How do you get yourself out of a bad mood?

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  1. elayne001 profile image81
    elayne001posted 10 years ago

    How do you get yourself out of a bad mood?

  2. Express10 profile image84
    Express10posted 10 years ago

    Exercise, going to the beach, listening to music, or even getting some sleep makes me feel better. Usually the first two do it for me very quickly.

    1. Taleb80 profile image79
      Taleb80posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I, also, sleep when I am in a bad mood, but I prefer to read books.

  3. karthikkash profile image85
    karthikkashposted 10 years ago

    Meet with good (and positive) friends, keep yourself busy, listen to some good mood alleviating music and go out in the nature.

    1. Taleb80 profile image79
      Taleb80posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      A positive friend is a treasure. ☼

  4. agilitymach profile image92
    agilitymachposted 10 years ago

    I go train agility (a dog sport) with my dogs.  The exercise, time spent with my best furred friends and the fresh outdoors always lift my spirits.

    1. Taleb80 profile image79
      Taleb80posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Nice way. ☼

    2. Pamela99 profile image91
      Pamela99posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like this idea.

  5. Taleb80 profile image79
    Taleb80posted 10 years ago

    Reading, it is a great way to get me out of a bad mood, especially, motivational books. ☼

  6. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 10 years ago

    Going for a nice long walk helps, then I top that off with some sort of sinfully chocolate concoction. That seems to work for me.

  7. arksys profile image84
    arksysposted 10 years ago

    just get busy with one thing or another ... a movie, a book, exercise, a game in which you have to think or concentrate... anything that will get you to stop thinking about the main problem for a while.

  8. d.william profile image75
    d.williamposted 10 years ago

    and now for a totally politically incorrect answer:  A few tokes from a pipe filled with cannabis usually does the trick.  Too bad this wonder drug is still against the law.

    1. Austinstar profile image84
      Austinstarposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I hope they legalize it soon! I'm so tired of the war on drugs. People in jail for marijuana makes no sense at all. Drug testing for pot is useless as it stays in the system long after the 'effects' wear off.

  9. BuffaloGal1960 profile image68
    BuffaloGal1960posted 10 years ago

    Praise and Worship music.  For sure.

    Something about "How Great Thou Art" and "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" that just soothes my soul.  smile

  10. Austinstar profile image84
    Austinstarposted 10 years ago

    Bad moods are hard to conquer. But I think that anything that makes you feel better is worth it. I like to listen to Motown music. Al Green greatest hits always puts me in an instant good mood. Also Eric Clapton's guitar lifts my spirits :-)

    1. Pamela99 profile image91
      Pamela99posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That is good music.

  11. snapbackbetty profile image62
    snapbackbettyposted 10 years ago

    I usually listen to music to help me get out of a bad mood. If it's a really bad mood I listen to gospel or inspirational music.

  12. Tammy L profile image71
    Tammy Lposted 10 years ago

    How to alleviate a bad mood.  Items you will need for this task:

    1. any firearm (preferably legal.  Most gun ranges won't let you use your AK-47.)
    2. sufficient ammunition for above mentioned firearm.
    3. at least one pack of cigarettes of your choice (if you smoke)
    4. any alcoholic beverage (if you drink)
    5. photograph of person pissing you off (if you don't have a photograph a Sharpie will do nicely.)
    6. pair of ear plugs
    7: protective eyewear if you don't wear eyeglasses

    Things to avoid when going to the gun range:

    1. the freeway. (we don't want to waste our ammunition before we get there.)
    2. stupid people (see reason for staying off the freeway.)
    3. Walmart (unless that's where you get your ammunition.)

    Step 1: park in gun range parking lot
    Step 2: request a firing booth and pay your fee.
    Step 3: insert one ear plug in each ear and put on the protective eyewear.
    Step 4: take paper targets provided by gun range
    Step 5: attach photograph or write person's name using the Sharpie onto the paper target.
    Step 6: attach modified paper target to clips and set the target at the desired distance away from you.
    Step 7: fully load the firearm
    Step 8: aim loaded firearm at target
    Step 9: FIRE!

    You'll usually start feeling better before you unload the first round.

    Seriously, through, I do light a cigarette and cuss alot.  I try not to be in a bad mood when I take the pistol out.  I also want to make sure I have plenty of Midol on hand. I do stay away from freeways, stupid people, Walmart, any government run facility.  Playing with your pet usually works until he (or she) starts to get a little rough.

  13. alancaster149 profile image78
    alancaster149posted 10 years ago

    There's a few ways I can think of.
    One, sit with a shot of Famous Grouse watching one of my railway dvd's.
    Two, watch a few episodes of 'Allo, Allo', a wacky eighties-to-nineties spoof of the French Resistance v. Pompous Germans around a small town cafe run by the hapless Rene with two 'dolly bird' waitresses who keep nipping out sight of his wife's sight for a bit of hanky-panky with him. Watch out for the Gestapo man Herr Frick and General von Klinkerhoffen. You have to see it to believe it, and it gets better with each successive series. The the subterfuge centres on Herr Frick trying to find the 'Fallen Madonna with the big boobies' by the famous Dutch artist Van Klomp, to get ito his god-father Himmler's good books. Trouble is, everyone else wants it,to get away and live in luxury in the south of France... It's a BBC production by David Croft, available from Amazon on Playback (Universal) rated PG. My eldest one got me it one Christmas, clever girl!

  14. jpcmc profile image88
    jpcmcposted 10 years ago

    Acknowledge how you feel.  By putting a handle on the emotion you get to address it better.  Feeling bad can be a lot of things like frustration, irritation, anxiety or some other negative feeling.  it may even be a a combination.  Next, never repress the feeling.  It will only make it worse.  Dealing with it head on may not be palatable for some, Others, just deal with the situation slowly. It does help to vent out the bad mood.  Talking to friends and family help.  Then take care of yourself.  Pamper yourself, spend time doing what you want.  It's time to put back the focus on yourself.  This can be exercising, reading a book, long hot bath, long walks in the park, or in my case, going in the dojo and getting slammed on the mat.  In every step you need to commit to feeling better.

  15. daydreamer13 profile image61
    daydreamer13posted 10 years ago

    Going outside always helps me. Fresh air always works.

  16. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image81
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 10 years ago

    I usually have to go off by myself for a little while. When I'm in a bad mood, I know that there is no way I am going to be nice to anyone, so it's better for all involved if I just stay away from everybody.

    I will just close myself off in my room for a little bit and do something that I like (watch a movie, listen to music, write in my diary about how horrible everything is...). When I get over whatever is bothering me and/or realize that it probably doesn't matter that much, I'll come out again and all will be well with the universe.

  17. Pamela99 profile image91
    Pamela99posted 10 years ago

    Music works well for me. Sometimes I listen to praise music and at other times it just depends on what I want to hear. I love music, so most any type works for me.
    Call a good friend is another good way to get cheered up or I have a couple of comedy movies I really like. They always work.

  18. Koyna Sen profile image60
    Koyna Senposted 10 years ago

    We are often beset with bad mood. Never stay lonely, whenever you are feeling bad. Mingle with your best friends, as it will help you to forget your sorrow fast. Now, if you do not feel like meeting anyone, watch your favorite comedy show or a nice movie. Forget about calorie intake and eat lots of chocolates. This will certainly make you feel good.

  19. Wild_Life profile image57
    Wild_Lifeposted 10 years ago

    Have heard that laughter is the best medicine? So, it costs nothing to try! Ask for referrals to friends and put a pretty funny movie to watch! Another option is to try to laugh on the internet any number of Stand Up Comedy to see. Since the model is high, options abound on the web. If it works, go to a theater or concert venue and watch a live performance. Guaranteed fun and sulk away!

  20. allisonlawrence profile image68
    allisonlawrenceposted 10 years ago

    Doing something that will shift my focus. If it's because of frustration, you can write down 10 things you're thankful for - when I'm thankful it's hard to stay in a bad mood. Also, since I usually find that if I'm by myself and not busy then it's easier to just sit and think about why I'm upset, making me more upset, I try to do something that will get my mind off of it. It could be doing chores or running errands, calling a friend or serving someone else. The great thing about serving someone else is it takes the focus off me. Any combination or all of these are things I do to get out of a bad mood.


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