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Mood Boost?

Posted by on Apr. 10, 2015 at 1:46 PM
Sue
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What's your strategy for overcoming a bad mood? I find listening to music often helps me.

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happyolechimp
by Vera on Apr. 10, 2015 at 1:54 PM
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I just talk to myself...in my mind...I say...it'll pass..get up...don't think of things..and I see others who have it much worse..it works..til next morning..then..
I just do the process...again..
:-)
secondcup5
by Carol - Proud Canuck on Apr. 10, 2015 at 1:56 PM
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Music does it for me too........or my 4 year old granddaughter, she can do it, just to hear her voice makes me smile!

BL2010
by BL on Apr. 10, 2015 at 1:57 PM
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Time, time and more time.

brooklynchic151
by Suzi Q on Apr. 10, 2015 at 2:01 PM
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 music for me too..or i just snap out of it.

nussknacker
by Sandra - Nutlady on Apr. 10, 2015 at 2:06 PM
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retail therapy. Getting a hair cut! Smashing cheap china is great fun!

wenuck
by Wendy - Moonshine on Apr. 10, 2015 at 2:09 PM
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Venting,or just sit in a very quiet room
BaBeezandMe
by CakeChic on Apr. 10, 2015 at 3:30 PM
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 listening to music

Tracys2
by Bronze sister on Apr. 10, 2015 at 7:19 PM
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If it's just a bad mood, I have loads:

  • Read a very good book, ideally in bed
  • Eat something healthy (or very bad for me, depending on my mood!)
  • Drink coffee/tea
  • Go for a nice long drive
  • Work (this only works outside of the home, and at things I'm good at)
  • Exercise, especially outside
  • Listen to music- sad, mad, happy- whatever resonates that day will ALL make me happy
  • Sit in the sun (reading in the car)
  • Writing a story
  • Talking to a good friend, though that's tricky since they don't do phones or live here, so only when someone is nearby
  • Travel, look at nature
  • Go somewhere and explore whatever sensory environment I'm in
  • Go all nostalgia- watch an old movie, read an old book, whatever...
  • Be alone- I need that often. Probably one reason things are better now that kids are older
  • Helping people. It's not as easy as you'd think to find ways to do that, but when you can, it's the BEST
  • Playing with animals

Most of the things that work for others, don't work for me. Smiling and trying ot be happy by pampering myself or relaxing is almost always counter-productive for me.

wishbearmom
by Sue on Apr. 10, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Excellent list. Thank-you!!

Quoting Tracys2:

If it's just a bad mood, I have loads:

  • Read a very good book, ideally in bed
  • Eat something healthy (or very bad for me, depending on my mood!)
  • Drink coffee/tea
  • Go for a nice long drive
  • Work (this only works outside of the home, and at things I'm good at)
  • Exercise, especially outside
  • Listen to music- sad, mad, happy- whatever resonates that day will ALL make me happy
  • Sit in the sun (reading in the car)
  • Writing a story
  • Talking to a good friend, though that's tricky since they don't do phones or live here, so only when someone is nearby
  • Travel, look at nature
  • Go somewhere and explore whatever sensory environment I'm in
  • Go all nostalgia- watch an old movie, read an old book, whatever...
  • Be alone- I need that often. Probably one reason things are better now that kids are older
  • Helping people. It's not as easy as you'd think to find ways to do that, but when you can, it's the BEST
  • Playing with animals

Most of the things that work for others, don't work for me. Smiling and trying ot be happy by pampering myself or relaxing is almost always counter-productive for me.


Fayanne
by Fay on Apr. 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM

 depends on how you define 'bad'

If I'm sad.. going outside on a nice day helps. If the weather sucks.. I sometimes just cry it out.

If I'm downright mad.. I need to get physical... clean... muck.. sort.. exercise....throw something!

If I'm just grumpy... .... just ride it out. Find something to distract me, and try to reframe my brain.. lol.

                   
    Life is divine chaos
Embrace it.  Forgive  yourself.   Breathe
           And enjoy the ride....   

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