Your mood is a general disposition toward having certain kinds of emotions, such as feeling more negative or positive, and they can last for hours or even days. Sometimes, people confuse emotions with mood, but while these are inextricably linked, they are also not the same.
While moods last longer, they are also more diffuse and often not connected to any identifiable cause. In general, moods are often much more consistent but less intense than emotions, so much so that you may not even realize that you are in a good or bad mood until you reflect later on your state of mind. (more…)