Bad moods are the result of holding painful emotions over time. Your emotions are messages that inform you that you either are, or are not, getting what you want. Painful emotions like anger, sadness, fear, shame and loneliness indicate that you are not getting what you want.
If you do not respond to your emotions, you will continue to stew in them and they will become moods. Bad moods create a great deal of suffering and are rarely useful. Here are 7 steps to follow to manage bad moods and reduce the amount of time you spend in a funk.