What Could Be Triggering Your Awful Mood?

By: Bel Marra Health | Brain Function | Monday, October 15, 2012 - 12:06 AM

triggering bad moodThousands of people wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometimes the stress and anxiety of everyday life just gets to us, but is it necessary to just deal with it, knowing that it is a part of every day life? Sometimes your emotions get the better of you, but when these emotions, or ‘waking up on the wrong side of the bed’ can really begin to impact your job, your kids and grandkids, your spouse or your friends. There are some ways that your bad mood is being triggered, and the faster you know the reasons why your bad mood has been set off, the faster you can begin to address it, in hopes of sparing your professional and social life, too.

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There are a few things that are universal sources of stress and anxiety, and sometimes even depression.

Your Job Stresses

This one could be pretty obvious, or the stress might be building quietly behind the scenes and you aren’t even noticing it. Maybe stress, anxiety or overwork aren’t the trouble, maybe you are feeling under-stimulated, or as if your choice of job or career isn’t satisfying enough. With how much time North American’s spend at their respective jobs daily, weekly and monthly, there is a very good chance that at least a small part of your bad mood has to do with your job.

Physical Illness Left Untreated Leading to Anxiety

If you are feeling yourself waking up day after day with no energy or desire to get up and begin your day, then there is a good chance you aren’t going to be a bundle of positive vibes. If you haven’t been to a doctor for your yearly check-up, or have an underlying illness that hasn’t been checked in on for some time, then now might be a good time to make an appointment. Experts say that just because the healthcare system is busy, and you aren’t in an acute state of pain or suffering, isn’t a good reason to avoid the doctor. There might be an issue that you need treated that could be running your body down, causing you a great deal of quiet discomfort, which won’t do much for your mood health, stress levels, or depression and day time tiredness.

Bad Mood From Your Emotional Needs Not Being Met

Just as important as addressing your physical needs is addressing your mental ones, too. Are you facing your tough relationship challenges head on? If you find that you are stressed out or that your mental health is suffering, experts say one of the first places you should be looking is your social circle. Do all of the people you are surrounding yourself with have something positive to offer your life, or are they acting like more of an emotional drain? If you find yourself tired, or in a bad mood, it might be a good idea to try and surround yourself with more positive and healthy people, and you might find the benefits these people provide to your life are rather impressive – and the same goes for your spouse as well.

In short, what can be gathered most from your bad mood, is that you need to really take a solid look at your environment. Is it toxic? Are you surrounding yourself with positive people, places and things? If the answer is no – if you find yourself waking up dreading going into work, or being a constant sounding board to your friends, this could very well be lending itself to waking up on the wrong side of the bed. The bad news is, until you make a few changes for the positive, your bad mood might become a staple. So surround yourself with good people and positive energy to lower both stress and anxiety.

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