4 Simple Ways to Improve your Mood
Author: Chase Holik
Even the person with the most positive attitude in the world gets in a bad mood sometimes. Everyone gets in a bad mood; however, people have different ways of changing their mood for the better. Some people just enjoy being in a bad mood and don’t want to put forth the effort to change it. I feel sorry for the people that have to deal with them on a daily basis, but that’s neither here nor there.
If that is you, then read below on how you can get out of a bad mood almost effortlessly.
Sometimes we just feel like we wake up in a bad mood. That can sometimes be true, but most of the time there is an underlying reason why our mood is negative. If something happened yesterday that didn’t make you happy, then forget about it because you can’t change it now. If you have something coming up that day that has affected your mood, then just think about how you are going to feel when it’s done. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to find out why you are in a bad mood, but you just have to want to do it. Everyone around you will appreciate it as well.
We can get so caught up in the busyness that is our lives that we forget that we need to be social. Only thinking about yourself and what you have to do at your job or at home can cause you to be in a bad mood. Call up a friend just to chat or meet up with them for dinner or happy hour. Getting your mind off the daily grind can help improve your mood. In fact, studies have shown that even the shortest social interactions can go a long way in improving your mood.
3. Fuel Up
You may have seen the Snickers commercial that says, “You aren’t you when you’re hungry.” Not only are the commercials comical, but they are also true. You don’t realize sometimes that hunger could be the root cause of your bad mood. It causes you to get agitated with minor things and could even lead to saying things that you will later regret. This one is probably the easiest to fix. Just have a little snack and stay hydrated and you will have a better chance at getting out of your bad mood.
Being exhausted is never a good recipe for happiness. A lack of sleep impacts us in many different ways, including our creativeness, thinking and our moods in general. Sometimes our lives don’t allow us to get the full 8 hours of sleep that we need, so it’s important to take little naps throughout the day. Use your lunch break to take a quick 15 to 30-minute nap. It doesn’t seem like much, but you will likely see a subtle increase in your overall mood that will give you a more positive outlook on the rest of the day.
The best thing that you can do for yourself and others is to do something about your bad mood. Unless you are just naturally in a bad mood, it’s pretty easy to identify when you just don’t feel like yourself. Waiting for your mood to improve without doing anything about it will probably just get you in a worse mood as your day goes on. Do yourself and everyone around you a favor and work a little bit to get yourself