Last week was a bad week.
I won’t go into it right now because you know how I hate to talk about myself, but trust me, things kept going wrong and it put me in a rotten mood.
As I struggled to get into a better frame of mind, I took note of my coping mechanisms in order to share them with you here. I guess you could call me a hero.
So, here is what I do when I am in a bad mood.
Eating everything I can find – Why was I eating healthy before? That was dumb. I feel terrible. I want candy and doughnuts and caramel corn and cookie dough to snack on.
Imaginary conversations in my head – Often when I am in a bad mood, I find myself playing out different situations in my head. I have no idea why I do this, but I always end up feeling worse.
Trying to suppress all emotions – At the same time, I don’t want most people to actually know I am in a bad mood or that I have any emotions at all, so I can’t let anyone know I’m upset. I’m good, how are you? Are you going to finish that sandwich or can I have it?
Exclamation points! – Bad moods are great times for exclamation points! Last week was the worst! Don’t even get me started! This amazing piece of punctuation helps show how upsetting everything was, and it makes me feel better, too!
Looking on the bright side – If things are going great, I usually worry that something bad will happen. So when everything is going terribly, I think that balance is coming and that hopefully something wonderful is headed my way. I just hope it happens soon!
Doing nothing – I find it’s best to not think about anything but instead to relax on a chair, in a bed or under my desk and then scroll on social media so that I can see that every person I have ever met is either on vacation somewhere warm or is receiving wonderful acclaim for their amazing achievements.
Forget about my problems until I remember them and get upset at myself for forgetting – What a jerk I was! How did I forget about that?
More eating – Do we have any popcorn? How about old pizza? Have we tried popcorn on pizza yet? I deserve junk food because of how rotten my week was. That makes sense, right?
Realizing things really aren’t that bad – After a while, I go down the list of things that went wrong and see that there is a silver lining to each item. Sure, this happened, but it could have gone much worse than that. And while item number two happened, maybe it’s good that it happened now. After thinking about it for a while, my mood finally starts to lighten up and I feel better.
My stomach hurts – Why did I eat so much bad food? Why do all of these bad things happen to me? I can just imagine what these people think about my eating choices and my stomachache! I can’t let anyone know my stomach hurts. I’m fine. At least my back doesn’t hurt. I guess it’s not too bad, plus it’s finally feeling better. This next week is sure to be a good week now!
Please don’t follow any of these ideas if you are in a bad mood, but feel free to share how you cope with a bad mood. Thanks!