Pep talk with Grandma Mary Are you feeling cranky? I know I sometimes get a little cranky but you can’t work that way. You need to turn your mood around!

Here are 5 easy ways to get into a better mood.

If you are the impatient type and can’t watch the video (even though it’s a hoot), here are the cliff notes:

#1  Watch a Funny YouTube Video

Laughter is the best medicine!  Find a comedian you like – one of my favorites is Maria Bamford and her YouTube series, or watch one of the millions of cat videos on YouTube.

#2  Take a Walk

Nothing can turn your mood around like getting a little blood flowing and getting into nature.

#3  Dance

It’s hard to feel cranky when you are getting your groove on.  For some of my best moves, watch the video.

#4 Get to the Bottom of Why You are Cranky

Sometimes you think it’s one thing when it’s actually something else.  You might be comparing yourself to someone else or be angry about something you can’t change.

#5  Give Some Gratitude

Don’t just think about it – send an e-mail or a thank you note to someone that has helped you.

Hope that helps and tell me what helps you turn your mood around in the comments below!