If you've ever gotten up on the wrong side of the bed, these tips will help calm your irritability and save those around you from your foul mood.
You will need
- Your favorite movie or music
- A project
- Positive thoughts
- Someone to talk to
- An early bedtime
- Fish (optional)
Step 1 Hit the gym Hit the gym. Exercise releases the feel-good hormones called endorphins, which can turn a bad day around in no time.
Eating fish can also release endorphins and elevate your mood, thanks to Omega-3 fatty acids.
Step 2 Watch a favorite movie Watch your favorite movie or listen to your favorite music.
Step 3 Complete a project Complete a household, outdoor, or personal project to feel a sense of accomplishment.
Step 4 Avoid negative thoughts Avoid thinking about all the bad stuff that happened in the past. Concentrate on the good things, and on the present.
Step 5 Talk to someone Talk to a family member, friend, or even a professional, and tell them what’s bothering you.
Step 6 Go to bed earlier Go to bed a little earlier than usual. The sooner a bad day ends, the sooner a new day can begin.
Did You Know:
Between 1996 and 2005, the use of antidepressants nearly doubled in the United States.