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10 things to do when you are not in the mood

Published on 02 July 2018|
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When you don’t feel like doing anything but need to get your mind off of things.

By Louise M, Carrybeans

There are days when you feel like you’re on top of the world and days when you don’t feel like getting out of bed. You’re not sleepless, you’re just not in the mood. Now don’t be too hard on yourself. We all go through that cycle. But when we’re not in the mood, we tend to feel really down. And that’s not the place where you want to be.

Here are 10 things to do to help you feel better

1. Cuddle and play with animals

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Animals are amazing creatures. They have this magical power of instantly making us feel better. If you don’t have a pet, borrow someone else’s or go on Youtube and watch cute and funny animals compilation videos.

2. Listen to music

Turn up the volume and let your playlist go on shuffle mode. Hum. Sing along. Play air guitar. Whatever rocks your boat.

3. Dance like no one’s watching

Let your body groove to the music. Here’s your chance to let it all out when you haven’t been on the dance floor for quite some time.

4. Watch a movie

Put on your favourite movie, catch up on the ones you’ve missed, or just stream random movies online. Best if it’s a movie that will definitely make you laugh!

5. Snap some photos


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Get your creative juices flowing. It doesn’t matter if you use a DSLR camera, a point-and-shoot camera, or just your handy handphone camera.

6. Spend time with family or friends

Surround yourself with people who matter. Take time to catch up and make time to bond.

7. Think happy thoughts

Change how you look at life and get your mind to think positive. Count your blessings and be grateful for each one of them. Daydream.

8. Clean your room

Declutter. Rearrange your bed and other furniture in your bedroom.

9. Go outside

Go for a walk. Breathe in the fresh air. Get some sunlight. See the greeneries.

10. Eat healthy comfort food

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Because as the saying goes, a full stomach makes for a happy heart.

Now get out of bed! Don’t get stuck in that no mood moment. Your rollercoaster is going to move up.

Does your mood have something to do with your personality? Read about it here.

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