I get asked this question all the time:
“Meredith, you seem so…together and unruffled. What’s your secret?”
OK, let’s pretend I get asked this question all the time. I don’t. I’m actually quite moody. I’m definitely not an “even keel” sort of person. I’m glad, too. I find “even keel” people both puzzling and boring.
Here’s how I get myself out of 3 moods I regularly find myself in.
1) When I’m feeling a lack of control over a certain situation, I vacuum or clean my refrigerator. Both are mindless enough to allow me to think, and give me a nice, “Ah, there!” feeling afterwards. Control regained.
2) When I’m feeling a lack of energy physically, I drink an 8 oz. glass of water and then brush my teeth. Works every time. Try it.
3) When I’m just overall cranky and feeling like Stabby Mommy, I watch this video. Sends me into fits of giggles every single time.
Note that, if you’re easily offended, really, really easily offended, you might not like this. If you’re just normal, you’re gonna love this and feel much better than you did before watching it.
What about you: how do you move yourself out of a bad mood?