How to deal with bad mood

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When you feel like the walls are closing in on you and everyone seems cold, bitter and annoying. When your problems seem to inundate and you feel very miserable. Just stop. Take a deep breath and think about how you’re feeling. First of all, realize that its normal to be all upset or depressed or agitated. But also realize that you won’t feel this way forever. As a matter of fact, if you think about it, you can change the way you feel as quickly as turning on a light. Just do it. Give yourself a good sigh and think “I don’t want to feel this way. I want to feel better. I think I will start feeling better even though all my problems are cluttering my emotions. As a matter of fact, I will just feel better.” It’s not that difficult. You just feel better because you make yourself feel better. Simple. You don’t even have to ask permission from your boss.

Be Honest with Yourself
This can be difficult. Being honest with yourself takes practice. We all lie to ourselves. If you did something that you are ashamed of, something bad, or even something criminal, you just can’t live your life revolving around it. Face the facts, accept them and just move on.

It’s OK to be self critical as long as it is constructive criticism. This is an important characteristic of being honest with yourself. It is you, you’re talking to after all. And if you’re afraid of yourself, you’ll never change. So, if you don’t like something about yourself, like the clothes you wear, the way you smell, the color of your shoes, don’t yell at yourself. Change what you don't like about yourself. If it is something you can't change such as your height, just accept it as a reality of life. This is the goal behind being honest with yourself. Be constructive with your self criticism. You’re not trying to become even more depressed or self-loathing, you’re trying to figure out how to correct your problems.

Quit blaming others. There is no one to blame but yourself. Everyone makes mistakes and they don't make mistakes just to make your life miserable. When you see someone making a mistake, look at it as an opportunity. An opportunity to help the person in his weakest moment. The person will really appreciate this gesture and might even return you the favor some day. He would never make the same annoying mistake again. And you will feel very good about yourself because their is nothing more satifying than helping someone in need.

Helping others doesn't mean yelling at them, telling them that they are wrong or that they have made a big mess. Helping means showing the person how the work is done by actually doing it for them or by pointing them in the right direction. Be polite and do it with a smile.

Don’t be so Negative
Most things in life are not the way we would like them to be. I don't like paying bills. I don't like getting up in the morning. Yet I pay my bills and get up early every morning because I don't want to be fired and I don't want my electricity an cell phone service cancelled. The bulk of tasks we perform each day are tasks we would never perform if it weren't for the undesirable consequences of not performing them. In addition there are simple emotions we have to deal with each day. Not being appreciated for the work you did. Not having your voice heard. Not having a position worthy of your competences. Having to share your office with that guy. No wonder you are so negative all the time. It is just a reaction to all the stress you have to deal with.

However, everything is life is not that bad. You do have fun every now and then, don't you. You can't buy that new supercar but you have bought that iPod, haven't you. You do get to do things you like. You do get to hang out with some friends. Yon can't change the world but you can change your attitude towards your life. Being negative only makes you feel lousy. Concentrate on the positive things on your and ignore the unpleasant things. Life is too short to be upset about living it. It will be over before you know it. Enjoy it while you can.

Happiness is only a state of mind. If poor children whose parents can't even afford shoes be happy, then why can't you be happy and be optimistic. Being happy is very easy. Just smile and be positive. Now is a very good time to start.

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