We've all been there. In a horrible mood for, really, no good reason. We're just in a bad mood. Well, there is a reason (fatigue, nagging work stress, lack of downtime), but we just can't figure it out at the moment.
Success.com has some advice to shaking a lousy mood which includes:
More on each here
I think our moods are the result of how we start our day. I've made a change recently, and I think it has been for the better so far. I've gone back to my old schedule.
I used to do morning radio which required an early turn-in and very early wake-up. When we moved across the country and I was no longer required to wake up so early, I decided I was a "night person" and stay up until midnight every night. I'd then wake up with the kids around 7 to get them ready for school.
The result: I became less productive and grouchier than usual.
So now I hit the pillow at 8:30 and get up at 3am. This gives me four, peaceful hours to be productive before the kids come screaming down the stairs demanding cereal and juice and toast and "where's my Nerf Gun" and "Kellen took my Bey Blades," etc.
This is my early morning routine:
Want to be productive 4pm? Think about how you started your morning.
Here are some other suggestions from articles across the web on the best way to wake up:
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