What you can do when you are in a “Bad Mood”

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Let’s face it, we all are going through it eventually. Having once in a while a bad mood spell doesn’t should 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 mood level will increase quickly.

You don’t need to live, like myself, in the countryside.

You also can do this very 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.

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Being in Nature
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.

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Acknowledge your Bad Mood

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 your current bad mood is telling you.

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LISTEN TO MUSIC

You can listen to your favorite tunes by choosing the kind of music you like the most.

Some researcher even say to choose the music according to your current mood and if you feel it is enough switch to music which are 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 how music can help you to change it.

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Listen to Music
USE ACTIVITIES WHICH WILL RAISE YOUR MOOD LEVEL

Any kind of activity will do this just fine. It only depends 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 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.

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Boost your Mood Level
CONCLUSION

We are humans and therefore we can have a bad mood, whatever the trigger for it might be. No one can be a shiny, smiley person all the time, just learn to deal with it.

So, acknowledging ourselves once in a while, having a bad mood spell are important and by doing so, we will take the edge off it quite a bit.

But, NO, punching your boss in the face may not be such a good idea after all.

The worst part, however, is not acknowledging it and by ignoring it things certainly won’t or can’t improve.

Than, 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 smiling too.

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6 thoughts on “What you can do when you are in a “Bad Mood”

  1. Hi Sylvia,

    Beautiful article and very accurate information! It goes to show that the simplest things or daily modifications can have the most positive impact on our mood.

    I have also read somewhere that by increasing your daily water intake can also diminish bad moods. What is your view on this?

    1. Hi George,

      Thanks for your comment and question too.

      As a former nurse I can say it with an absolute truth that being proper hydrated will prevent and eliminate lots of unwanted conditions.

      Even changing your mood level from bad to better. 🙂

      Sylvia

  2. Hi Sylvia,
    I find your post very useful and I totally agree on the first method of going outside and enjoy nature. Although I live in a city and there isn’t much nature around but it does clears my mind by simply getting myself a cup of coffee and watching people passes by.

    1. Well, I know what you mean, living the most time of my life in cities you need to find a space where you can relax and recharge your battery.

      Sylvia

  3. Some great ideas here, I wish a number of people would see these! Do you have any idea on a quick group activity I could do with school aged children? I am a substitute teacher and bad moods cause all sorts of issues in class, maybe allowing them to zone it out will help them learn more!

    1. Hi Elisa,

      With children as a group activity I would ask them first what they personally would like to do to, or what would help them when they are in a bad mood sometimes to change that.

      Kids are so open and straight forward, when being asked honestly.

      For kids however, as a group activity doing some exercise in the classroom, or start to sing together certainly will be a good start.

      Sylvia

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