Here, eat something.
What to do when you're being an ass.
I envy people with sunny dispositions.
Their positive energy seems effortless, while I spill my coffee for the third time and get irritated at the slightest inconvenience.
Mood is very much an inputs —> outputs situation.
But some of us need to be a bit more deliberate with the inputs to make sure the output isn’t the aforementioned subtitle.
It’s an if this, then that scenario.
Here’s what works for me.
Eat something. Preferably protein. The Snickers commercials were correct when they said You’re not yourself when you’re hungry. They just got the solution wrong. Pay attention to your mood before and after you eat and you’ll realize quickly why it’s first on this list.
Get better sleep. You’re not an ass. You’re just tired. Go easy on yourself and commit to a better night of sleep. Take a break from the screens. Drink some magnesium powder. Do some breath work. Go to bed at a reasonable hour.
Chill on the booze. It’s a depressant and seems to affect us more the older we get. Grab some non-alcoholic beer. Take the night off. Or the week. It doesn’t have to be forever. But it will definitely help you now.
Get some zone 2 cardio in. You’ll release a bunch of endorphins and see an immediate improvement in mood. And zone 2 is relatively easy by design, so you don’t need enormous amounts of willpower to get it done, which is already lacking when we’re in a bad mood.
Filter your feeds. If social media makes you feel like crap, delete the apps off your phone. If you’re a magnet to murder podcasts like I am, swap them with something a little more enlightening. It’s a “death by a thousand cuts” situation. Like booze, it doesn’t have to be never. Just not now.
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