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How to Keep Your Mood Up All Day Long

By Genevieve Cunningham

Bad moods happen to the best of us. When we're too tired or when we have some additional stress plaguing us, it's completely normal to have a dip in mood. But sometimes it seems like it's especially hard to keep our mood up. Maybe it's the stress of work or the anticipation of our busy after-work schedule. Whatever is causing the moodiness, it's important -- for us and everyone else -- to keep it under control. If you would like to get a handle on your mood and maintain a stable, positive mood from morning to night, take a look at these tips.

You Need to Make Personal Breaks a Regular Thing

No one is meant to work all day without breaks. If this is your approach to your day, it's no wonder you suffer bad moods. Make sure that you're taking regular breaks -- as many as you're allowed. And even beyond that, take some mental breaks. When you can't think about your project or task anymore, stop and do something unrelated for a minute. Check the news, read an interesting article, or look at some pictures. These little breaks actually improve our productivity and definitely help our moods from day to day.

Eat Well and Don't Starve Yourself

If you're hungry all the time, you're going to be grumpy. It's a really simple concept. Make sure that you're eating a well balanced, nutritious meal as much as possible. And make sure your snacks are nutritious. And make sure you're getting enough water. Starving yourself or filling yourself with junk is going to depress your health -- both physical and mental -- until you change this bad diet habit.

Find Reasons to Laugh

Laughter is a bad mood medicine. If you feel your mood beginning to slip, focus on getting a laugh. Watch a video, look up some jokes, talk to some friends. Do whatever you need to do to lighten the atmosphere and get in a giggle. Laughter is so good for body, mind, and soul. Make time for laughter regularly, and your moods will definitely improve.

Moodiness is going to happen. We're all going to have a bad day. We're all going to feel too much stress and take it out on people who don't deserve it. But there are things that we can do to improve our mood and boost stability. Use these tips to manage your mood from morning to night, and enjoy your life a little more every day.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Anaheim, Calif.

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