6 Quick Fixes For A Bad Mood

Mood - 6 Quick Fixes For A Bad One


I can get moody - let me tell you.

I know that you have all experienced it from time to time. I've had to learn that a bad mood does not have to mean a bad day, and I have also learned that a bad mood can be changed.

Sometimes we enter our day and something sets us off. We hear bad news or encounter problems that seem impossible to fix.

These events trigger our stress hormones and leave us feeling down in the dumps. Not only does it leave us feeling down in the dumps, we sometimes want to do things that are out of character when we get into a bad mood. 

I'm not going to tell you to go and slap the sh*t out of someone. I know that we all feel that way sometimes, but the tips that I am going to share with you - are a little more down-to-earth, and more importantly, they won't get you fired or arrested.

Here are 6 Quick Fixes For A Bad Mood

1. Take A Nap

It may sound silly, but it works. It doesn't matter what time of the day it is. If you have the opportunity to take a nap during the day (especially if you are in a bad mood) - do it.

Taking a nap helps you break the negative thought patterns that are going on in your mind.

When you wake up, you feel refreshed, and then you're able to face your day from a renewed perspective.

2. Take A Shower Or A Bath

Water is very calming. There is something about being in a bathtub or a shower that just washes all your cares away.

As a matter of fact, when you are in the shower - imagine that every negative emotion/thought is being washed away.

When you are done, you will feel calm and soothed, and you can approach your day again from that new feeling place.

3. Listen To Music

There are few things that soothe the soul like music does. Put on a relaxing tune, and embody the feeling of the music. It really does help.

4. Write About It

Sometimes we find ourselves in a bad mood because we can't express what we need to express.

Things stay pent up inside and we feel that we have no way to let it out. When you feel like that, a good thing to do would be to write about it.

Get out your notebook or just a piece of paper, and write down why you are feeling the way that you do. This will help you get those negative emotions out and not harbor them.

5. Talk About It With A Trusted Friend

Notice that I said, "a trusted friend". By trusted, I mean someone who is not going to perpetuate the negativity that you are feeling.

The trusted friend should be someone who is a good listener, grounded, and someone who is able to give you suggestions on how to better cope with your emotions.

Sometimes, just expressing yourself makes all the difference in the world.

6. Walk Away

Sometimes you just need to walk away.

Remove yourself from the situation completely if you can.

  • Get out of the house - if that is where your bad mood started.
  • Walk away from your desk - if you are at work and you feel overwhelmed.
  • Remove yourself from a heated debate - if you notice that the argument is taking a toll on you.

You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to {Unknown}.

Well there you have it - 6 Quick Fixes For A Bad Mood

I hope these tips help you with turning around your bad mood. Remember, just because you started off with a bad mood, it doesn't mean that you have to have a bad day. 

Do whatever you can to soothe the negativity, and you'll move back in a positive direction in no time. 

Live Well & Keep Creating!


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