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Day 12 of the 31 Days of Books Giveaway: What Do You Do to Shake Off a Bad Mood?
January 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Melissa Dennis, who won yesterday’s drawing! I’ll be emailing Melissa to arrange delivery of her choice of book.

I’m keeping the topic light today since revisions just arrived for the second book in my paranormal trilogy, HEART OF STONE, and I need to start working on them. I saw something on Facebook the other day that gave me the idea for this post, and as someone who often takes on more stress than she should, I’d really like to get your thoughts on what you do when you’re having a bad day.

I realized this week that I’ve been kind of cranky. I’m generally an optimistic person, so whenever my mood lingers in the black cloud area, I start looking for ways to get me out of that mindset. One thing I realized early on in adulthood is that I really need to read romances in order to hang onto my optimism. If I go long weeks without reading, I turn into Little Miss Crankypants. Isn’t it amazing how something so simple, something I love to do, keeps my spirits up?

When I’m stressed out and need to clear my thoughts, the other thing I do aside from reading is play computer games like Wedding Dash or Diner Dash or my newfound favorite, any of the Emily Delicious games.

And, of course, there is always chocolate.

What about you? What do you do when you’re in a bad mood? How do you shake it off so you can get on with your day?

Those who comment get entered in today’s drawing for a free paperback title from my backlist!

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8 Responses to “Day 12 of the 31 Days of Books Giveaway: What Do You Do to Shake Off a Bad Mood?”

  1. Joyce Ward says:

    I call and vent to one of my daughters.

  2. Since my kids hit the snarky teenage years, and my mother’s death just after Christmas several years ago, the holidays put me into a funk! This year, I pulled out Mr. Impossible(Loretta Chase) and went exploring the pyramids of Egypt. Then I grabbed her Lord Perfect and went on a merry old English chase of two preteens. I’m with you, Deb. Reading romance helps keep my attitude adjusted!

    • Debra Mullins says:

      I absolutely loved Mr. Impossible and Lord Perfect, Alina! Definitely a great way to be “somewhere else” for a while 🙂

  3. Jules Clemmer says:

    Since my daughter has toddlers and not always available, I have no sisters and my best friend is either on a trip or volunteering at the hospital, I’ll take a little walk (health permitting). Then I read, of course! I choose something light and preferably funny.

    • Debra Mullins says:

      At work I get two fifteen minute breaks, and sometimes I’ll go out and walk around the parking lot. After being out in the sun and getting those endorphins pumping, I definitely feel better!

  4. Janie McGaugh says:

    You’re correct; there’s always chocolate! I’ll read or watch a good movie to help me get my mood back to where it should be.

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