Posts Tagged ‘bad mood’

How to Get Out of A Funk – Love Yourself Series

 Maybe you’ve been doing some organizing in January and you’re starting February with a clean slate.  What an awesome feeling, right? However, due to the weather you may also have the winter blues.  We were immediately hit with 13 inches of snow and stuck in the house for several days.  How can you cope when life hands you a little too much and you’re just in a funk?

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Don’t Choose to Do Nothing

There are things you can do to help yourself get out of a funk.  You can brighten your home with some spring like items such as bright colored pillows, fresh flowers, and other accessories. Fresh flowers really brighten my day. Trader Joe’s has gorgeous flowers for great prices.

Don’t Procrastinate

If you have some projects hanging over your head go ahead and tackle them.  Set a plan ahead off time so you have a schedule worked out of how long it will take you and stick to it as closely as you can.  This will give you as sense of accomplishment when you complete each stage of the project. Set small goals at first until you have completed several of those.

Don’t Slack on Sleep

Coming from a true insomniac you don’t want to skimp on sleep.  Everyone thinks I’m so organized. I am a type A personality, but mostly it’s because I don’t sleep much (not by choice). I get a lot done in the wee hours of the night when all is quiet in my home.  Sleep is so important to good health.  Did you know lack of sleep can actually make you gain weight?  Yikes, now that’s a reason to catch some ZZZZZs.

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Do Ask For Help

I’m not great at delegating.  It is important for your sanity to give some tasks to other family members when things get too overwhelming.  Plus your kids need to have responsibilities at your home anyway.  They need to be able to go out into the world and be productive citizens and that is learned at home.

Do Have a Self-Care Plan

Are you taking care of yourself? Are you eating right, exercising, and doing some pampering activities?  Even small things like lighting a candle makes me immediately happier.  You can take 15-30 minutes to have a little down time to read a chapter in your book or take a bubble bath with a glass of wine. It doesn’t take long for these kinds of activities, but the benefits are amazing.

Do Vent

Find people to talk to.  It might be family, friends, or even a professional.  Whatever is too overwhelming may just need to be worked through with someone else.  Sometimes even writing in a journal helps with the venting process.

I hope some of these tips will help you start off your new year by loving yourself and shaking off those winter blues.

Yours Truly,

Jenn

 

10 Ways to Get Out of a Bad Mood

Taking Care of Yourself Series

Welcome back to the taking care of yourself series.  If you missed the first post, I hope you get a chance to check it out. I’m kind of excited about today’s post. It doesn’t happen often, but when I’m in a bad mood it seems like the whole tone of the house changes.  The old saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy,” seems to be true.  Here are ten things that help me get out of a bad mood.  Sometimes it just has to pass, but hopefully this list will give you some tips that will help.

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Ten Tips To Get Out of a Bad Mood

  1. Keep busy–  Sulking isn’t going to help your mood.  Get up and find something to do.  If not, you will sit around and stew about what is bothering you.
  2. Listen to music–  Music to me is a game changer.  It really pulls emotion out of me depending on what I’m listening to.  Throw on some upbeat music and get something done.
  3. Be productive– That leads us to productivity.  Getting stuff marked off my list always makes me feel happy.  I’m a list person and I love getting things accomplished during the day.  If you’re in a bad mood, get going on your “to do” list.
  4. Distract yourself- I’m sure you used this technique with your kids when they were little. Bring it back around for yourself. Make a phone call to someone you haven’t spoken to in a while.  I’m sure it will distract you and also brighten their day as well.
  5. Get a make over–  Getting a new haircut or color helps me feel so much better about myself. That alone could get me out of a bad mood for sure.  Even a nice blowout would have my hair looking nice and make me feel great for several days.  How can you be in a bad mood when you look so good?
  6. Find something to look forward to– Don’t you like to have something to count down or think about in the near future?  Maybe it’s an upcoming long weekend, a shopping trip, or a goal you’re working on.  Having something to look forward to really gets my mind thinking of positive things.
  7. Guilty pleasures–  What are your guilty pleasures?  Do something that you love.  Take a bubble bath, go on Pinterest, watch a movie, read a book, or get a massage.  There are so many fun things you can do to make yourself happy.  Make a list of your “go to” guilty pleasures so you can easily access them the next time you’re in a bad mood.
  8. Get physical–  You knew this one would be on the list.  Take a walk, go for a swim, jump on the trampoline,  It doesn’t need to be much, but find something to do that you enjoy.  Getting those endorphins going will really make you feel better.
  9. Journal–  Write it down.  Get your feelings out in a short brain dump and you will be surprised how much better you will feel.
  10. Get some fresh air–  Go on a walk or sit on your porch and get some Vitamin D.  It is amazing how many people really have the winter blues.  I really do believe people are happier when it is warmer.  Try to get outside.  If you have a desk job, take your lunch break and try to get outside if you can.  If not, try to set yourself up by a window where you can get some sun coming in while you work.

I hope these 10 tips will help you when you’re in a bad mood.

Try them the next time you’re feeling a little off and see which ones help.  Have a great week.

It’s a great day to have a great day!

Yours Truly,

Jenn