I don’t think it’s any big secret that grey skies effect our mood. I think this is something that everyone can relate to, whether you suffer from mental illness or not. The last few days have been grey and wet here in God’s country, AKA Winnipeg, Manitoba. My mood has been effected and I’m ready for some sunshine. Sundays and Mondays are difficult because the kids go back to their mom’s and this weather has made it a little more difficult. Now what can I do with this? I can’t change the weather. I can’t part the clouds and let the sun shine through. It’s impossible. What have I said about fighting against reality before? It causes a hell of a lot of misery and really solves nothing. If you’ve found a way of manipulating these sorts of things, please share it with me! Days like these are days where I could benefit from practicing some mindfulness. I could notice the moment and not worry about how long the clouds are going to stay or if it’s going to rain again tomorrow. I could notice that it’s cloudy, but not judge it good or bad. Today is a practice in being in the moment and the second you notice you’ve strayed from the moment is the second that you have returned to it.