If you’ve ever “woken up on the wrong side of the bed”, you understand firsthand the difference between a “good” mood, and a “bad” mood. And you could certainly sympathize with how much more difficult it is to think positive thoughts about anything, on that particular morning!

When it comes to cultivating a positive mindset, mood matters. While our moods are separate from our mindset (because that they are emotional states of being – whereas our mindset is created from our thoughts), they have a symbiotic relationship.

As my late husband Dr. Richard Carlson wisely wrote in our NY Times bestseller Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

“A low mood is not the time to analyze your life. To do so is emotional suicide. If you have a legitimate problem, it will still be there when your state of mind improves. The trick is to be grateful for our good moods and and graceful in our low moods—not taking them too seriously.”

We often feel like our emotions are beyond our control, but the reality is that we have the power to influence the way we feel.

In today’s episode, Kristine Carlson shares how living mindfully – consciously, with intention – will help you transform any mood into a positive mindset.

If you want to make mindfulness part of your lifestyle, then this popular video course, You Can Be Mindful! is for you! There’s no time like the present to feel clarity and calm. In this course you’ll learn how to develop your mindfulness practice which will allow you to calm down and feel better – no matter what circumstances life brings you.

Learn about Dr. Shauna Shapiro’s practices from her bestselling book, Good Morning, I Love You, and how Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff can help you deepen your mindfulness practice.

These principles have already helped tens of millions of people around the world to live mindfully – so they can calm down and feel better. Go ahead and learn more here.


Host: Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson, New York Times Bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of waking up to life with joy and gratitude amidst the ups and downs of their earthly existence.



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