8 Surprising Things Causing Your Bad Mood (No, Not PMS!)

8 Surprising Things Causing Your Bad Mood (No, Not PMS!)
Our mood turns sour only because someone else rains on our parade or generally does or says something that we don’t particularly agree to. Sometimes we think it might just be PMS but there are some odd days when you can’t fathom why you are in a sour mood. If you can’t place a finger on why you are unhappy, then this list could help you identify the cause.

1. Too much junk food

Unhealthy eating habits directly affect our system and junk food is the major cause for sudden changes that the body goes through. To indulge in junk food is not a sin of course but make sure you’re not overdoing it.

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2. Not drinking enough water

The body needs at least two liters of water every day and most days when we have a very busy schedule, we forget to drink enough water. Dehydration has the ability of putting us in a bad mood. Always stay hydrated. Even if you are not thirsty, keep drinking water anyway.

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3. Bad posture

Another surprising reason why your mood is acting up could be because of your posture. Slouching, not sitting up straight, not walking upright are few things that generally contribute in unsettling your mood.

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4. Ignoring your mental well-being

Stress is another major factor that affects our mood. The more stressed a person is the more unhappy he/she tends to be. It’s okay to take a break once in a while. Sit back, relax and enjoy your coffee.

5. Being disorganized

Disorganization leads to unnecessary unhappiness and a general change in a person’s mood. You need to declutter and organize your life. Start with your workstation, then your room, throw away stuff that you don’t need from you closet. Minimalism should be your mantra!

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6. Picking the wrong colours

Yes! Most dark colours, although elegant and graceful, might actually be unfavourable to you. Find out which colours actually hamper your mood and try avoiding them.

Also read: 9 Little Ways To Cheer Yourself Up If You’re Having A Bad Day

7. Sleeping patterns

It’s a fact that lack of sleep generally makes us cranky but it’s also true the other way around. Too much sleep also affects our mood and leaves us feeling extremely lethargic. So try and find the right balance!

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8. Sunlight

There is no doubt that we need to spend time out in the sun because it gives us vitamin D. However, too much sunlight may work negatively for some and in turn leave us in a rather foul mood.

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