexual, financial) is my highest value
  • 2015
    • visiting Bodo Schäfer Seminars = developed my plan for financial freedom, an investment strategy, and  asset allocation
    • selling my house in Ludwigsburg, Germany = became financially independent
    • monogamy is a fallacy = freedom of mind, sexual freedom, much more relaxed and natural relationships with women, sharing and enjoying more tantric energy than I ever dreamed of
  • 2016
    • putting money on the stock market =
      • I started trading and becoming an investor
      • started to enjoy the volatility of the market
      • finally, I learned to stay calm, if the market is going against my expectation and
      • becoming financially independent
    • participating in the workation in Bali = falling in love with Bali and the idea of working location independent
    • spending the majority of my time in Bali = living my dream and making 2017 the best year of my life
    • starting with Vitality4Happiness = researching, finding, and living my passion
  • 2017
  • 2018 bringing Rooms4Music back onto the success path and cutting costs. =
    • Making 2018 to the most successful year in terms of
      • turnover,
      • profit and as a result of that
      • the value of the enterprise.
  • 2019

Prevention of sad mood

Now comes the real challenge:

After you did this analysis, extrapolate to the next decision. That will carry you to the next level of your development. Chose one or two new ones, which is the most charming for you, and make a decision. This will help you to prevent you from getting into a sad mood. I am not promising you, that you will never ever get back into a sad mood again. But as long as you got the clarity of your direction due to your decision, it is pretty unlikely to fall back into it. If it still appears, it just means, you are not focussing on it anymore, or it is time to go through the procedure once again.

If you want some more background information and inspiration for that, listen to

That will give you some understanding of how it psychologically works and encourage you to take the next step. But you don’t need to understand it, to use the procedure. Likewise, you don’t need to understand how a gearbox works, to be able to drive a car.

For me the next targets are:

  • living a happy vital life of physical and mental fitness of 300+ years
  • developing 4ster Holding into a 10.000.000 € company

Remember, not achievement, but Steady growth along the way is the source of everlasting happiness!

 

Now Return to Day 17 of Your Abundance Challenge – Living Carefree

Day 17 for Your Abundance Challenge – Living Care Free

Your Gratitude Challenge:

  • Write down five things you are grateful for:

1. I am grateful for …, because …
2. Further, I am grateful for …, because …

3. Finally, I am grateful for …, because …

Please remember that as your self-esteem grows, due to a feeling of gratitude, your feelings of helplessness and your fears disappear.

And use the Mental Strength 8-week training to help you to deal with your specific fears.

Mental Strength Training - 8-Weeks To Turn Angst And Fears Into Gold

Mental Strength Training – 8-Weeks To Turn Angst And Fears Into Gold

Like Heat Turns Ice Into Water,
Gratitude Turns Fear Into Abundance!

Vital and happy regards
Klaus Forster

6 thoughts on “Sad Mood? Snap out of it!

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  3. Jenny says:

    Not achievement but steady growth… I agree. It’s very interesting to learn more about you and how you manage your sad mood. It all comes down to focus. Whatever you focus on you feel and expands. You choose to focus on the Good decisions you’ve made that got you where you are now.
    It’s great to be able to see one’s life in a positive light, in black and white… very encouraging indeed. It makes me feel like I want to do the same.
    We want to make sure we live a life we can look back on and be proud.
    Thank you for sharing 💛

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