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3 Ways to Manage Mood Swings

Many women experience mood swings, especially before or during their period. It can also happen as one’s reaction to daily stressors. Either way, mood swings can negatively affect your work or relationships. The good news is that you have the power to let this condition affect your life. So, here are some ways to manage mood swings. 

Common Causes of Mood Swings 

As you know, there are numerous causes of mood swings. For one, it can occur due to hormonal changes women experience during their menstrual cycle. Some people may also experience mood swings because of sudden changes in life, like when a family member dies or a job changes. Another common cause is having an unhealthy lifestyle. To be specific, your mood will be affected if you’re sleep deprived, under constant stress, or due to dietary deficiencies. No matter the cause, you can manage this condition so that you can live a better life. 

Ways to Manage Mood Swings


Meditation is a great way to manage mood swings. After all, it can help calm your mind when you’re feeling agitated, anxious, or stressed. Plus, it helps you focus and be in the present moment, allowing you to smooth out any emotional changes. In fact, experts believe that regular practice of meditation can boost your overall well-being. 

Healthy Diet 

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A healthy diet is one of the best ways to manage mood swings. As mentioned, nutrient deficiency is a common cause of this condition. As such, you must get your daily recommended dose of essential nutrients from vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, and seeds. 

Aside from that, several foods can help boost your mood, like bananas, dark chocolate, and dark leafy vegetables. These foods contain nutrients that are necessary for creating various happy hormones. 

Another example is frequently eating highly processed carbohydrates. According to experts, this unhealthy eating habit can cause a sudden rise and fall In your blood sugar levels, which can also affect your mood and energy. You can eat whole or less processed carbohydrates to help manage mood swings. 

Regular Exercise 

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Another great way to manage mood swings is to incorporate regular exercise into your weekly schedule. As you know, exercise has lots of health benefits for your mental health. For instance, it can help reduce cortisol (stress hormone)levels. Aside from that, it can also boost endorphins (a happy hormone). 

While any kind of physical activity is good for mood swings, studies have shown that yoga has added perks. For one, it can also boost your mood by increasing your levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a brain chemical associated with less anxiety and better mood. Also, yoga can help improve your sleep quality and increase feelings of contentment and happiness. 

Final Thoughts 

Many people experience mood swings due to various causes. Unfortunately, it can negatively affect your relationships and life. Nevertheless, there are several ways to manage mood swings. With these tips, you can take control of your emotions and live a better and happier life. 

With a background in the entertainment industry, Katarina has gained experience in many aspects of media and showbusiness. As a former model and beauty expert, she has worked with dozens of Hollywood celebrities both in front of and behind the camera. She is often a judge of model searches and beauty pageants around the world. As a model and actress, Katarina has appeared on the cover of over 60 magazines worldwide and has been profiled on hundreds of major media outlets including CNN, FOX, and NBC. As an entrepreneur, she’s been profiled on FORBES, SHE MEDIA and BUSINESS ROCKSTARS, to name a few. She has appeared in 17 national and international TV commercials such as Pepsi, Nike, Dodge Ram, and Coors Light, as well as in music videos for international stars such as Dorothy, Tito Jackson and Andy Madadian, amongst others. Most recently, she played in the movie Unbelievable!!!!! which had a world premiere during the recent pandemic and the 7x award winning movie Crypto Heads, directed by Dan Gillin.