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10 Instant + Simple Ways to Turn Your Bad Mood into a Great One

Today was not the best day for me; honestly though all week I have been in a pretty bad mood. It’s a combination of all the school-ending craziness, balancing home and work stuff and this terrible heat wave that has me sweating more than I thought was possible.

I’ve been in a total bad mood. I know it, my husband knows it & even my kids can feel it to an extent … I would even bet you can feel it too. I hate being in a crappy mood because it really doesn’t help solve why I am in a bad mood, it doesn’t fix what’s wrong and well, it’s just depressing.

There are some ways that I have been able to cheer myself up though and thankfully many of these ways nearly instantly changes my mood. Even if it’s just for a few minutes, a hint of a smile or a really good laugh, it’s helpful and important. I am going to share some of my tricks with you and I want you to come back to this post when you start feeling a huge case of the ‘Mondays’ coming on. It will work … I promise!

Click through to see 10 instant + simple ways to turn that frown into a smile:

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  • Remember Someone Loves You 1 of 10
    Remember Someone Loves You
    There is someone who loves you, always.
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  • Buy Something Just for You 2 of 10
    Buy Something Just for You
    Treat yourself to an ice cream cone, a massage or a t-shirt that is totally you.
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  • Play With Your Food 3 of 10
    Play With Your Food
    Or do something else harmlessly bad.
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  • Ask For Help 4 of 10
    Ask For Help
    If you are in a bad mood because you have so much on your plate, ask for help. No one will know you need it unless you put it out there.
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  • Find Something to Smile At 5 of 10
    Find Something to Smile At
    Like this picture. Try not to smile at the pure joy. Find something that makes you smile like that -- or look at this until you find it.
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  • MOAR KITTEHS! 6 of 10
    MOAR KITTEHS!
    Just go look at some cats on the Internet -- it will cheer you up.
    Go see more kittens on: Babble Pets
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  • Realize it Could Be Worse 7 of 10
    Realize it Could Be Worse
    Normally I hate this phrase, but sometimes you need to try and put things in perspective. Feel what you are feeling, but try not to dwell on them.
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  • Check Your Expectations 8 of 10
    Check Your Expectations
    It's great and important to have goals and ambitions, but make sure they are attainable so you're not constantly depressed.
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  • Find the Humor in the Small Things 9 of 10
    Find the Humor in the Small Things
    There is something to smile at or get a huge laugh out of in the places you may not expect -- just keep your eyes open
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  • See the Good in the Bad 10 of 10
    See the Good in the Bad
    There are some really unhappy people out there who seem to make others unhappy. There are also a lot of amazing people -- focus on them!
    Read the story on: Mashable
    Photo credit: hosted on Mashable

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