One’s mood can reflect his/her health and well-being. Your mood is an aspect of your subconscious, and it determines much of your character and personality.
We assume that people are moody because of their crazy temperaments, or their upbringing, or even assign it to genetics, Ana hasira kama za baba yake; and sometimes it’s true.
Most of the times, these grumpy people are just constipated, lack sleep or specific nutrients in their bodies. On the other hand, you can become constipated because you are constantly grumpy.
You probably know this person. One moment he/she is laughing with everyone, excited and very contagious with happiness. The next moment, the whole room is staring at her, quiet and wondering, “What just happened?!” as he/she screams at the someone for something very trivial, sitting on his spot.
Huyu sasa anajifanya aje?!
Immediately, someone acts out of character, we tend to label them; unstable, irrational, unpredictable, moody, crazy etc. The change of their mood has changed our perception of their personality in a split second.
You may also know of someone else who’s very grumpy, and immediately they have some yoghurt enriched with probiotics, their mood changes to being relaxed. That’s a case of constipation.
What happens in (and to) the body dictates how you feel. A cheerful and vigorous character reflects good health, especially in children, who are yet to build up their standard of thought, mood and character.
The first sign that a child is unwell is a change in their mood. If you watch yourself closely, you’ll find that your mood can signal your good or bad health
Your mood is a function of your health, energy and how you engage yourself every day in life (work, study, love, relationships etc.). We believe that happiness is a habit.
Read the Lishe Living articles on Mind & Mood, which focus on how your mood is affected by the processes in your body, especially your brain. These articles will explain how the chemicals inside your body affect your mood, and how your mood changes on whether these chemicals are overactive, inactive or under-active.