3 Causes of Moodiness and Possible Solutions
By Genevieve Cunningham
Bad moods. Everyone gets in a bit of a funk every now and again. We're irritable and easily set off. But perhaps even more frustrating than a bad mood is when our mood swings back and forth quickly from one to another. When this happens, we often feel a bit of pressure to get it under control. But sometimes we just don't know what to do. In order to get the moodiness under control, you have to understand the cause. If you're experiencing a bit too much moodiness in your life, take a look at these possible causes and some possible solutions to get you feeling like yourself all over again.
Cause: Poor Sleep
A lack of sleep is the hidden culprit behind many ailments, and moodiness is no different. Poor sleep causes both body and mind to feel exhausted and overly stressed. It can also cause systems in the body to malfunction, resulting in various negative side effects. What can you do about it? Improve your sleep through a proper bedtime and routine, a comfortable environment, and a solid exercise routine.
Cause: Hormone Problems
When your hormones get out of whack, it can cause a wide array of negative symptoms in the body. Headaches, insomnia, sweating, weight gain, and of course … moodiness. But how do you manage a hormonal imbalance? You might need a little help. Visit your local healthcare provider for some tests. Once they determine whether an imbalance is present, they may be able to give you medicine, a diet plan, or other tips for getting your hormones -- and moods -- under control.
Cause: Excessive Stress
Too much stress can really cause significant problems. Stress has been linked to high blood pressure, an increased risk of heart disease, and various aches and pains. And as many people know, too much stress can also make you moody. To get this under control, you’ll need to get your stress levels lowered. Engage in physical exercise, practice stress relieving techniques, and get good bedtime habits to help in this area.
Moodiness is the worst. It's bad for you -- and it's even worse for everyone else. Check these hidden causes of moodiness to see if they're present in your life. If so, use the tips to get them under control. With some persistence, you may be able to kick these problems and swinging moods to the curb for good.
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