5 Easy Tasks to Improve Your Mood

Special thanks to the fab Anna for writing a fab guest post. Go check out her fab blog. ~Sophia Hellooo Everyone! My name is Anna.  ...

Special thanks to the fab Anna for writing a fab guest post. Go check out her fab blog. ~Sophia

Hellooo Everyone!

My name is Anna.  I have the privilege to be writing to you all today here at Sophia's wonderful blog- Thanks, Sophia!  You guys can find me on Instagram taking photos of books, food, and the sky...and writing long (and often nonsensical) captions.  You can also visit my blog, where I use too much sarcasm, write novels, obsess, and laugh a lot. 
I wanted to write a post for you guys about something that's been on my mind a lot lately...           
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     We all have days where we just feel down...angry, frustrated, stressed, hurt, anxious, sad, or just annoyed with life.  It doesn't matter why or to what extent- everyone feels like that sometimes, and it sucks. Unfortunately I have not figured out a way to make it so you never feel down, but over the past couple of years I have noticed small things that help me when I'm having a bad day, week, or even month.  So here are a few things that help me out...I hope they help you as well. :) 

1. Intake Music.
        As teenagers we tend to listen to a lot of music.  Earbuds in, music on, world (and problems) off, am I right?  And that's great!  Music is amazing.  But if you feel sad, try to keep the sad music to a minimum.  When we're sad, we want to know that we're not the only ones who feel sad; we want to relate.  And music is a way for everyone to relate and to know that sadness exists elsewhere, not just in our own lives.  However, when I listen to sad song after sad song, it doesn't actually make me feel any better.  It doesn't stop my sadness...sometimes it even increases it.  The music you listen to does affect your mood, so don't feed the sadness.  Instead of songs covering topics like loss, death, betrayal, etc., try upbeat songs about happy things.   A few of my favorite "stop feeling sad" songs are "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake, "Trust in You" by Lauren Daigle, and "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon. (Side note from Soph- this is literally my favorite song. HOW DID YOU KNOW ANNA WE MUST BE TWINS)  Seriously, it's hard to be sad with a happy song playing.
 (If you just want to calm down and relax, classical music is always wonderful as well.)     

2. Talk.
       If you're like me then you don't really like talking about thoughts/feelings with people...not even friends.  And when you're having a bad day, talking about it can feel like complaining sometimes.  But seriously, it's okay to admit to a friend that you are not happy today.  I always feel better even just by texting one of my friends.  Like I mentioned above, we want to relate, and friends are great people to relate to.  So talk to them, even if it's hard.  I promise it will make your day (and life) better.

3. Stay Occupied.   
        Boredom is my enemy.  When I'm bored, I think too much, and when I think too much, I get sad.  If you're having a bad day, sitting around listlessly does not help.  And even if you're not doing absolutely nothing, there are some things that still aren't having a positive effect on your mood: scrolling through Pinterest or social medias, for example.  So stay busy, and by busy I don't mean rushing about scrambling for time.  Just keep yourself occupied doing something productive that you enjoy, whether it's reading, writing, baking, running, drawing, organizing, or something else entirely.

4. Go to Sleeeep.
     This is said a lot but it's still not stressed enough...sleep.  Sleep sleep sleep.  Sleep is an amazing thing and a lot of negative moods are caused by a lack of sleep.  So if you can, lie down and take a nap.  Seriously, I always feel better after sleeping.  It can change your mood entirely.  

5. Write it down. 
       While you're having a bad day, grab a notebook and a pen and jot down a few things.  Try to pinpoint a couple of things you think could be causing you to have a bad day.  Write down how you're feeling.  When you start feeling better, write that down, and write down what seemed to help you.  Save the notebook and do this every time you feel down.  That way you'll have it to look back on and use for reference.  It may help you to have fewer bad days, or at least to better know how to get yourself out of a mood slump.

Quick extra note:  Cats.  Cat videos.  Real-life cats.  Cat instagram accounts.  Cats (and dogs, and a lot of other cute and furry animals) are serious bringers of happiness.  I'm not kidding. 

And remember...

   I hope you all enjoyed this.  Thank you so much, Sophia, for this opportunity!  And thank you to all of you who read this- I genuinely hope you find it helpful and encouraging...may you always smile and may your good days outnumber your bad ones. :)

If you want to read more of my writings and thoughts, 
check out my blog, Demigods and Unicorns.  Have a great day!

What do you guys do to get up after a bad day?? Any tips??
Thanks again to Anna for the awesome guest post!
Keep being epic,

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  1. You are always so right when it comes to these things! Keeping busy but sleeping and getting good music in your body are totally mood boosters along with talking. AH PERFECTION!

  2. Being occupied with so many things is a great way to improve our moods, but we also have to do it in moderation because it can head downhill fast. But agh, LISTENING TO MUSIC IS SO SOOTHING <3 Except now, there's a rule in my school that we're not allowed to use earplugs unless they're in one ear but IT'S SO FRUSTRATING.

    Anyways, this was a beautifully done guest post! Props to my two bloggy friends <3

    xoxo Morning

  3. This post was full of so much happiness! I just want to go chill out and do all of these things. Also, I LOVE Shut Up and Dance With Me so obviously we're all on the same page.