Let’s face it, we all are going through it eventually. Having once in a while a bad mood spell shouldn’t bring you down for good.
There is always something you can do to change your mood from bad to better, just follow these few steps.
GO OUTSIDE AND ENJOY NATURE
Going outside may sound too simple, but trust me when I say that when you are outside, even just for 5 minutes, your positive mood level will increase quickly.
You don’t need to live, like me, in the countryside.
You also can do this efficiently in a city. Just go around your block, or go to the nearest park.
I ensure you this will clear your negative thought patterns and lift the mood.
ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR BAD MOOD
Avoiding your bad mood won’t change it at all, but when you acknowledge it, even embracing it, you will take the edge off it quite a bit.
People still do believe by avoiding the existence of their bad mood level will make it go away. Perhaps it does, for a while, but it will come back sooner or later, then what?
By being open and fully aware of your current mood level, you have a better chance of decreasing it to normal.
Perhaps take a punch into a pillow, or scream out loud a few times, yes, you also can safely use the F-word if you need to.
TIP: If you do live in an apartment building and loud screaming will lead to neighbors knocking on your door or walls, do this instead.
Take again, a pillow and hold it in front of your mouth, then scream with the whole capacity of your lungs. Repeat it until you feel it is enough.
How does it feel now, better I assume?
LET THE MOOD BE YOUR MESSENGER
Again, it doesn’t help you to look the other way when you are not in a good mood. Instead, ask yourself what is the reason for your current mood level?
Why do you feel that way, again? What triggered the bad mood?
Well, by now you get the drift.
By listening to your mood, it will tell you clearly what is going on, or actually what is not going on in your life. Do you need to make changes soon and if so what has to change immediately?
Talking to yourself is encouraged and also writing down the answers about your current bad mood can tell you a lot about yourself and your current situation.
LISTEN TO MUSIC
You can listen to your favorite tunes by choosing the kind of music you like the most.
Some researchers even say to choose the music according to your current mood and, if you feel it is enough, to switch to the music which is more uplifting.
Other researchers even say that you always should use an uplifting kind of music.
Classical music certainly is a very good choice to go for and here is why:
- Decreases lower mood levels
- Lowers blood pressure
- Lowers heart rate
- Lowers the stress hormone cortisol
Test yourself next time you are having a bad mood and how music can help you to change it.
USE ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL RAISE YOUR MOOD LEVEL
Any kind of activity will do just fine. It only depends on what kind of personality you have.
- If you are a sporty person then doing some physical activities will certainly be a very good choice.
- If you are an outgoing personality, you may contact one or more friends and meet with them to have a good time, which also will improve your overall mood level.
- If you are a more of an introverted personality, having some downtime just for yourself is very important. Make sure you can schedule half an hour or so to do whatever you like to do.
Perhaps reading a book, listening to music, or meditating.
Anything that fits your profile and can help to jock your mood is pretty much okay.
We are humans and therefore we can have a bad mood spell, whatever the trigger for it might be. No one can be a shiny, smiley person all the time, just learn to deal with it.
Therefore, acknowledging ourselves once in a while, that we are having a bad mood spell is important and by doing so, it will take the edge off it quite a bit.
However, punching your boss in the face may not be such a good idea. Giving into any sort of violent acts will, perhaps, even increase your current, not so uplifting, mood level. Then again, researchers also do believe that becoming “physical” sometimes, can actually improve your mood level to become more stable and therefore calmer.
And here is the way to do just that without getting violent at all. There are sports activities which are suitable to get the bad mood level and the potential of getting physical aggressive, under control even transformed.
- Boxing, is one of the primal activities known to mankind since the beginning of time. It is still one of the most wanted sports events of our times and even women have found their way into this sport.
- Kickboxing, was created from two parts Karate and Boxing. It is a self-defence technique with its origin in Japan in the late 50s. American kickboxing has its beginning in the 70s.
- Karate, is a Japanese martial art
- Judo, meaning “gentle way” is a modern martial art which later has found its way into a combat and Olympic sport.
As you can see, I have only mentioned a few possible sports where you can “release” and hopefully find “relief” from a bad mood, which also might be in a combination with a deep-rooted anger issue many people are actually not totally aware of that they might have it.
Feeling angry sometimes is a normal human reaction but when the feeling gets combined in “letting go” the anger more uncontrolled, you will probably agree with me that this needs to be addressed with a professional who can proper deal with the issue; it’s called “Anger Management”.
The worst part, however, is not acknowledging the issue at all and by ignoring it nothing really won’t or can’t improve either.
Then, doing what makes us feel better (see above) will not only improve our mood level but also will see ourselves in a better light and will accept ourselves for who we are.
Wishing you always a happy shiny day and by leaving a comment below, you also will make me smile too. 🙂