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In a Bad Mood? Try This!

By Brandi Goodman 

A bad mood can put a damper on your whole day. Perhaps you didn't get enough sleep. Maybe you're stressed about a work thing. You might have had an argument with a friend. Whatever the reason for your bad mood, try some things to help yourself get out of it. They can help you turn your day around.

Work Out

A workout can provide an opportunity to lift your spirits. You can sweat out the bad thoughts and get endorphins released into your system that will help boost your mood. Anytime you're feeling down or just in a bad mood for whatever reason, turn up the music and exercise to help yourself out of it.

Turn On Happy Tunes

Speaking of music it is wise to turn on some happy tunes. The right beat can go a long way toward improving the mood you're in. If you're feeling sad and turn on sad songs or feel angry and turn up the angry lyrics, you're even more likely to sit in those feelings. You should put on happier, upbeat songs that will put you into better spirits and inspire you to let go of your troubles.

Start a Project

Focusing your efforts on a new project can help you lessen the negativity. You won't have time to think about the upset you're feeling because you'll be worrying about what you're working on. Paint. Draw. Write a song. Crochet a blanket. Do something creative that can channel your energy.

Get Out Your Feelings

Sometimes nothing can change your bad mood no matter what you try. In this case, it's important to just get out your feelings and let yourself know it's OK to feel the way you are. Cry. Scream into a pillow. Vent to someone who understands what you're going through. You can even write it all down in a journal. Get it out anyway you need to help lift that weight -- and those thoughts -- off your shoulders (and mind). 

Being in a bad mood -- especially regularly -- can be detrimental to your health. Feeling upset can raise your blood pressure and make you feel stressed. It can cause tension in your body, a struggle to sleep, and worse. You should do what you can to put yourself in a better mood so your well-being and mental health is not in question.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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