A bad mood can have so many different causes. Maybe someone was nasty towards you; maybe an email you were hoping for never arrived; maybe an innocent remark of yours was completely blown out of proportion; or maybe you simply got out on the wrong side of the bed this morning.

Whatever the reasons, your bad mood doesn't have to ruin your entire day. Here are 6 quick-fix bad mood busters for you.

Count your blessings - Grab a notebook and start a 'Gratitude Journal'. Each day just before you go to bed, reflect on 3-5 things, experiences, people for whom you are truly grateful.

Exercise - Even if it's something as simple as doing deep breathing and a few light stretches.

Declutter - Just pick one room in your house or one drawer in the kitchen or one folder of paperwork and get to work sorting it out.

Set & achieve a small goal - Think of something small and simple that you can accomplish in a short period of time. You'll be amazed at how uplifted you'll feel.

Call a friend - During these days of social isolation, hearing the familiar voice of a dear friend can cheer you up.

Give a genuine compliment - There's only one thing more beautiful than receiving a heartfelt compliment - and that's giving one.

Nim Gholkar, 2020