Hey guys! How’s it going?
So a little personal information, You know how it seems like Nigeria is set up to just frustrate you and drive you bonkers? I’ve been experiencing that first hand recently as I’ve been struggling with getting a decent job. It’s been about 2 months now and lately I find myself getting moody and sad about it and life in general – tempted to use the word depressed but then I’m a doctor and I know I absolutely am not depressed.
I often get in these moods on Mondays maybe because I feel every responsible adult is off to work and I have nothing much to do. Recently however, I have found 6 ways to get out of these horrible moods and I know someone is going to see this post and just relate or even try my get-out-of-a-bad mood plan and it just might work for them! . So hey! I thought I’d be nice enough to share.
The first thing i do is pray – I don’t know if this is a regular thing to do but it works for me. I pray and then make a list of reasons to be thankful in my head and then I go ahead and just thank God – especially for the fact that I even have a list.
To be honest, I feel just slightly better right after praying so I move on to the next thing which is
– Eat. I find something I’m craving and eat it. Don’t worry if you feel guilty for spending money you’re not making. It’s normal. Just eat. – try to eat healthy o cuz I won’t be blamed/ responsible if you have chronic illnesses. (Haha!) Thanks
– After eating, If i still don’t feel better, I call or talk to a friend. Just let it all out. If possible cry. If the tears are held up, I just talk and talk until I realize I should probably let my friend get on with her life because I mean she has a life and things to do as well. I believe in the power of positive venting especially to someone who actively listens.
Also please, be sensitive and always ask if your friends – no matter how close y’all are, are available to talk. Don’t just bombard people with rants.
I usually feel like 70% better after praying, eating and ranting but then they don’t call me napaholic for nothing. I take a sweet nap. Guys I always wake up feeling refreshed (except the devil is working overtime that day) and at this stage I’m like 80% better.
To round it off, I go on the internet and read random peoples stories – mostly HONY. Nothing gets me out of my shitty, unemployed, sad mood as fast as a story of how things could be so much worse.
Tip: (sometimes, what we need is to attract positive stuff, so reading success stories is also another way to get going)
Now usually I’m about 90% better and I snap out of it and just get on with my day and try to be as productive or unproductive as I can be.
I remember asking people on Instagram how they get out of bad moods and here are some replies I got.
Be by myself for a while, self pep talk, listen to music.
Eat, cry and sleep.
Change the environment or write it out.
Go out of my way to be nice to someone.
A good read, music. Sometimes I call any of the really great people in my life.
Listen to music , paint or I lay down and go to my own imaginary world. It’s not so bad there.
If you’ve read up to this point, I hope you’re already feeling better. Also, don’t forget to share with your friends and family.
I’d like to know how you get over a bad mood. Who knows ? It just might help someone out there!
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Loved this post. Thanks for sharing as I’m currently in the job hunting phase and some days can be hard, especially Monday as you rightfully noted. Thanks for the tips, I practice some already, like
– pep talk
– food (because I’m broque currently and can’t afford the fancy meals except I want to run out of data money lol, I opt for roasted yams/plantains with pepper sauce (300-400 naira) , eat it while watching ‘this is us’ or any nice movie
– then I sleep. It makes a whole lot of difference.
I should start talking to God more
Awww! I’m so glad this could help you somehow. Life is hard enough. We gotta find ways to make ourselves happy. Enjoy your roasted yam jare.