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In A Bad Mood? 7 Ways To Get Over It Fast!

By Bigg Success Staff
03-04-08

Work Life Balance

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You won’t accomplish much when you’re in a bad mood. You may miss opportunities. You won’t feel good, no matter what happens.

Worst of all, you might harm relationships with an ill-fated comment or tone. Especially if you carry a bad mood from home to work or vice versa. Don’t let it happen!

Get over your bad mood fast with these seven solutions:

#1 – Change your motion to change your emotion.
If you want to be in a good mood, ACT like you’re in a good mood. Smile. Stand up straight. Reach out to people. Whatever a person in a bad mood would do – do the opposite! The next thing you know, you’ll be in a good mood!

#2 – Live in the moment.
Breathe in deeply. Notice the little things. Look at the beauty around you. Use all of your senses to take it in – the sights, the sounds, the smells, and more. Come to appreciate ALL of your experiences – the triumphs AND the tragedies, because if you aren’t where you are, you’re no place!

# 3 – Work on a project that offers tangible results.
Many of us don’t immediately see the benefits of our work. So mix it up – work on something you enjoy that gives you an immediate sense of accomplishment. It could be as simple as an organizing project you’ve had in mind for awhile. Whatever it is, do something fun that allows you to escape, even if only mentally.

#4 – Escape to greatness.
If you’re still having trouble getting over your bad mood, find your first available opportunity and escape to a great work – a noted book, an award-winning movie, a great piece of music, or classic works of art. Try to get in the mind of the creator so you feel what he or she felt as the work was made.

#5 – Exercise.
Sometimes a rigorous workout will exorcise the bad mood demons. You’ll get that natural high that comes from physical activity. You’ll feel good because you did something good for yourself. Even if it’s just a short walk, get away for a few minutes to gain a new perspective.

#6 – Give unto others.
Take the focus off of yourself by helping someone else. It can be as simple as a quick phone call or an e-mail. It can be as elaborate as volunteering for your favorite cause. You’ll probably be reminded that your problems are miniscule compared to others.  

# 7 – Catch up with a friend.
Old friends have a way of lifting your spirits. Reach out to someone you haven’t talked with for awhile. If they live in your area, schedule coffee, tea, lunch or some other meet-up. If they’re far away, plan a phone call so you can have a two-way dialog.

What do you do to get over your bad moods? Share it with a Comment below!

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