We could be forgiven or even justified for being in a bad mood, because now there’s an explanation.
Some Psychologists believe moods are brought about because of ego depletion. Ego depletion refers to the idea that willpower or self-control is responsible for drawing upon a limited pool of mental resources, which is used up the more we exert ourselves mentally.
When the energy for mental activity is low, self-control is typically impaired and that is considered a state of ego depletion. Because we’re already using energy to deal with a problem we’re draining the brain’s reserves and it’s that which makes us more irritated. The more we push ourselves mentally, the more confused and irritated we become.
Bad moods will always spiral. If we’re not careful they will manifest themselves into making us more angry and irritable. Unfortunately, because some of the issues we deal with take longer to work through than others that will take more energy. Therefore, it’s up to us to find quick and simple solutions.
The less mental resources we use to sort our issues out, the less mentally impaired we will be. It doesn’t end there. Bad moods affect digestion, raise blood pressure, elevate the heart and impact the immunity.
But all is not lost. Exercising, listening to music and going for a brisk walk will help us change a bad mood into good.