We all get in a funk every now and then, but even the subtlest bad mood can have big repercussions — picking fights with our significant other, draining our energy, and missing out on opportunities that would be good for us. “Even a low-level bad mood has a conditioned reaction,” says Elisha Goldstein, co-founder for the Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles, and author of Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. And it’s not always easy to snap out of. Here are some tips from Goldstein for how to minimize the impact of the inevitable bad mood.
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