Do you (are you able to) regulate your mood?
If you can, how do you do so? How well does it work?
I've found that meditation, and relaxation and breathing practices have been very helpful in gaining control of my moods and keeping my energy more positive.
Not a perfect solution, but a major assistance to me
exercise, healthy diet, and meditation/relaxation are all great stress busters and mood elevators. We are perfectly able to learn how to control our thoughts and moods, but it takes effort and dedication to do it routinely.
As a mother of two... I get cranky sometimes. When I know I'm acting like a troll I try to talk myself down from what's annoying me. Sometimes it works, sometimes I'm still annoyed and cranky. Other times, if I'm feeling a little blue, I open up one of the hilarious blogs I like to read. I laugh until I cry and then usually I feel a bit better.
I rely on omega 3 fatty acids, and B complex. At times I need a little extra help, I then go to progesterone cream. Apply to the thin layers of the body, up to three times a day. All help to regulate hormones, to keep them in balance. A walk around the house, to gaze at my garden, or to watch my chipmunk, (now named chippy), running, and playing usually does the trick. Until I see "chippy" digging up my bulbs, gotta hit the progesterone, again.
I have medication because I become really anxious. I sometimes just lay down, close my eyes, and breathe. The other thing I do is read, reading as always been a great escape for me.
There are times when we will experience some sorts of mood swing affecting with the environment or situation. My way of soothing myself out will be relying on meditation.
I will simply concentrate on my breathing to calm myself or when I am moody. This will relax my entire body and soon I will be myself again.
It takes lot of practice but eventually you will get the hang of it.
I am able at times. When something irritates me or I'm a little upset, I can usually change it. However, when depressed it becomes difficult and can take a day or two.
Exercise, good food, good nights sleep, and good people throw in a dose of Vitamin D and the mood is quite level. .
Taking deep breaths and inhaling pure fresh air helps. Do exercise in sunshine as that is where you can get Vitamin D directly into your skin for free. Take a walk by the beach, outdoor in a park or open space, mediate and focus your mind on good things.
Yes, keeping healthy is important, as pointed out already. But the way you think can have a dramatic effect on how you feel. Having read a lot about thought challenging during difficult times, I now know you can change the way you feel by changing the way you think. It's easy to mistake miserable thoughts, ( I'm no good at anything, what's the point of trying?) as the product of low moods. However, if you take a mental step back and think, I'm good at cooking/ listening to my friends, I do have positive attributes, that makes you feel a bit better.
You can learn to stop yourself talking down - would you let someone you love/like fall into the habit of berating themselves? You'd probably say, hey, you're a good person, why would I love you if you were as awful as you think? Count your blessings, make a list of things you're good at, remember nice comments people have made. Be you own cheerleader. It may feel unnatural at first but you can learn to challenge your own thoughts, re-frame them, and move on to a better mood.
I've learned to regulate my mood better by cutting soda out of my diet (I pretty much just drink water now), taking more time to do things I enjoy like fishing, getting a good nights sleep and waking up early. I used to be the kind of person that stayed up late and slept away most of the day but since I started going to bed earlier and waking up around 6am every day I've been much happier. I have more time to get outside, tend to my garden, spend time at the lake, and just enjoy my life.
You can regulate your mood by finding positive things to keep your mind in orbit( together). One thing that I do to regulate my mood is to create a relaxing mood with scented candles, music or scenery. This help to trigger positive thoughts and positive outcomes. Remember if you think negative you will become neagtive. Positive thinking creates a stressfree zone, good health, and a spiritual growth. I also try to eat healthy foods to trigger my mood, fruits are very helpful. When you eat healthy it send good vibes to your brain so that you body and mind can be together in harmony.
Yes! Regular exercise is the most effective, although not the only, way to do this. If I exercise every day for about an hour, especially outside in the sunshine, my mood is significantly better. Also, cut out all packaged foods with more than five ingredients and you'll be surprised the difference that makes. Other tips: lots of water, positive people, home-cooked meals, yoga and above all: SLEEP.
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I get down for no reason at all.
But trying something unusual works!
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