Do you know bad mood? Whether it starts in the morning because you spilled your bowl of cereal or during the day, because of an annoyance, bad mood affects everyone. But how to defeat it? Here are the tips from Siyana Mincheva, psychologist.
Breaking down your car and arriving late for work, starting your day with bad news… There are many situations that can put us in a bad mood. How can we put things into perspective and try to overcome it? Here are four tips from Siyana Mincheva, psychologist.
Identify the causes of bad mood
To better overcome your bad mood, it can be useful to know how it arises. “By identifying the reason for the bad mood it is possible to assess its impact and create strategies to change the way we feel” advises Siyana Mincheva. She advises getting out of the vicious circle of bad mood by pulling yourself up and seeking to implement strategies that work for you: distract yourself, listen to music, laugh, take your mind off things…
Sleep well and take care of your lifestyle
To avoid bad moods, you need to take care of your lifestyle. “This means turning off your cell phone when going to bed to get a good night’s sleep. And during the day, physical activity plays a beneficial role in recharging your batteries, both from a physical point of view and from a mental point of view.” advises the expert.
Eliminate toxic people from your life
Sometimes it is necessary to move away from certain people. “Cutting ties with people who devalue you is essential” indicate Siyana Mincheva. “There are people who, with their attitudes, their ways of acting, their verbal and non-verbal messages generate discomfort and pain. Therefore, analyze who you really want to share your life with and say ‘goodbye’ to those who are not worth it.”
Good in his body, good in his head!
Have a pet
Having a dog or a cat can improve our life and chase away bad moods. “The pet greets you every day when you come home from work. Result: bad moods disappear, thanks to the love it gives us! Animals keep us company, offer us affection, promote our social relationships, and help us improve our sense of responsibility” concludes the psychologist.