How to turn your negative mood around

8 easy methods to change your mood from negative to positive quickly and effectively!

Our mood can sometimes become negative in just a second. A bad incident, a failure, a difficult day at work, even a hurtful word from a loved one, can make us feel sad, depressed, unhappy. We all have been there. It may happen in just a moment, but negative mood may stick with us for a very long time. And all of us have had one of those days, when you get up in the morning and everything seems to go wrong. Next time you are feeling down, no matter what the reason, try one of the following, in order to quickly change your mood into a positive one!

1. Listen to music

Listening to music always has an effect on you. In order to turn around a negative mood, choose your favorite upbeat music, turn the volume up and let yourself enjoy it! Move around, even dance to the rhythm, if you feel like doing so. Stop thinking of anything else, concentrate on the music and you will feel better in no time!

2. Appreciate the positive things

Take a look around and try to concentrate on all the positive things you see. Try to be thankful and appreciative of all the good things you have in your life. You have a job, a family, good friends, you had a good meal, there is a beautiful bouquet of flowers on your desk, etc. Try making a list in your mind, or you can even write it down! Most of the times we ignore or we take for granted so many good things in our life and we focus on the negative ones, torturing ourselves.

3. Smile

Although you are feeling down, put a big smile on your face, a forced one! You can trick your brain into thinking that you are happy, if you are smiling! So, fake it, until you make it! It works in this case, as well!

4. Walk or exercise

It’s a very good idea to take a walk, when you are depressed. You will relax your body and your mind and you will feel better in no time. If you like exercising, this is even better and more effective! All the endorphins your body releases after a workout, can work miracles on your mood!

5. Breath

Take a break and focus on your breathing. Stand still and start inhaling through your nose for a count of four, then exhale for a count of four, again through your nose. Repeat for five times. Empty your mind and concentrate on your breathing. This will relax you and you will feel better.

6. Laugh

Search Youtube or other video platforms on internet for funny videos. Start watching what you find funny and allow yourself to get a good laugh! Your mood will turn around in no time!

7. Tidy up around you

If you feel that things around you are a mess, start tidying up and decluttering the space around you. Even little things can help, you don’t need to do a general makeover. When you put everything in order around you, you feel relieved and it will help you put also your feelings in order. I also find that cleaning can make me feel relieved, more relaxed and happier!

8. Talk to someone

If you are feeling down, don’t hesitate to talk to someone. That’s what friends are for! Call your best friend and chat! Don’t start complaining, it’s best to talk about something else. Something that will take your mind off your problems and off your mood. This will be much more helpful that passing all your misery over to your friend. You can even talk to a neighbor or a coworker. Choose a cheerful person around you and start chatting. His/her positive mood will affect also your mood.

So, next time you are feeling down, don’t allow your negative mood to ruin your day! Take action and turn your mood around quickly! Enjoy your life!

What do you prefer to do when you are in a bad mood?

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32 thoughts on “How to turn your negative mood around”

  1. Upbeat music is great for improving your mood. But DO make sure that you listen to happy, upbeat music and not sad melancholy music!! Also, talking to someone seems to always help lighten your mood. Just saying out loud what is troubling you usually make the issues seem much less severe and burdensome, compared to how they seem when you keep them all bottled up inside and just dwell on them.

    1. Music can affect our mood in no time! I agree, we should be careful to choose happy upbeat music, otherwise we will make things worse. Talking always helps. And writting, I might add! 🙂

  2. Such a refreshing read. I go out to walk in the woods, whenever i feel sad. Staying close to nature, looking at the beauty around calms my senses and reinvigorated I’m.

    1. You are so lucky! Living close to nature is a great advantage! Taking a walk in the woods is very beneficial! 🙂

    1. I use those methods a lot, too. They are very effective, that’s why I decided to share them! 🙂

  3. Nice post. Yes great tips here for turning negative feelings of depression etc around. For me laughter is the key. Smiling and laughing is a great cure for negative feelings. Music is also very helpful.

    1. Smilling and laughing is very important in our lives and they can also change the way people around us feel. We can spread the positive feelings around!

  4. Great advice! I like to listen to music and unclutter the enviroment. I can’t concentrate and feel good if there’s a mess around me.

    1. Music can change our world! Uncluttering is also very important. A messy environment reflects our messy feelings usually.

  5. For me, music is everything and can change my mood, even my day just with one song. But I also think that attitude is eveything, even if you ad a horrible day, a positive attitude is the best way to overcome negativity.

    1. Music can make my day too! Attitude is indeed very important. We should always keep it positive! 🙂

  6. Cleaning is my go to, even if it is just a small room like the bathroom, makes me feel like Im doing something. Music is always a great way! I love to drive too, that keeps my mind busy and I can drive for hours!

    1. You are right, driving can be relaxing! Especially when driving and listening to music is combined! Cleaning has always worked for me too. 🙂

  7. Nice post. Music is definitely a great mood booster and one of my favorite ways to turn a not so good day into a better one.

  8. When I am feeling down I talk to my family or friends about irrelevant topics and I immediately feel better. Also writing helps me a lot when I am not very well. Very good points as always Rodanthi, thank you!

    1. Talking to someone always helps to take your mind off things. Writing is also one of my favorites. Thank you! 🙂

  9. Lovely advice, Rodanthi! To that I would have added drawing or coloring, since I find it relaxing and well… it helps take my mind off things. Though, it’s true, it doesn’t always happen that way…

  10. Some great tips shared! For me, running works whenever I am in a bad mood. It changes my mood and I feel good about myself.

    1. Keeping busy is a good way to change your mood, because it keeps your mind occupied, so you are not allowing yourself to be miserable!

  11. The idea of using music is fine. You can also watch your favorite movie or sport the good mood will just return.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post! I seriously need this with all the craziness going around! Well I do try to breath and talk to someone to just destress! Great tips!:)

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