Category: General health
Have you ever looked at your frequently used emojis list on your cell phone after you’ve let a young child text emojis to someone? After the grinning and proud child hands back your phone, the emojis in the frequently used list vary from pizza to unicorns to high-heeled shoes to dinosaurs to countless other images that seem to have zero connection to each other. This is a visualization for sudden mood swings, which PsychCentral defines as “a noticeable change in one’s mood or emotional state.”
Combating Mood Changes
Unlike the jump from pizza to unicorns to high-heeled shoes to dinosaurs in the above analogy that make the child giddy with happiness, mood swings do not typically make the producer of the change happy. In fact, for some, mood swings are embarrassing and something that leaves the producer of those changes feeling incapable of keeping the reigns of their emotions under control, which can lead to another mood change.
Although Healthline points out that “severe changes in mood happen from time to time” and if “your shifts in mood interfere with your day or you think they’re becoming more problematic,