Posted on Oct 15, 2008 | Comments 1
Tired of being in a bad mood? While a bad mood is quite normal, given the amount of stress we face on an everyday basis, if you have a positive attitude and carry optimistic thoughts in your mind, you will encounter bad moods less frequently. Negative thoughts tend to bring on bad moods.
The best way to get out of a bad mood is to develop an optimistic attitude. Apart from this, here are a few tips to improve your mood.
Concentrate on those that work for you and avoid bad moods as much as possible.
1. Call your close friend
Whenever you feel down, pick up your phone and call someone close to your heart and share your feelings. Sharing your feelings with someone gives you peace of mind and increases empathy.
2. Listen to your favorite music
Music soothes bad mood as it is believed to activate major parts of the brain that are responsible for the promotion of happiness. It also helps you to relax and overcome stress. Make an effort to listen to music that makes you feel good or means something to you.
3. Do something you love
Explore your favorite hobbies and pastimes and get as involved in related activities as much as possible. For instance, if you like reading comic books, buy a whole bunch and spend the afternoon reading to stimulate your mood.
4. Forgive yourself
Write down one thing in your life that you felt was a mistake or regret. Try to work out the reason for it and forgive yourself and promise never to do it again.
A smile is the best way to get rid of stress and eliminate mood swings in your daily routine. Try to watch funny movies or remember amusing moments in your life. Spend time with friends and reminisce about happy moments.
Meditation can give you instant relaxation from depression, stress and bad moods. Whenever you feel distressed or disturbed, practice meditation, even if it is just for a few minutes. This can help refresh you and help relieve you from unnecessary mental tension.
7. Take a bath or shower
Even if you have cleaned yourself once in the morning, thereâ€™s nothing wrong with taking a bath a second time to cleanse your body and spirit. Try taking a bath or shower whenever you are in a bad mood and watch how it revitalizes you.
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