Friday, 31 October 2014
Mood borders on how we feel at a particular point in time; you could be happy now, sad the next, anxious, nervous etc but in the end, these moods blend into one to make up an individual.
Moods canbe categorized broadly into two: the high and the low, every other mood comes under these two categories.
Mood swing is an sudden change in the way you feel, most times nothing triggers this change, other times it might be events and usually the mood swing is blown out of proportion.
Growing up, I had terrible mood swings! I would just wake up and decide not to greet anybody at home or talk to anybody and it wasn't really funny because my mother would start the whole"What type of child are you" yell. It was when I got to secondary school my friends kinda understood that I had mood and sometimes I needed to be left alone till I snapped out of whatever was bugging me.
Looking back at the years gone by, I laugh at those days because nobody seemed to understand that I was perfectly okay; now I hardly have mood swings, I've gone for several months without feeling like recoiling into my shell and I've come to realise that mood swing could border on depression or bipolar disorder so I googled tips on how to deal with mood swings.
1. Write down your feelings: writing down your feelings will help to calm you down.
I did that a lot, still do and when I go back to read what I wrote, it helps me avoid a repeat.
2. Read over what you have written, then think about what is making you angry: whatever it is, identifying it is the first step and after identification, you need to let go. Writing it down will help you analyze and be sure you are not transferring aggression.
3. Think better happier thoughts: always look at the bright side of life, every bit of happiness counts!
4. If it helps, talk to someone: remember a problem shared is half solved.
Remember, in the course of mood swing, you might have hurt people so do not forget to apologize and apologize like you mean it not grudgingly.
Ever had mood swing? How did you deal with it?
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