Mood is different than pleasure. Pleasure can be produced by many things that harm you in the long run. But what raises your mood is almost always good for you. Your mood is an excellent indicator of healthy actions, healthy thoughts, and healthy emotions.
other words, your mood reflects what is good. A good mood is a measure
of many good, positive, uplifting, healthy, constructive qualities of
your life at the moment.
If you do healthy things —
mentally and physically healthy — it raises your mood. When good things
happen to you, same thing. When you really connect with
people, when you live your life lovingly, when you're inspired and
inspiring, when you're motivated and motivating, when you are thinking
and acting sanely, your mood is usually good.
mood is a good indicator of the quality of your life.
Adam Khan is the author of Self-Help Stuff That Works and Cultivating Fire: How to Keep Your Motivation White Hot.