Tips for Mood Swings

By Candace Berger

Ask yourself this question of what you want to do to calm your mind while having a mood swing?

Acknowledge that you are having a mood swing, then figure out what the triggers are, so that you can find ways to calm them down. A trigger would be like the tone of someones voice or something that you experience during the day like a stressor at work. These are the things that could set you off.

-Go out and meet your neighbors. Your neighbors may be going through similar things and could use someone to talk to about mood swings. 

-Bring a note pad and pen to write down how you feel when you are on the go. 

-Take a small break from work. 

-Listen to your heart. If you can’t do that, then do some deep breathing to help you to listen to it.

-Find a doctor or counselor and then talk to them about your triggers. They may have coping skills to help you out. 

-Walk around the room or outside to calm the nerves. 

-Get enough sleep to help calm your mind. Melatonin may help you with your sleep, but contact your doctor to see if it is a right fit for you and how much to take.

I hope these tips help you with your mood swings and bring a more wonderful time in your life.

“If you are experiencing a crisis or feeling like you want to harm or commit suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 open 24/7.” – NAMI