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The basic of managing mood

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Managing mood Introduction And The Basics

Synopsis

Managing mood is a powerful word. It comes from older words that mean spirit, mind, strives, be energetic, and courage; it is referred to as normal behavior or custom. Thus, mood means way more than being happy or being sad. Attitudes encompass much from what you need to live. Spirit, mind, to strive, be energetic, and courage – are all related to moods and your sense of well being.

Managing mood basics

Different Facts About Moods

  • Moods are your state of mind – whether you’re happy or lonely, afraid or angry, depressed, or ecstatic.
  • Emotions and moods are strongly explicitly linked to the structure of the center of your brain, where your unconscious activities are being controlled.
  • Moods actually have three elements – how one feels, what happens in the body, and what mood makes one do.
  • Certain experiences and memories are powerfully linked to your mind, the reason why they often trigger your mood automatically.

Moods are considered an emotional state. They differ from emotions in a way that they’re less intense, less specific, and they’re less likely to be triggered by particular events or stimuli. Moods also differ from personality traits or temperaments, which is longer lasting. Nevertheless, such personality traits like neuroticism and optimism predispose certain kinds of spirits. Prolonged- term mood disturbances such as bipolar disorder and clinical depression are also considered as mood disorders. Moods are subjective, internal states, but they are often being inferred from behaviors and posture.

Your Thought Determined Your Moods

Your thought is controlling your moods; this is the reality, you must think, or something should reach your intellectual mind to be understood and processed before you can feel anything. If someone has insulted you in a specific language you don’t understand; in a gentle voice and sweet face, you wouldn’t get upset. But if the words were translated, your mood will swing. This only proves that your thought precedes your emotions, hence your spirit.

With an objective self-observation, you will know that you don’t have full control over your thoughts, and neither on your moods. Spiritual practices are aimed towards controlling your emotions and thoughts, which are being controlled by certain elements. Elements such as jealousy, greed, selfishness, and other aspects of human conditions hold all your ideas. The worst part is the loneliness. Being along, not just momentarily – the feeling of being ahead in life is indeed one of the most potent and worst elements of all. The power of this element is hidden from its very nature, and most people deny its existence. Think of all the things you want or do, see if it ultimately does or doesn’t come down in securing a friend, a companion, or in respect of strangers. As you have lost a connection or touch with your spiritual side, you have come entirely relying on the human realm. Your mood becomes independent from your experiences. This disconnecting experience and spirit present various challenges in your daily life. A sense of self-confidence and self-identity can also be affected. Symptoms like extreme irritability also affect relationships. Hopelessness and sadness may become too overwhelming. The importance of oneself can be lost if you don’t know what you need to expect from your mood.

2 Identify Where The Mood Is Coming From

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What is the difference between moods and feelings? Both of them describe your emotions; the difference is only about how long they’ll last. Feelings are transient, meaning that they result from the current situation that you are, and they can change instantly. Moreover, a mood lasts for hours or even for days. Uncomfortable feelings usually vanished by itself, but your ‘bad mood’ needs some efforts to change.

Where Are They Coming From

What Causes Your Moods?

Your psychological and physical states are causing moods. If you say you’re feeling good, you are probably describing contentment or good health. Likewise, if you say you’re feeling bad, you are probably expressing sadness or cold. Teasing out both the state of your body and mind is somewhat complicated because they influence one another.

On the other hand, there are also different physical causes and means to your moods. For instance, low sugar levels of blood, hunger, or sleep deprivation cause change in your attitudes. The energy level of your body also causes a change in your mood. Many people usually feel energetic and most upbeat in late mornings and early afternoons but less active and less optimistic during late afternoons and evenings.

The type and amount of chemicals from your brain called neurotransmitters also underlie most moods on the neurological level. In addition to that, activities in the different parts of your mind also cause distinct mood states. Lastly, hormonal changes in the body are linked to your moods. These changes are generally evident in specific life stages, like adolescence and menopause and menarche for women.

It gets more complicated – seasonal changes can also affect your moods. The quantity of the present ultraviolet light has been believed to affect moods. During the winter season, when the number of daylight hours is fewer, some people experience Seasonal Affective Depressions or SAD. Also, various illnesses cause specific physiological changes, which in turn affect your mood states.

Physiological disorders are also believed to affect moods. Depression may cause you to feel hopeless or worthless, and you may lose pleasure and interest in your everyday activities. Bipolar disorders include the symptoms mentioned above mixed or alternating with your feelings of distractibility, inflated self-esteem, and restlessness. Anxiety disorders cause a generalized sense of worry and irritability. There are some of the most common physiological issues that usually affect moods.

Moods And Emotions

Moods involve more than emotion. They bring about different changes in your judgment, thought, actions, and in the body’s essential functions. The various mood disorders are not emotional disorders. In terms of mood disorder, a person loses his/her ability to see emotions in perspectives and acting wisely against them.

Mood disorders disrupt the essential connections between your brain’s action center and emotional center. These two parts of your brain are connected; that’s why your emotions influence your judgments and actions. When a specific mood disorder has disrupted that connection, a person may either act or not act.

3 Get In A Take Charge Frame Of Mind

Synopsis

Your current mood, in a very significant way, is considered your life. Your predominant attitudes establish the tone of your life. If your spirits are predominantly content, happy, or any other positive mindsets, the chance is you will say that you have a great experience. But if your moods are mostly negative, well, You get the picture.

What type of mood are you having right now? Why are you in this particular mood? Do you wonder where this mood comes from? Are you able to control your mood, make a choice about it?

Great news! According to various positive psychology researches and in other related fields, you can actually take control over your moods, learn to become more optimistic, be even happier, and thus live a much happier and better life that you want for yourself.

Take Charge

There are three ways for moods to happen – without your knowledge, if something happens, whether it is good or bad, and because you choose to control your temper and change it deliberately.

Waking up early in the morning, what mood are you in? Do you often notice your mood? Does your awareness thoughts like, “Oh no, it’s already time for me to get up!” Or “oh no, I really forgot to… “. These will get you in a mood, right?

If you start the day with an ‘Uh oh’ or ‘oh no,’ the bad or sour mood that it creates can have a strong negative effect on your entire day and your total well being. If you do not intervene with this, you have just decided that other things will go wrong and feel wrong, and it can also create stress all through your day.

So, how will you ever take control of your moods and be a happier person?

Catch yourself from the act: Most people have this thinking habit that puts them in the wrong mood. Worrying, regretting, and self-criticism is one of these thoughts. If you see yourself making this harmful thought habit, STOP. Don’t always beat yourself for some simple things that you’ve done for the day. You might consider telling yourself that you are not supposed to waste your time blaming yourself for simple things instead of thinking of something much better. Remember, anything will progress if you continue to indulge yourself in negative thoughts.

Focus on the positive thoughts: You can create positive thinking habits – develop a discipline of thinking only positive reviews. Why not make your gratitude journal and write the things that you are thankful for. Get that habit of appreciating and acknowledging people and things around you—vision your positive future. The time spent on thinking positive thoughts is a time well-spent.

Changing your language is also helpful: Your word, spoken out loud or to yourself or in your thoughts, actually dramatically influences your mood. Phrases such as ‘I can’t….’ can affect your mood. Replace this with ‘I can… ‘Or even ‘I choose to…’ You will notice a difference in how you feel.

4 Learn To De-stress

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There are lessons that you need to learn for you to be healthy and control your mood swings. First, you should know the stress is natural and it is a necessary facet of your life. You feel pressure as you feel threatened, afraid, or sense that something is causing you to feel unbalanced or unsettled. It’s quite familiar. Second, you need to know that too much stress can be dangerous to your health; this is why you should learn to de-stress; it is highly essential.

Fortunately, there are many simple things for you to do every day for your mind to unwind. As your mind develops, your body will recuperate and relax from all the events and things.

Calm Down

 Take a walk or stroll: It does not matter how long you intend to walk. Walk away, step outside, and take some walk around your office building. Getaway, breathe and focus on relaxing things outside. Focus on the singing birds, that funny lady talking on the phone, how the leaves blow with the wind. Get out, walk away for a while, and focus yourself on something way much better.

 Meditate: As you meditate, you are forcing your mind just to let go, focus on something aside from your breathing. People all struggle to let things go, especially when these things het the nerve, and they can’t find a resolution for these things. Meditation will take all of that away. You can meditate and see yourself go to a ‘happy place’ or focus on how your body breathes in and breathes out the air. The aim of meditation is to make you feel better. Meditation does not need hours. You can actually meditate for minutes, and it’s just as calming and effective.

 Listen to soothing music or perhaps your favorite song: Music can set your mood; you can cry with it, you can sing with it, just as it makes you feel better. Whenever you are feeling down, listen to your favorite music. Wherever you are, music can reach you. This is indeed one of the best and effective ways to de-stress.

 Take Some effective herbal tea: When people are stressed, the last thing you want to take is caffeine, so avoid that can of soda or

that cup of hot coffee. Opt to drink herbal tea; opt to your favorite one. Chamomile is excellent, especially if you want to relax, and so is ‘sleepy time’ and peppermint tea.

 Breathe: Sometimes, all you need is a long deep breath. Take a long and deep breath. Slowly breathe in and breathe out. Oxygen will help your body relax and open up, reenergizing you to face your day with an excellent clear mind.

Controlling your moods is also about managing your stress. As you learn how to de-stress, you will also learn how to take control of your spirit. With de-stressing, you are not just encouraging a healthy body but a healthy mind as well.

5 Watch What You Eat And Drink

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It is becoming more and more popular and known that your nutrition helps in enhancing your mood. It is also considered that by eating specific foods, your perspective might get worse. So for you to improve your mood, what foods should you be eating anyway? Which foods should you avoid?

‘Eat these healthy foods,’ ‘avoid eating those foods’, ‘you’ll gain weight from eating those,’ and ‘there’s too much salt, sugar, or calories in those foods.’ Well, you have heard lots of warnings against the foods you are eating.

Most people are addicted to eating junk foods every time they want to improve their moods. Drinks and foods such as ice creams, cakes, coffee, chips, alcohol, and chocolate are readily accessible almost everywhere to soothe you when you are stressed, bored, or destructive.

However, there are healthier and better alternatives to junk foods for some quick fix to enhance your moods.

Watch It

When you eat junk foods, what happens to your mood neurotransmitters, serotonin, dopamine, GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid. And norepinephrine is an artificially stimulated depleting you nutritionally, which leads to the imbalances of your body. As this continues, it can even lead to critical health issues, both physically and mentally. Insulin resistance, depression, adrenaline fatigue, anxiety are just some of them.

So, it is an excellent idea for you to phase all these foods out of your diet. Begin by replacing these foods with unprocessed, real foods that can feed you with the essential enzymes and nutrients your body requires to create lots of ‘feel good’ hormones. This is real!

 Bananas: Bananas are rich with magnesium, which helps in reducing anxiety and improving sleep. Stress-reducing and calming, bananas contain tryptophan – an amino acid that has converted to serotonin.

 Leafy greens: Like chard, kale, and spinach are rich in essential folic acid, a nutrient proven effective in alleviating depression and reducing fatigue. They are also rich in antioxidants that protect your brain cells against free radicals, which dampen your moods and drain your energy.

 Walnuts: High in magnesium and serotonin-boosting ‘omega 3’ fatty acids, these antioxidant-rich nuts are an instant mood booster.

 Citrus fruits: Deficiency in Vitamin C is associated with depressed mood, low energy, and irritability. Citrus fruits can provide you with instant Vitamin C burst and help pump oxygen all through your brain and body.

 Sunflower seeds: Sunflower seed is a good source for magnesium and folate, regulating and boosting mood.

 Avocados: These are happy fruits! Avocados can provide you with lots of healthy fats that can improve your mood and keep you satisfied. They are high in tryptophan, together with folic acid and vitamin B, which helps your body turn tryptophan into ‘feel good’ serotonin.

 Cacao: Yes! Cacao is chocolate, but in their unprocessed, raw form, they are without caffeine, and they have the highest level of antioxidant. But if they also contain lots of ‘feel good’ hormones like serotonin, tryptophan, PEA, or phenylethylamine (a love hormone).

6 Learn To Let Up On Yourself A Bit

Synopsis

Everyone has bad days, and everyone has good days. Both states pass, and both of them may come again, but in different circumstances and ways. Life is a balance of dark and light. Real happiness does not only come from being involved or attached to your good days as well as by dreading your bad days, but by really accepting that these two are parts of your life.

When you accept this, you will be able to see life in a better and balanced perspective, with essential equanimity, enjoying all the good days, learning things from your hard days, and appreciating the fact that both good days and bad days have equal roles in your life.

It is never true that learning stops. There’s no sense in kidding yourself by telling when these things or those things happen. Everything has a perfect time forever. It won’t be, just because learning will never stop coming your way. When you accept this, your life will become more comfortable, both in your good days and bad days. It doesn’t have to mean that your life is never going to be easier for you. Yes, it will, but this will happen as you become better equipped to cope and understand it. But remember that learning will always be present in your life.

Take It Easy

There are times, though, when your hard days linger much longer. During these sad days, maybe weeks or months, or even years, finding that strength to believe that sad times will pass may seem too overwhelming. Hope is the only thing that will draw you forward during these times, but if you’ve been in this place of sadness for such a long time, then hope may seem impossible to find.

So, during these times, even the smallest steps and ideas are necessary for you to find new hope, let yourself up again, and find happiness in your days. Sometimes, these little things can serve to be a massive catalyst that will help turn things around. When finding reasons to get up from your bed and start your day seems a challenge for you, you have to be kind and gentle. Try to accept that maybe right now, you’re only competent to take small steps.

  • Buy some coloring pencils, then draw or you can also buy a coloring book and color it. It’s childlike and effortless. But colors carry lots of healing properties. The distraction from coloring and drawing can bring you in the present space, instead of dwelling on it.
  • List your top qualities. Yes, you have lots of them. Acknowledge all the positive parts and things about yourself, without references to the negative things you see about yourself, don’t allow negativity in your life today.
  • Take yourself somewhere relaxing incredibly with beautiful birds in a natural environment. Listen to all their joys of being alive, how they usually sing because of pure love. Watch how free they are as they fly.
  • They also need to survive; they also have their challenges. But still, they always remember how to be happy and joyous about their life.
  • There are lots of small things that you can do to let yourself up for a bit. All you need is some motivation and courage. Why burden yourself with something when you can choose to be happy. Remember, happiness is a choice. It’s your call.

7 The Benefits Of Managing Moods

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How Can You Manage Your Emotions And How Beneficial It Is For You?

Understanding how to manage your moods and emotions, both by learning to take control of your philosophies and experience other people’s perspectives to work well with them, can turbo-charge your success; you will even surprise yourself.

You may wonder how essential all these can be in your life. Isn’t managing moods about being fair and pleasant, or about practicing a golden rule?

And isn’t enhancing your emotional intelligence can be out of your reach since moods are natural and you don’t control how other people make you feel, right?

The Benefits

Managing your moods and emotions is not just about being right or friendly to others.

You see, learning how to manage your moods and emotional intelligence is a skill that anyone can take advantage of or benefit from. And it’s worthy to note that no one could not benefit from enhancing their abilities to manage their emotions and manage their moods fully.

Managing moods and emotions is among the many things you will need to learn if you get serious in taking your professional and personal life to a higher level. Consider an equation of ‘feeling’ plus ‘focus’ equals to the fact.

This equation only means – Where you place your attention, and how exactly you are thinking about something will determine what actions you will take next.

Apply this in a real-world scenario: You’re focusing on your boss’s last thing during the meeting. You suddenly feel embarrassed by what she said, but you lack the essential assertiveness pieces of training to handle the situation well; hence, instead of speaking to your boss assertively, you continue to think all about the event repeatedly. Each time, you then feel more cynical – and here is where your moods and emotions get more robust, and it depends upon your style of understanding and processing this type of negative feelings.

Some people experience their moods negativity outward, so their ‘facts’ will be about anger and directed towards their boss. But other people will share the negativity of their attitude inward. Their ‘facts’ will be lowered self-esteem and self-confidence, and they may also feel helpless, especially in asserting themselves.

Managing your moods enhances and develops assertive communication.

Picture an angry person or a person with low self-confidence trying to become assertive. Neither low self-esteem nor anger or eve helplessness can help anyone be bold. However, managing your moods and having a higher emotional intelligence can help you in self-management, impulse or mindset control, and self-confidence. And it can also help you have more social awareness, be more tolerant and understanding of other people whose emotional intelligence is not as powerful as yours.

In addition to that, with higher emotional intelligence skills, you will have excellent relationship management. With this, you will be more eloquent, confident, and better at asserting yourself and managing your moods. Developing your skills in managing your moods and increasing your emotional intelligence takes the right tools, tips, and techniques for you to master.

8 Staying Motivated To Manage Moods

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Learning how to stay motivated to manage your moods is a significant factor that can help you live a happier and fulfilled life. It all usually starts with your thoughts, and thoughts lead to emotions and moods, leading to actions and producing varied results. If you continuously believe and think that you cannot do something, you should change this thought to feel different towards different things. Your thoughts are too powerful – producing the driving forces behind your actions. Your motivation starts basically with ideas. What’s not real might seem real, depending on your state of thinking since it affects your perceptions in life’s experiences.

When you suffer from hard days, you tend to have the least resistance, and this is so because it may seem the easiest thing to do, and it requires you with the least effort; this is natural; it is a part of you being a human being. The pathway you prefer to walk can lead to varied situations and scenarios that help you overcome your problems and manage your moods. In the worst scenario, you develop negative thoughts and negative perspectives producing long term unwanted results.

Staying Motivated

Yes, it’s true. Bad moods may lead to worst scenarios, but good spirits may lead you to suitable systems. It’s that easy – so that you know happiness is a choice. So instead of envying your bad day with your bad moods, why not see each day is the best day of your life and live up with cheerful spirits. Isn’t that great?

It is essential for you to stay very motivated to manage your moods to create consistent actions to promote a positive outcome for you. Therefore, you should identify what drives your good spirits and what drives your bad attitudes. And remember to eliminate all the negative things out of your life and stay optimistic, this will help you manage your moods in a way that you make it a habit of yourself.

Synchronicity facilitates a flow of real happy events that become one of your daily and everyday routines. Positive energy will surround you, and all the things you touch will turn to gold. With this, the law of true abundance will bless you daily. If you want this to happen, here’s a simple yet powerful plan. It is a six-point personal program that can design your moods.

  • Arise from the bed quickly: get out of your mattress immediately. Give yourself enough purpose to see the new day as another fantastic bright day.
  • Say it out loud ‘It is definitely a good day!’ will help you start your day with positive energy. Be ready to join a happy world!
  • Sing – in the shower and even in your car, feeling depressed whenever you sing? No way! Singing will set a good mood for positive thinking.
  • Compliments others – say something good and nice to people, enjoy your life, and encourage a sense of gratitude.
  • Read aloud, hear your voice. Try to appreciate the sound of your voice. Read aloud, and your brain will listen to it, and as you accept the sound of your voice, it will give you security and create higher self-esteem.
  • Maintain only positive thoughts: Avoid negativity. Try to avoid negative people. It will help you focus more on good things from any situation and notice lesser negative things.

So, stay motivated to manage your moods. With this, you will be able to live a happier life!

9 Staying On Track

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So you want to stay on track with your life, right? Well, staying on track of motivation can be a daunting task for some people. But it is nearly possible for everyone as long as one exerts real dedication. It is essential for you to know the importance of developing systems, how to be, and staying interested in everything you are doing.

Staying On Track And Motivated Through A System

Setting up a system is among the effective ways of staying motivated in life. Okay, it may sound not so glamorous, but you will notice that all of them have some success system in place as you study successful people. It is a potentially critical factor in creating a life you want. Why not plan for the next day? This is a powerful method that is overlooked for being so straightforward. Don’t fall into this trap. Plan ahead of your next day; with this, you won’t spend time wondering what your next step should be. To simply put it, you will be hitting on the ground. Well, now that you are ready to face your day.

You need to be.

Passionate

It is best to be passionate about things. If you do, you will find it easier to stay motivated to do something. But, what if you can’t stand with the task? You’d do anything just to avoid or put it off. Well, here is the thing to remember, losers only focus themselves on pleasurable things, while winners always focus on the delightful outcomes. You must focus on the long-term results rather than on the short term. May sound so obvious and straightforward, yet this is the reality to most people. They focus more on the task and not on the result it can create. But what if things aren’t only entertaining, but unsuccessful too?

You Need To Bounce Back – Staying On Track

Though things don’t work out the way you want it to be, you don’t have to lose hope. All you need to do is to bounce back and stay motivated and on track with your life. It is essential to teach yourself that even if things are tough, you should never give up. As you stay on the trail, then you will be fine. And even though it may turn out not as what you’ve planned it to be, there’s always a second chance – A chance from trying.

10 Making Resolutions For Managing Moods

Every January, it seems that people are joining together to do one thing: To make their New Year’s Resolution. However, making resolutions is a lot easier than keeping them. Solutions need a change in your behavior and attitude. They need you to forget the old and welcome the new ones because of most resolutions by the next months.

So, is a resolution impossible for you to keep? Well, here are a few things to consider.

First, it is something that all people have. But it is just like muscles. You need to flex and stretch it continually. The use will power to help you get through problematic situations. Know that you’re capable of doing amazing things. Stretch those muscles and discover where it can contact you. Resolutions need to be challenging as long as you’re up to the tasks.

Second, know that change is quite hard to achieve, so if you want to change something. Take your time; don’t force yourself too hard.

Third, you should always consider yourself in an excellent mood, for it helps you keep your resolutions. When you are in a sour mood, you might sabotage your goals with destructive behavior. So, why not do things that will make you laugh or spend some time with the people you love?

Finally, avoid creating resolutions that you’ve to be 100% perfect. No one’s perfect, you know. When you’re trying something new, it’s incredibly hard for you to stay perfect in it. So, give yourself a break. Try to do your goal 8% at a time. Read more about self-help

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