Do you find it hard to work if your in a bad mood?

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I am just in the foulest mood today!

And as a result I'm really struggling to work. I just can't seem to get myself motivated. I'm thinking I need a glass of wine to lighten my mood just so I can get some work done - but it's a bit early in the day for wine I think

What do you do if you are in a bad mood and can't focus on work?
  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    I put a workout space in my basement. When I'm in a foul mood, I like to crank up the winamp and do a workout.
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  • Profile picture of the author jointaldc
    I don't find it hinders me, I distract myself with work.

    Now, if I'm in a bad mood because of work, then yes, I won't work good because I'll either be mad because my boss said something or did something that didn't stand well with me(when I had a boss)
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  • Profile picture of the author Leslie B
    It makes it harder for me to concentrate and it'll take twice as long to get things done, but for the most part, I do reach my goal even when I'm in a bad mood. The kids and the husband know to stay away from me on those days though, I'm no fun to be around.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

    I am just in the foulest mood today!

    And as a result I'm really struggling to work. I just can't seem to get myself motivated. I'm thinking I need a glass of wine to lighten my mood just so I can get some work done - but it's a bit early in the day for wine I think

    What do you do if you are in a bad mood and can't focus on work?


    The foulest mood and still able to put a smiley face in there? Your fuolest mood is nothing like mine


    When I am in a bad mood I try and do the grunt work I do my brainstorming to come up with new ideas. It takes my mind immediately off whatever was upsetting me.

    I have learned to not answer emails or have contact with others because its amazing how your mood and tone can come across through text and emails!

    I suppose wine would work as well :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    The workout thing seems like a good idea - I did consider maybe going for a walk or a run, but I just can't be bothered. Great attitude I know - told ya I was in a foul mood!

    I might go have some play time with the puppy when he wakes up, maybe that will cheer me up a bit
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  • Profile picture of the author Audrey Harvey
    I take the dog for a walk... clears my head. Mind you, I do like the wine idea too...Hope you're feeling a bit brighter soon :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I do find it hard to focus when I am having a 'pity party' or I am furious.

    Music and exercise really cheer me up in spite of myself.

    I have a library of YouTube videos mostly from the Off Topic music threads and I just play a few of those.

    Getting out and walking is really a great way to change your frame of mind.

    Definitely if I had a puppy a few puppy kisses would cheer me up, as would stroking some silky puppy belly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
      yeah, it's hard to focus when you're upset...so music helps, or going for a walk. Either works for me
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  • working in a bad mood actually makes me work harder
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  • Profile picture of the author Justbe
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    Yes, obviously
    When i'm in bad mood, my breath would be hurry and hard
    Of course i cannot work
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  • Profile picture of the author theentry
    Just watch a sitcom or something and you will be re-set for work.. I usually do that
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    • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
      Originally Posted by theentry View Post

      Just watch a sitcom or something and you will be re-set for work.. I usually do that
      Oh that's a good idea - didn't think of that.

      Anyway, I'm in a better mood today - that bottle of champagne I had last night helped even if I do have a headache today!
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    Originally Posted by Sheryl Polomka View Post

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    What do you do if you are in a bad mood and can't focus on work?
    I only find it hard to work when my wife's in a bad mood. That's when I try to cook up a nice meal or something.
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    • Profile picture of the author maidmarion
      I think you need to stop what you are doing for a while, and get out and about and do something you enjoy! Whatever that may be. Take a break and really enjoy playing with your puppy, or going for a brisk walk, or listening to your favourite music. You will come back refreshed and things do flow better when you are feeling good!

      However, sometimes I might be in a bad mood because I am very behind in my work, and I really need to get down and get it done! Then, once I have put in some effort, I usually feel better!
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    If I'm in a bad mood the funny videos on youtube always see to lift my spirits.
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