How to Escape Your Bad Mood, According to Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

As always, the workout and wellness leader says it starts with getting out of your own way.
Melissa Wood-Tepperberg

Melissa Wood-Tepperberg.

We all have off days. It’s inevitable. Even if everything in our life is going well, we can still experience moments of anxiety or doubt. Sometimes it’s just like that old saying: we wake up on the wrong side of the bed.

Thankfully, none of us are alone in that fact. And, because of that, there are tried and true methods that we turn to in tough moments—methods that have been tested by the wellness leaders among us.

According to Melissa Wood-Tepperberg, the first step in improving a bad mood is recognizing it. Once you’ve done that, you can set to work making a change.

One morning recently, the wellness leader “woke up a psycho and it didn’t feel good,” she admitted in a recent Instagram post. Instead of letting it fester, though, she immediately set to work turning her attitude around. “I apologized to my kids before dropping them off at school and decided on my walk home that it was up to me to turn that s--- around. Got out of my own way and ended up having a damn good day. Because I decided to. The power is in our hands and once you own that, you know it’s entirely up to you how you move forward.”

In her video, she shared some of the methods that she relied on to turn her mood around. They included making a green juice, dry brushing, eating hearty meals and getting on her yoga mat. While the activities that center you might look different, the message is the same: get out of your way and do things that you know will make you feel better.

Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.