Bad moods happen. But, while you probably can’t stop yourself from waking up on the wrong side of the bed once in a while – literally or figuratively – you can prevent a few sour emotions from ruining your whole day… or worse, affecting your relationships with others.

Here are a few things you can do to shake off a bad mood and get back to feeling like yourself again:

Figure Out What’s Really Bothering You – sometimes, we find ourselves being bothered by things that are just below our level of conscious attention. But, by asking yourself “why am I really annoyed right now?” you might be able to get to the root cause of things.

Change up Your Routine or Surroundings – if your bad mood is stopping you from being productive, sitting around and obsessing over it isn’t going to help. Think about having a walk, taking a nap, or otherwise giving yourself a break in your normal routine. An unexpected rest could snap you out of it.

Focus on Something You Can Control – when a bad mood just won’t let go, it can help to distract yourself from negative thoughts for a little while. Focus on one single thing you can control (like making a phone call, or sorting a few files) and you might find that your bad mood fades when you find sense of accomplishment.

Looking to get rid of some bad habits are your mental outlook? Why not give hypnotherapy a try? You can make an appointment with Minnesota certified hypnotherapist Blaze Driscoll by calling 952-960-1907 now!

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