It happens to the best of us. Maybe you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Or perhaps you start the morning and a few things happen that set you in that track of “oh man, this is going to be one of those days…” The rest of the day follows suit and sometimes even gets worse.
What can we do in these situations? Well, quite frankly, there is a lot you can do, and it may be easier than you think.
It does depend to some degree on what is causing that icky mood. Is it some issue or situation that you actually need to attend to that you may be avoiding? Is it some lingering thoughts and feelings about something that’s been brewing for a while? In these cases, there might be some further investigation and actions required in order to shake it off completely. You may need to be with the feelings that are there rather than steer clear of them, or you may need to confront or address a person or situation that you would prefer to avoid.
Even in these cases, it is possible to shift your mood in a short time period. Here are some ideas.
Make sure you are fed and hydrated. Even I am a bear when I’m too hungry. This one is so basic, but it’s surprising how many people don’t check in with it!
Take a short walk or do some kind of exercise. Not only is this a great stress-buster, it can shift your mood on a dime.
Do something creative. Apparently, there’s some research pointing to the idea that your grumpy mood could be great for creativity. Plus, it will change your focus away from what is bothering you and you may find some solutions or simply feel better.
Do something nice for someone else. It’s a sweet way to kill two birds with one stone.
Take 5 minutes and crack open some fiction. Just start reading something – as long as it’s not something depressing! This short amount of mental distraction can sometimes be enough to stop the negative thought pattern from starting a gang and inviting all of its neighbours and long-lost family members along for a ride. Who wants that?
Watch or listen to something funny. Time to tune into some funny YouTube videos. If you know that you tend to fall into bad moods somewhat frequently, keep a list of these! Watch something that actually makes you laugh out loud. Good luck holding on to a brutal mood for long. It’s potent medicine.
Listen to some uplifting music. Just like with the keeping of the funny video list, keep a list of music that, when you listen to it, you CANNOT RESIST smiling or dancing. In fact, get up and shake your booty. Again, good luck holding on to that crapola mood after you’ve rocked out to something like Groove Is In The Heart. Just sayin’.
And for the last item… drumroll, please…
Use energy therapies to shift that awful mood! I’m pretty sure you knew I’d go there.
I’ve got three recordings to share with you this month, depending on what you need in terms of clearing out a bad mood. I would love to find out if you find these effective, so here’s a link to a short survey that will take about 3 minutes to fill out when you are finished.
- Blah, grumpy or low energy mood? This is for those times when you need to just shake it off and you know you’re not that far from feeling good. It’s 12 minutes.
- Got yourself in a bit of a slump or icky mood? This 20 minute recording uses a totally different technique called Advanced Clearing Energetics, or ACE. Like the first recording, it’s for shifting a bad mood and raising your vibration so that you feel much lighter.
- Woke up in a really bad state or just having a tough time coming out of that stubborn nasty mood? This recording is the most intense one and lasts 23 minutes. It’s designed to bring you from quite a low state to feeling more neutral. If you want to up your mood even further after listening to it, you could then listen to the first recording to take yourself even higher!
I really appreciate you taking the time to provide this important feedback! Here’s that link again!
With love, Stephanie