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Whats the best way to get over mood swings?

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Last Updated: 04/06/2020 at 6:06pm
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December 2nd, 2014 9:59am
Realize that they are temporary. All moods--good and bad--will pass. Remember, you are who you are based on many things. Don't allow your mood to define you. Just because you feel bad, doesn't mean you are bad.
December 3rd, 2014 1:02am
I don't think there's such a thing with this as 'just getting over it.' A better way to deal with mood swings is to accept that they are real and they are there. In knowing this you can learn what triggers you to feel extremely down or angry etc. and how to avoid these triggers.
December 2nd, 2014 5:54pm
There are many ways to minimize mood swings; getting enough sleep, eating healthy, limit caffeine, limit alcohol consumption, drinking plenty of water, and getting exercise!!
December 2nd, 2014 8:19pm
In my opinion I think just being rational and doing things that make you happy and feel more stable is the best way to get over mood swings.
December 2nd, 2014 9:04pm
The best way to get over mood swings is distraction. Find something that you enjoy do it, and loose yourself in it.
January 5th, 2015 8:12pm
Write down how you feel. Draw how you feel. Do something you enjoy :). Monitoring how you feel is the best way you can getr over these mood swings :)
December 2nd, 2014 2:16pm
Just observe your mood swings and dont react according to them. You must know that they are just temporary and will end in sometime.
December 14th, 2014 10:08pm
Understanding what triggers your moods to change is helpful, and understanding what moods you most commonly have helps. From there, it helps to learn how to handle and get through each emotion. When I am angry, breathing techniques and mindfulness help. Interpersonal relationship skills form DBT also help. When I am depressed, self-soothing and self-care is important, as is breaking goals into little chunks. When I am anxious, I need Grounding Techniques and breathing. If I get jealous, sometimes I need to journal and take time to myself and wait until I feel I have a realistic view of the situation... It depends on what you feel, and what healthy coping techniques help you. Therapy, as well as research and trial and error, can help greatly in figuring this out.
December 21st, 2014 8:16pm
The best way to get over mood swings is to find something that balances your emotions-a go-to coping strategy that makes you happy and calm.
April 3rd, 2015 6:15pm
To think positive as much as you can, be with people that makes you happy or do something that makes you smile (:
August 25th, 2015 4:53pm
Do something which makes you happy :) if you like listening to music and you know it makes you feel better, then do it and also, try to sit alone and think to yourself "was it worth it feeling this way?"
December 24th, 2018 11:58pm
For me the best way to get over my mood swings was to find things I loved and add them into my routine. I am a schedule person and do best when I have a schedule and stick to it. There are lots of activities that I do when I feel my mood shift one way or the other that bring me back to a calm and happy place. Music helps me too. But everyone will have different things that work for them. I think it is a matter of finding things that work and knowing your body and it's needs.
December 27th, 2014 10:18pm
That depends on what's causing the mood swings. If you're having problems with rumination for example (which is essentially negative worrying but with a focus on the past) there are some techniques out there to help. Eat more healthily, work on a consistent sleep pattern, do tasks regularly that help you de-stress which could be exercise and of course do your best to think positively and question your line of thought.
April 26th, 2015 5:18am
The best way to get over mood swings, in my opinion, is too listen to music and ignore the world. Sometimes I go for a walk and get some fresh air or go lay in the grass.
June 30th, 2015 1:31am
I like to listen to some good music and relax for a little bit. then i evaluate what is really important.
November 23rd, 2015 2:22am
The best way to get over mood swings is to swing with the moods. Go with it, don't overthink it. That's never healthy.
November 24th, 2015 10:43pm
Keeping your body in good shape! Maintaining a healthy balanced diet, sleeping well and doing some physical activity daily seem obvious, but are the place to start recovery! If your body isn't healthy, the mind certainly won't be. Other than that, I've noticed that introspection and figuring out who you are, what you like, etc. eliminate confusions in your thinking, which has an impact in reducing mood swings. Getting therapy from a psychologist trained in CBT helped me get over my mood swings.
December 1st, 2015 3:18pm
Listen to light music regularly. Calm your body and mind while listening to that. Do meditate. Have some good food.
March 1st, 2016 5:30am
Learn how to stabilise your emotions, over time you can read up on anger management, or how to cheer yourself up with funny movies, find good company, people who can help you calm down. There are endless possibilities.
March 21st, 2016 1:47am
Take deep breaths, and thing of something calming or count. Try not to think of things that will make your mood spiral, keep to positive thoughts.
June 11th, 2019 9:32am
It's important to know, in which mood you are. If you're in a bad mood, try to get over it and listen to music, that makes you happy. Also try to watch some episodes of your favorite tv-show or message some friends. I also like to eat some cookies, even this is not the best way to handle pain or anxiety. You can also visit 7 cups and talk to a listener if you want to talk with someone about your problems. They understand you and your feelings. Dancing is another good way to get rid of sad thoughts and "dance them out". If nothing helps. Drink a cup of tea and watch your favourite youtube-star!
August 19th, 2019 9:31am
Focus on something physical, do not stay with yourself for a long time - do exercises or attend a sport section, aikido is a perfect way to find the internal harmony. Overthinking causes many problems, so try to find a sort of distraction that will not touch upon your feelings and mind, concentrate your attention on muscles and movements, even yoga or meditation may be not that handful when it comes to mood swings, switch to something that is more active and consumes more energy. Also team sports will help you to control your socialization process that is essential.
February 25th, 2020 4:47pm
Mood swings are definitely a challenge that I have had to learn to overcome myself, with the help of others. I have found that grounding techniques and talking to my therapist have helped a lot! Other tools I have found to be useful include going outside and getting fresh air and sunlight, painting, drawing, coloring, writing poetry, reading books, watching my favorite shows, and much much more! I really enjoy doing stuff with my hands and being creative, all things I have learned over the course of my mental health journey! I really hope that this helps you guys!
April 6th, 2020 6:06pm
This is a rather interesting question because it would depend on what is causing your mood swings. "Getting over" your emotions isn't as easy as we like to think because they would come back another day. The thing about emotions is that they demand to be felt (Shoutout to Albus Dumbledore!) so for people like me who have difficulty in speaking about my emotions and want to just "get over my mood swings," I like to redirect my emotions into writing. I have my muses/characters where I channel what I am feeling into them. I create drabbles, one-shots or even just small scenes for a book that I hope to one day finish, and the emotions that I feel are presented by my characters. So it is a rather indirect way of acknowledging your feelings and it helps calm down. It doesn't always work but if you're a writer or an artist, perhaps this might help.