Jennifer Almand from Northside Psychological Services is here to give you her best advice on lifting a bad mood.
Stressing out about things outside of your control. A bad mood can also be caused by insecurities that arise from worrying about how other people perceive and pre-judge you. Try not to compare your accomplishments to others.
What is an easy way to elevate your mood?
Change what you can control. Listen to positive music, close your eyes and visualize a relaxing spring afternoon, think positive thoughts, or clean your house.
What saying puts you in a better mood?
“You are not responsible for other people’s happiness.”
Where do you go to improve your mood?
I prefer to spend time outdoors with my friends and family. A few favorites include Piedmont Park, Atlanta BeltLine, Stone Mountain, and Roswell Old Mill Park. Also, I find yoga is a great tool to boost my mood.
When all else fails, where can you go for help?
I suggest calling a friend who is positive and uplifting. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Remind yourself of things you have to appreciate in life. You cannot change the past, but you can change your behavior in the future. Also, remember that you can control your mood; you do not have to let your mood control you.