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improve your moodYour mood can easily impact your day. When we are in a positive mood, our day can feel lighter, easier, or faster. If we aren’t in a positive mood, our day might not feel so great.

Many different factors can affect our daily mood. If you struggle with mental health challenges, addiction, or trauma, you may struggle with maintaining a positive mood. Working with a therapist can help you better understand the underlying emotions that help form your mood each day. While you work with a therapist, there are a few different things you can do yourself at home or throughout the day to help improve your mood. 


  1. Stop Being Hard on Yourself

Remember that everyone has bad days. We all experience situations that make us angry or upset, and those things can ruin entire days. Give yourself a break and remember that it is okay to have off or bad days. The key is to work towards the next day being better.


  1. Get Up and Move

For some people getting up and doing something active can greatly help their mood. For some, this may mean taking a walk; for others, it may mean heading to the gym or doing an exercise class. Take time to figure out what you may enjoy or have been wanting to do. 


  1. Read

Reading can be a great way to relax and let your mind wander away from reality for a little bit. We all need to relax sometimes. 


  1. Do Something Spontaneous

Have you felt in a rut lately? Try to wake up one morning and do something out of your everyday routine. Hike that trail you have wanted to explore, get in the car and just drive in any direction until you run into something extraordinary, or if you have the opportunity, pack a bag and book a flight somewhere new. While spontaneity may not be beneficial for everyone, for some, doing something out of the ordinary can help break away from the routine and give their mood a boost. 


Understanding your mood is important in learning how to handle challenging situations in a positive, effective way. If you struggle with mental health challenges, trauma, or addiction, it can sometimes be difficult to understand your mood. For some people, there can be many layers of underlying emotions and trauma that create their mood. You may not know where to start to change or work on your daily mood. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of professionals ready to support you through your recovery and help you gain the skills you need to face your challenges. We understand it is a big step to ask for help, but we are here for you. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options at (855) 483-7800.