Why You're Moody and What To Do About It
By Genevieve Cunningham
Moodiness is a real struggle for many. Sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, our moods swing harder than a major league baseball bat. We’re elated one minute, and then we’re in the depths of despair the next. Why? What makes us feel so on edge? The truth is that it could be so many different things that are causing these meltdowns. If you’re ready to ditch the moodiness for good (or at least as much as possible!), take a look at these common causes of moodiness plus some tips for getting your moods under control.
Your Hormones Are Awry
Hormones are both incredibly tricky and incredibly delicate. A slight imbalance can wreak havoc throughout the body. And moodiness can be a sign that your hormones need attention. Other signs of a hormonal imbalance might include night sweats, headaches, sleep issues, and weight gain or loss. If you have these symptoms, or you just suspect that a hormonal imbalance is at play, get to the doctor to get checked.
You're Not Getting Enough Sleep
Sleep is a crucial part of healthy living. If you’re exhausted, it’s only natural that you’ll also be irritable. If you’re not getting enough sleep, spend some time and attention on turning this around. Go to bed on time, make it really dark, turn down the temperature, and listen to something soothing. The sooner you correct your sleeping issues, the sooner you’ll end the needless moodiness.
You're Too Busy
Being busy can be good. It can keep you mentally focused and physically fit. But when you’re too busy, it can be stressful. If you have too much on your plate, start saying no. Cut back where you can, and get your activities under control. This frees up some of your time, lowers your stress, and leaves you feeling better overall so that you can end the irritability and feel stable every day.
Moodiness happens, and that’s OK. But if swinging emotions are a constant in your life, it’s time to get some help! Look for these common causes of moodiness in your life, and make changes where necessary. With just a few adjustments to your life and routine, you may be able to nip moodiness in the bud and feel better than ever in no time at all.
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