10 Ways to Get Over a Bad Mood




Have you been in a bad mood lately? Are you feeling like your day isn't getting any better?


Maybe you woke up today and the weather wasn't what you wanted it to be. Maybe you had a fight with your boss or colleagues at work, or maybe you even had a bad argument with your wife or friends.


Don't worry, because today we are going to show you some ways how to easily overcome a bad mood.



Read



Very boring to many, but the benefits of reading are extremely high.

When you are in a bad mood, the best way to forget what happened is to read. Reading puts your mind into a whole new world. It only takes 1 hour or even some minutes to realize that your bad mood is fading away.


Here are some benefits of reading:

  • Improves brain connectivity

  • reduces stress

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Lowers heart rate

  • Improves knowledge and concentration

  • Helps you sleep better

  • Changes your perspective on life


Exercise




Sitting for long periods of time can be fairly unhealthy for our bodies, and mind. No matter how bad you feel, you will feel better after you exercise. Especially during the pandemic, our physical activity has reduced (for many), and our stress levels have went up. Not exercising is a clear shortcut to having a bad mood.

E-learning


Living in the digital age, the biggest advantage we have is the internet. Instead of thinking why life is unfair, it is better if you take time to learn something new. With all the information we have out there, learning something new is easy compared to before. You might learn a new skill or new strategy that will change your career. This might have great benefits for you after.


Learning not only shifts your concentration, but it also greatly reduces stress levels when you are in a bad mood.



Go for A Drink



Take some time off and go for a drink with your friends. Maybe even go for a walk with your headphones on. Many psychologists claim that walking and going out greatly improves how you feel.


It isn't healthy to always stay inside, as it can naturally make you feel bad. Going out won't do you no harm.



Play a Game


Yes, this time we can't criticize children for being game, or Netflix addicts. Playing games can be beneficial for you; If you don't overdo it, of course.

Studies have shown that playing games for some time can have the following benefits:

  • Can increase brain connectivity to help you think better, and faster.

  • Reduces stress, since your mind is preoccupied.

  • Releases dopamine, a hormone associated with happiness.

  • Increases your problem solving skills

  • Boosts your mood, reducing risks of depression, anxiety etc.

Not only are games fun, but when in a bad mood, they can be very fun to play.



Avoid Negative People


No matter how positive you are, negative people will always bring you down. Even in many cases, you may be in a bad mood after you hung out with a negative person. The best way to stay out of these situations is to avoid these people at all costs. They are one of the main reasons behind a bad mood.





Watch a Movie


Watching a movie can be a great choice to calm yourself down. Movies are almost always based on true stories, or even have a message behind them. When it isn't feeling like your day, a movie can really help change that mood.



Think of Positive Memories


When you are in a bad mood, a good way to reduce that bad feeling is to start thinking of the good times you had. Upcoming events that you are looking forward to are also good.



Have a Laugh


Laughing is probably the best way to overcome a bad feeling. Now that we have the internet, all we can do is just go on Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube and see funny videos or photos. You will be surprised how fast your mood will change!


Try New Things


When our brain is exposed to new things, it gives us another reaction. Trying new things will expand your comfort zone, and make you feel more achieved. Sticking to the same things can sometimes even be the result of a bad mood.




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