Mood changers: six steps to get rid of the grumps

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We all have those moments when we are in a bit of a mind fog, those moments when for some reason or another you’re feeling low and a bit down in the dumps. Next time you feel like that why not try some of the ideas below to try and see if your mood reverts back to a better place.

1) Take a walk

Getting some fresh air and gentle exercise can really help give you a new perspective and calm any nervous energy, it’s surprising how half an hour strolling round the park, taking in the atmosphere can help lift your mood.

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2) Listen to some music

I’m not talking the mushy kind here – you want something uplifting that can perk you up or something that reminds you of a great night out, holiday or event. Even better – create a play list of some of your favourite songs that you know you will enjoy.

3) Call a friend

Nothing better that a catch up with your bestie, talk through your worries and laugh yourself back to normal.

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4) Watch an episode of friends

Okay, okay – I know it’s cliché and you’ve seen every episode like five times or more – BUT you can’t tell me that it won’t put a smile on your face – PIVOT!

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5) Make sure you’re getting enough sleep

Lack of sleep makes people more stressed: fact. When we have ample sleep we generally feel a lot better, calmer and happier. Go to bed or start winding down an hour earlier, read a magazine or book and put your phone aside until the morning.

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6) Make plans

Having some exciting things on the horizon, whether that be a holiday, special dinner plans, family time, an exciting day out or a shopping trip, whatever it is – make plans, and lots of them! It’s hard to remain in a bad mood for long if you know that you’ve got lots of fun things coming up. Sometimes even meeting a friend later that day can shake you out of a bad mood and force you to be on form. A few hours later and you won’t remember what the problem was.

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2 Comments

  1. 13th February 2016 / 6:40 pm

    Some great tips there ! I find a walk really helps clear my head

  2. 13th February 2016 / 7:49 pm

    You’re so right, getting out in the open always makes me feel at least a little bit better. Plus, is there every a bad time to watch Friends?!

    Loved this post,

    Bethany | Curly and Wordy

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