one's frame of mind

frame of mind

A person's outlook, mood, or attitude. I'm always in a much better frame of mind if I have a chance to unwind after work. You've got to improve your frame of mind if you want to get that job. No one's going to hire someone who isn't confident in their own abilities!
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one's frame of mind

Fig. one's mood or mental state. My frame of mind is sort of low at the moment. I've had a very bad day.
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With their sumptuous gowns of embroidered velvet and the adornments of silver and gold, these objects of adoration or contemplation exude a palpable presence, which can be soothing or unnerving, depending on one's frame of mind.
This downsizing has been achieved without traumatic reductions in municipal services - indicating, depending on one's frame of mind, that the city has done an admirable job of finding ways to make its operations more efficient, or that there used to be a lot of flab in the budget.
The List Top New Zealand jockeys 2008-09 wins NZ$m 1 James McDonald 123 2.5 2 Sam Spratt 112 3.4 3 Michael Coleman 106 2.8 Top New Zealand trainers 2008-09 wins NZ$m 1 Mark Walker 102 3.7 2 Murray/Bjorn Baker 73 2.5 3 Michael Pitman 68 1.1 *Season ended July 31 - see racingpost.com for full lists in International Reviews section Wit and wisdom 'Depending on one's frame of mind, training racehorses might variously be described as a vocation, a livelihood or an affliction' Bill O'Gorman Compiled by Nicholas Godfrey and Steve Dennis
"Living in a brutal, violent and unforgiving environment where death and adversity is a constant companion, I have learned through the years that, depending on one's frame of mind, even on Death Row, one can experience peace and tranquillity even while encumbered in a struggle of basic survival, while at the same time seeking justice.
Chapters address the value of prayer and meditation to stabilizing one's frame of mind, the power of love as a motivating force to earn success, how all things are possible to all people, the values of enthusiasm and perseverance, and much more.
Users can feel a wide variety of effects, often depending on one's frame of mind, personality, and expectations when taking the drug.