Do you find yourself getting into a bad mood really easily?
Maybe your boyfriend said something that made your blood boil or you got a text that instantly ticked you off.
I’ve been there.
Sometimes I’m in a bad mood for no reason… and it can affect my whole day.
But, being in a shitty mood all the time isn’t fun. For you or for anyone else around you!
Sometimes it’s inevitable, especially if you are hangry.
But, there are ways to fix it (like eating frequently throughout the day). And you can teach yourself to snap back from a bad mood fast! Like in under ten minutes fast.
Here are some ways to quickly snap out of a bad mood:
1. Stop And Take Ten Deep Breaths
This is something that will do wonders for your mood.
The secret for getting out of a bad mood quickly is to breathe deeply and focus on the moment.
Don’t resort to making up stories in your head to feel worse about the situation.
Instead, close your eyes and breathe. Breathe in the smells around you and be present. Inhale calmn, exhale anger.
You’ll instantly feel better, and you can take it one step further by thinking of something you are really grateful for. Counteract those bad thoughts by adding something really positive.
2. Get Some Distance
When you get in a bad mood, it seems like the end of the world most of the time.
Did your boyfriend upset you because he bailed on your date?
Did you come home to your dog tearing up your couch?
Before you blow up, practice breathing deeply and then get away from the situation.
Give yourself a second to comprehend everything, including why you’re upset.
Go for a walk, go on a drive, or close the door to your room. Be alone for long enough so you calm down and are thinking more rationale.
You know that your dog chewed up the couch, and it sucks because now you either have to get a new couch or figure out how to patch up the new one. But, your dog most likely did it because it was bored, not to purposely piss you off.
Once you can get to a more logistical mindset, then it’s easier to stay calm about the situation. But, that first means you need to create distance between yourself and the problem.
3. Call A Friend
I don’t mean call a friend who will feed into whatever it is you are having a problem with.
Call a friend who gives you a different outlook. One you can trust to vent about, who doesn’t make you feel worse about the situation.
This might mean a family member since they can give you advice without allowing you to talk negative for too long.
One of the best things to do is seek advice, and talk it out when you are in a bad mood.
Usually when you talk it out, after about 5 minutes, whatever was bugging you won’t seem so bad. And it will improve your mood a lot!
4. Listen To Happy Music
I have a playlist on my Spotify specifically for when I am in a bad mood.
The songs on that list are very poppy and fun. Some of them are my favorite songs of all-time (including some Backstreet Boys).
Spend some time creating a playlist for those moments where you need distance to get out of a bad mood.
Dance, pop, and country are great for feeling better.
5. Practice Self-Care
When we are in bad moods, it’s usually because someone or something has made us feel pretty terrible.
Either by offending us, talking behind our backs, rejection, or PMS. Some things are easier to control than others.
This means that no matter what, you should work on taking care of yourself every day.
Even during the bad days, have a list of resources for when you can’t seem to shake feeling bad.
The more you take care of yourself, the more confidence you’ll have that you can overcome whatever hurdles get thrown your way.
And the quicker you will bounce back and be in a better mood.
If you practice these five tips, you’ll start to see your bad moods don’t last as long.
The biggest thing is to go easy on yourself and focus on things that bring you happiness.
Here are 10 Powerful Affirmations that you can use and repeat to yourself whenever things aren’t going quite the way you want: