How To Get in A Good Mood

Jump to Last Post 1-25 of 25 discussions (40 posts)
  1. mosaicman profile image59
    mosaicmanposted 12 years ago

    When you are are feeling down, what do you do to pick yourself up?

    1. wanzulfikri profile image60
      wanzulfikriposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I play games. Dragon Age is my favorite.

    2. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      chemical mood altering illegal substances lol

      1. mosaicman profile image59
        mosaicmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I'm only talking about legal stuff!

  2. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 12 years ago

    turn my radio up, open the windows, and clean my house from top to bottom.

  3. fratjoe18 profile image60
    fratjoe18posted 12 years ago

    I definitely make a great snack, sit down throw the blanket on top of me, and put in a funny movie, oh yeah and pop open a soda. If I'm not at home, I usually find someone to talk collectibles with or selling at flea markets and communicating with people help release my stresses.

    1. mosaicman profile image59
      mosaicmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I love to speak with people concerning my hobbies at these times (ie. wrestling).

  4. mairemic profile image61
    mairemicposted 12 years ago

    When I'm in a bad mood I go out and hang with my friends.

  5. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago

    music - a guarantee smile

    1. mosaicman profile image59
      mosaicmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I love music - The OJays. Music can soothe the soul.

  6. profile image0
    Béla Mongyiposted 12 years ago

    When in a bad mood, always change your physiology. Move around, try to empty your mind and observe your surroundings. Realize that the only thing essential to your happiness is yourself. If you shut everything out you have complete control over yourself. Also, I love the sun. When the sun is out it's hard to get in a bad mood.

  7. schoolgirlforreal profile image76
    schoolgirlforrealposted 12 years ago

    Many things- coping skills they are called

    loud music



    making a gratitude list

    calling a friend

    reading the bible or a positive book like "Battlefield of the Mind" which helps you replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

    1. baygirl33 profile image56
      baygirl33posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      that is a great answer,maybe because that's what I do when I'm in a bad mood. I can add going to have a nap.Do anything but the ironing!
      I am in a permanent bad mood (grieving)so I forgot how I do these things.
      Thanks for reminding me.

      1. mosaicman profile image59
        mosaicmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry to hear about your loss. Hopefully there were some good times that you can remember about the person you lost. Those time will provide a temporary smile. Take care.

  8. somedress2011 profile image60
    somedress2011posted 12 years ago

    before,when i was sad, i will went to a market and buy a lot of food,and ate it up,but i found that will make me fatter,and i want to keep slim,so now,when there is something sad happen, i will leave myself alone,walking on the road,listening to light music,or thinking something else, that i will be happy again ,i can forget the sadness soon,may be you can have a try.or you can write the sad thing down ,and then cross it ,some of my friends do this .

  9. teddi6 profile image60
    teddi6posted 12 years ago

    Music and laughter are Gods gifts...well, there's sex, too, but sex is not always convenient. When I feel my attitude slipping and I need an attitude adjustment I throw on some Aretha Franklin and sing and dance my little heart out!

    Without a doubt it's got to be old school - the '70s, the stuff you can actually understand and sing to. If that doesn't work - of course it always does, then there's always humor and Jim Gaffigan.  He makes me laugh so hard that I have to hit the mute button.

  10. BlissfulWriter profile image72
    BlissfulWriterposted 12 years ago

    I do aerobic exercise which generates those feel-good hormones call endorphins.

  11. emrldphx profile image60
    emrldphxposted 12 years ago

    Make a 'mood anchor' for yourself. When you are feeling happy and have some time to yourself, close your eyes, breathe deep, and smile. Feel your smile moving inward toward your heart. As you do this, gently press your thumb and middle finger together. You only have to do it for a little bit.

    What will happen, is your body will start to associate the movement of pressing your thumb and middle finger with happiness. Then, if you need a boost, just repeat the action and try to feel that same feeling. It can work wonders.

  12. NiaG profile image84
    NiaGposted 12 years ago

    Music always snaps me into a better mood. Or humming a tune that makes me happy.

    1. nancynurse profile image66
      nancynurseposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Call a close friend you have not talked to for awhile . Then get out and do some yard work or walk or even turn on some music and clean a little . It feel good to get something done/

      1. profile image0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        sex always lifts your mood if you meet after the phone call lol

        1. mosaicman profile image59
          mosaicmanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I see you like doing a lot of naughty things!

  13. Hollie Thomas profile image59
    Hollie Thomasposted 12 years ago

    Going on holiday. I'm like a little kid at Christmas, the packing, the airport, landing and then chillin by the pool.

  14. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago

    hubbing is always relaxing lol

  15. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    Listen to a good song, watch a comedy, or meet with your friends to have coffee or a drink. That should work!

  16. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    "How To Get in A Good Mood"

    External: Fix whatever is f**kg you over in life.

    Internal: Eat something to raise blood sugar.

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Paradigm, then start by fixing your numbers. 96 is just not as fun as the other way around! lol

      1. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I will definitely get right on that. big_smile

  17. wilson51288 profile image58
    wilson51288posted 12 years ago

    I do go for a work, exercise or playing some outdoor sports with friends.. but every time its not possible so i stay in a room listening to music to give rest to brain waves.. as a health counselor, i want to suggest something to teens, do not go for junk food, they are instant mood swinger instantly but for short period, they can wing your mood from sad to good but youth eat a lot whenever they are depress.. and it has became an habit now among most of them..  i just want to say one thing, do not over eat when you are depress, find something else to do...

  18. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago

    drink from a straw

    1. bbnix profile image61
      bbnixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm..I gotta tell you, Kimberly, you're fantastic, and the perfect choices you've suggested are, collectively, the best way to go, without a doubt, except for one. and that's watching your avatar change - and today's, by the way is way are, without a doubt, a streaming contact with joy for me, always...thank you so much for that, my dearest, bestest friend....

      1. Stacie L profile image87
        Stacie Lposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        candy usually does it for me-licorice to be precise. wink

  19. user999 profile image60
    user999posted 12 years ago

    nothing, I wait it out

  20. Lady_E profile image75
    Lady_Eposted 12 years ago

    ** Positive Thinking.

    ** Remembering good times (such memories make me smile)

    ** Visit the Fridge.... for some ice cream or whatever tickles my fancy.

    #Quote "You can change a sad emotion immediately, by thinking of something joyful, or singing a song, or remembering a happy experience."

  21. musclequest profile image61
    musclequestposted 12 years ago

    I watch reality tv.No matter how down you are,sh*t always seems much worse on tv so you kinda start thinking this aint too bad haha

  22. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 12 years ago

    turn on satellite radio...tune it to some good ole' rock n roll...log onto HP and see what goldengurrrl is up to...

    1. Sottway profile image65
      Sottwayposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I try and do anything productive - when I feel like I've done something worth doing it makes me feel hella better!

  23. Night Magic profile image60
    Night Magicposted 12 years ago

    When I'm in a bad mood I play some really upbeat music

  24. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 12 years ago

    intense retail therapy always cheers me up.  Unfortunately, then I get depressed with how much stuff I own!

  25. Ryan Queen profile image61
    Ryan Queenposted 12 years ago

    being active, walking or jogging will do If I can't go to the gym or do yoga. music makes me happy too. singing my heart out makes me ecstatic!


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)