Study: How Being In A Bad Mood Can Improve Your Overall Health And Well-Being

Life can’t be all sunshine and rainbows. A new study from the University of South Wales reveals being in a terrible mood can actually improve your health. Researchers explain a bad mood often works as a personal alarm signal for your body which promotes a more attentive and focused thought process, allowing you to work through your issues. Specifically, negative emotions such as fear, anger, shame or disgust help us recognize, avoid and overcome threatening or dangerous situations. Feeling bad also increases our memory, hence you’re bound to remember a bad experience more clearly than a good one. Study authors write, “By extolling happiness and denying the virtues of sadness, we set an unachievable goal for ourselves. We may also be causing more disappointment, some say even depression.” (Daily Mail