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Putting Yourself in a Better Mood

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You are in a bad mood; maybe it is because of a difficult day at work or home, or the weather is just too gray and dreary. Whatever the reason there are ways of improving you mood. This is a guide about putting yourself in a better mood.
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February 7, 2012
  1. Keep an uplifting photo of your child, grandchild, pet, or favorite vacation spot on your desk, near your work area, or in your purse or wallet. When you begin feeling overwhelmed, grumpy, or mentally tired take a few moments to focus on the picture and you will begin to feel better.
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  3. Pop a piece of peppermint in your mouth when you start to feel the familiar afternoon slump. It's refreshing flavor will quickly perk you up.
  4. If you're in a place where it's possible to do so, sing. Singing songs that lift your spirit is a great way to improve your mood on a down day.
  5. Taking a walk can put you in a better mood.
  6. Petting a cat, dog, or some other type of furry pet can improve your mood.
  7. Keep an inspirational quote in a visible location so that you can read it for encouragement whenever you need to.
  8. Sometimes just a brief distraction from whatever is causing your mood to take a downward turn is all you need to turn a bad mood into a good mood. Doodle some silly characters on paper. Gaze out the window and get lost in a daydream like you did as a child. Do something simple that will give your mood time to readjust.

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May 14, 2013

I have off days and I am sure most people do. When these happen, I have some comforting memories written on a small pretty paper in my nightstand and I have an nice scented Epson salts by the tub. I use these to relax the body when I have to deal with unpleasant matters.

I recall when I received bad news so I am kind, direct and try not to share in the heartache. I find a little time to see how separate we all are but must share in life. I work hard to think ideas all the way through to see the good and bad endings so I can let go of the feelings and get on with life. It all helps. When I get tired and still have to go on, I look for the end of the tunnel and smile as I promise myself a treat.

I see all people as equal. This helps in both hurtful people problems and happy times. We all can give and take. Smile more and the heart becomes happier. It works, I was surprised. Try to recall these and practice them, it will gradualy work for you.

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August 7, 20170 found this helpful

It can be easy to forget all the great things that happen in our lives. Take a moment to count your blessings everyday. This is a guide about counting your blessings.

A note card on a bulletin board that says count your blessing on it.

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November 14, 2012

How do you improve your personality?

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November 19, 20120 found this helpful

If you are shy then start talking to strangers. While standing in line try to make a lighthearted comment. Ex: if you have been waiting forever to get your food at Whataburger, you could say "I think they went to Texas to get the cow", always look for something you can sincerely say to compliment a person even if you don't know them. Always try to be kind & helpful and others will take notice.

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