When we are in a bad mood we feel irritated, grumpy, and even gloomy. Our enthusiasm diminish and negative thoughts overflow. It slows us down, darken our perception for a moment and we become unreasonable. Bad mood can be associated with overflowing of thoughts that makes oneself anxious. Theories said that bad mood is rooted in what they called “ego depletion”.
Here are some indication that your friend is likely to be in bad mood
- They unnoticeably like to listen to gloomy songs.
- Lack of sleep
- They are more skeptical.
- Undergoing puberty
- When they have depression or anxiety disorder.
- Menopausal Stage
The list goes on and on because people tend to have different triggers as they go through different situations and life stages. Of course, you yourself are not exempted from being blue and irritated.
Here are quick tips to Beat Bad Mood
Moods are Contagious
Be with people who are often positive than those who are toxic. Toxic people are likely to trigger your bad mood and can even cause your spirit down. When you are in a bad mood your willpower depletes. You need people who will listen, encourage you and those who have high adversity quotient so you will be motivated. As you spend more time with them you are more likely to be on the same shoe as they are.
Escape the Urban Jungle
Your environment has a big impact on the way you think. If you always see the same irritating things all the time (pollution, traffic, populated area etc.) you are more likely to be grumpy. Maybe you are saying that “it’s okay” “I’m used to it” later on, your tank will be filled and burst out. No one wants that to happen. Spending time with nature bring calmness to your mind. Your brain will be filled with healthy oxygen that helps your body replenish and think well.
One cause of bad mood is dehydration. When you lack water in your body, you tend to be weak, craving for food and lessen your focus which all causes bad mood. When hydrating you may also drink your favorite beverages that are also good for you overall health.
As we all know exercise is one of the best ways for our body to release endorphins, also called “happy hormones”. 5 minutes run can elevate your mood. Exercising regularly can fight depression and can also do wonders for your body.
The Good Mood Food
According to expert, one person acquires mood disorder when they lack sufficient vitamins that the body needs. These are Vitamins B12, folic acid, magnesium, zinc, and calcium. Food with high carbohydrates such as honey, maple syrups, and cereals are great ways to pump up your mornings.
There are a lot more ways to beat bad mood, find things that work for you best. Try to be sensitive and observant with your every activity. You may never know, little things like slouching or too much social media already causing your bad mood. Remember, those little things can cause bigger damage if left unnoticed.
About The Author
Pao is a corporate slave on weekdays and a beach bum on weekends. An adventure seeking ninja whose quest is to find his damsel in distress. He is an Oleia content contributor and never fails to bring his bottle on his escapades.