How to Turn a Bad Mood Around for Good
By Genevieve Cunningham
Everyone experiences a bad mood on occasion. Maybe you got a ticket on the way to work, spilled coffee on your brand new pants, or just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It happens. But when a bad mood lasts for days on end, it’s time to make a change. If you experience poor moods more often than you’d like to admit, take a look at these tips for turning it around and feeling a little better every day.
Too many people forget that there is a significant link between physical and mental health. If bad moods are prevalent, it might help to improve physical health first, which might then enhance mental wellness. Exercise loosens the body, strengthens the muscles, alters self perception, and produces happy chemicals such as adrenaline and endorphins. When we ignore this important part of staying healthy, it can negatively impact mental health and leave us with a permanent bad mood.
Bad moods tend to persist when we have nothing better to do with our time. If all we do is sit and stir in the mood, it’s not going to get any better. But if we deliberately change paths and engage our minds, the bad mood is more likely to dissipate. What might this include? Go for a hike, begin a big personal project, color, paint, play sports with friends, read a book. It looks like whatever you want it to look like! Choose something you enjoy, throw your energy and mind into it, and you’ll probably find that bad mood a thing of the past very quickly.
Surround Yourself With the Right People
Negative people tend to breed negative people. If you spend all of your time with people who look at the world through a dirty lens, you’re likely to start noticing the less than perfect aspects as well. Instead, surround yourself with people who view the world in a positive light. The more you keep this kind of company, the faster your own brain will shift to match their good moods, and the better you’ll feel on an everyday basis.
Bad moods will happen; life is meant to be a little up and down. But poor moods do not have to rule your life … or even your day. If you find yourself in a bad mood, try these tricks for turning it around. With some conscious effort, you may be able to kick bad moods to the curb and enjoy life a little more every day.
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