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5 Steps To Changing Your Mood

A bad mood can not only ruin the flow of your day and impact on your productivity, it can also affect the quality of decisions that we make. So, being able to talk ourselves out of a bad mood is a very valuable tool and very much worth a 15 minute investment.

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1. Decide the level of your bad mood on a scale of 1 – 10 (1 being irritated and 10 is looking for a heavy object)

2. Ask your self what triggered the mood. Maybe you didn't get enough sleep, or you argued with your partner.

3. Focus on exactly what happened. Then decide if you are distorting, deleting or generalising the facts.

4. Now score your mood again. Hopefully it will be lower.

5. Take a deep breath and make a conscious decision to smile through the rest of the day.

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