We all have to deal with mood swings every now and again. There is some much going on in life, it is impossible to be happy every time. But there are ways to deal with the crazy mood swings, and ensure we are as happy as we can be. There is no known cause of mood swings as at time of writing, and there are different ways of handling them. Here are the ways I manage my swinging moods:
I have a routine
I like to stick to a routine, that way I know how my day, week or month would look like. That pattern improves me mood because I feel in charge of my life, if that makes sense. Some days are more flexible than others, but it is pretty much the same schedule. Research has also shown that having a routine helps regulate emotional highs and lows. That is the reason why many babies strive when they have a routine.
I have started taking my health and fitness very seriously, and it feels amazing. The endorphins released during exercise helps control stress and improves mood drastically. Even moderate exercise like walking can help relieve frequent or abrupt changes in mood. It works like magic for me. I feel so good after a good jog.
Beauty sleep always helps combat bad moods, so I try to get a good amount of sleep. Sleep deprivation is the worst thing ever. I remember when I was pregnant, I couldn’t sleep for a weird reason. And I would get up in the morning feeling horrible. It was so crazy. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t fall asleep but I guess it had to do with the hormones and all. And then once I gave birth, all I wanted to do was sleep, and they didn’t let me, lol. I was sleep deprived for months.
I am a very grumpy person when I am hungry, so I try not to get too hungry before I eat. Nutrition is a very important component in mood management. Remember the saying – ‘a hungry man is an angry man’? Having the right amount of nutrients and avoiding large consumption of sugar, alcohol, and caffeine will help reduce the frequency of mood swings. I am very hyper when I have more than 2 cups of coffee, or 2 cans of coke, and when I am hyper, it affects my moods, so I stick to 1 cup or can a day.
I love reading and I have discovered reading does help my mood swings. I read hundreds of blog posts a week, and 1 book or magazine a week, and that improves my mood and my stress levels drastically. Relaxing with a good book and a good cup of teat is the best medicine some days.
Do you have mood swings regularly? Do you have any tips to share? Sound off in the comment section below. You may be saving a life.
Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.
I always find taking some time to sit down and read a book helps me to calm down also!
Amelia | ameliamaryx
Yea me too Amelia.
When I have a mood swing it’s usually because I have some deep rooted thing that I’m hiding from myself and don’t want to acknowledge. That’s why I like to journal when I’m feeling funky!
A journal does help. Fab tip.
Exercise and eating well can make a big difference. For example keeping your body sugar levels on an even keel will help stop mood swings
Fab tip Mellissa x
I used to have really bad mood swings when I was younger and I do admittedly still have them (blame it on PMSing) and your tips are really good ones. I’d love to have more sleep, but sometimes with a little one that’s just not possible.
A hot bath, glass of wine and a book usually helps me with a mood x
During that time of the month, my mood swings are terrible, I find time out and fresh air helps a lot.
Oh yes mine too.
These are such good tips for life in general 🙂 I just need to exercise more haha
Yea they are.
Great post! exercise and sleep are the key for me!! I also find reading helps me to relax and t therefore improve my mood 🙂 I enjoyed this post 🙂 xx
Glad you did Sarah xx
Self care is very very important for helping keep balance. Great tips Stella
I think all the points you mentioned are very important and useful! I will add something like spending time with my loved ones 🙂 x
Fantastic tip. That does help x
Oh I have them all the time and they mostly happen at work… I also use your I exercise method as that is one I can do at lunch. Makes me a lot more of a happy bunny back at my desk. 🙂
Ah good x
These are good tips that we should all follow even if we don’t have mood swings.
I guess sleeping, eating properly and exercising enough are things I don’t get enough of in a regular routine. I am taking medication for my mood swings.
The right medication does help.
I used to have mood swing alot when I was young but with age I am a lot better. I overlook things more now. Your tips are really wonderful and helpful. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you found the tips helpful Osime.
I’m just the same as you – and my son has them if he doesn’t drink enough too. Brilliant tips!
Listening to romantic music helps me manage my mood swing…but by reading this article i can say seeing this article also helps me manage my mood swings…LOLZZZ
Oh fab Vinod.
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My kids get hangry (Angry when they are hungry) – I find a bracing walk normally gets rid of my mood swings
Great tips hun, I have to sit down for a bit and not do nothing to control my mood swings! x
Ah fab x
My mummy likes keeping the routine and that helps her feel in control too. She always gets a low mood when she’s bored.
Ah nice. Routine does help..
Great post Stella. I have mood swings, especially when I take on to much in one day.
I had a busy day Thursday and to top it all off I pulled 4 kitchen cupboards out to make a new breakfast bar as it was on my mind for months. You can imaging how grumpy I was then, lol 🙂
Yes I can. I get grumpy when I am stressed out too.
I hate not having routine, I agree it does help with how my mood is, I go with tidy house tidy mind.
Yea true that.
I have mood swings but that is mainly provoked by the children not doing their homework, it’s not fun.
Lol..I can imagine its not.
Great tips! I am usually so grumpy when I am hungry 🙂 Being rested really helps to avoid mood swings
Yea it does.