If your foul mood has your coworkers calling a foul on you, keep reading for how to get out of that funk and into a fantastic mood.
Bad moods happen to the best of us, and they never seem to come at convenient times. Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed or are in a funk because of circumstances around you, feel better fast and get back on the road to Happy Town (or at least, Complacent Town) in no time.
Find the source of the bad mood. When you’re not feeling like yourself, typical comments from those around you can be blown out of proportion. Control the bad mood before it really gets going by isolating the cause of it, whether it’s from something someone did , lack of sleep or being in a rut, and list ways to fix it.
Find some (good) caffeine. If you’re cranky because you’re sleepy or just feel listless, don’t try to fix it with bad office coffee. Instead, take a break to a quality coffee shop and get yourself something delicious and caffeinated there instead.
Have a piece of dark chocolate. Chocolate containing at least 70 percent cacao stimulates endorphin production and releases a small supply of serotonin, which functions as an anti-depressant. Plus, it lowers blood pressure, which is helpful if your foul mood has you fired up.
Vent. Go in a quiet room, call a trusted friend or family member and ask if you can vent for just a minute. Starting your conversation like that will indicate that the other party should probably just listen instead of offer advice. Sometimes, just getting frustrations off your chest is all you need to turn your day around.
Get out. Use your 15-minute break or lunch break to take a walk or a drive, or just sit on a bench in a nearby park. Get out of your office or home to gain perspective on whatever it is that has you down.
Listen to upbeat music. Music from the 1950s and early 1960s is usually a good choice, as it’s cheerful and light, but whatever gets you out of your funk will do.