Post # 1
I don’t feel like I have an issue being angry per say, more frustrated. I’m a very very happy, cheerful, bubbly person (whatever you want to call me) but I’ve found that lately I complain a lot. Things that shouldn’t get to me, are, and I’m kinda ashamed about it. I wish I could make myself stop whining about what a customer said to me, or let the dumb things people say and do in public on a daily basis get to me. I’m not sure why I’m having trouble letting go of things people do that probably aren’t direct insults to me. Why have I, a person who always complains about other people being this way, so sensitive lately?
Can stress cause me to act like a complete moron? Either way I feel like I shouldn’t be so mad about things a lot of the time, but I’m struggling to let simple, every day issues be let go (like people who stand in the middle of the grocery store with their entire family viewing the cheese, for instance, and refuse to let me by even though I know what I want)
Am I the only one feeling like this?
Post # 3
yes, stress can cause you to act like a complete moron 🙂
little things i would normally ignore bother me when i’m super stressed, and it takes a lot of self control to not act out sometimes. try to relax!
Post # 4
Phew! I know what you mean. Stress makes people crazy. I have to literally tell myself not to flip a b!tch switch when I get uber stressed. Just breathe!
Post # 5
Yeah, when I’m stressed I get super impatient and bishy….usually I’m really nice and try to always make people laugh. It’s like a scary 180…..although I don’t get stressed easily, so I guess that’s good.
I’d bet all the crap going on in your FI’s family and being trapped indoors by snow for such a big part of the last month doesn’t help..:P
Post # 6
Yup, it’s probably the stress. I’ve been super stressed lately, and I find myself apologizing to FI profusely and often because I’m constantly venting about every little thing. He says he doesn’t mind, that I need to get it all out (thank god I’m marrying someone who can handle all my crazy), but I feel bad about it anyway.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies. You make me feel so much better. I know I’m doing really well in life right now (school is going wonderful, work too, people at work keep telling me how well I’m doing lately) but it’s the small things in life that keep eating at me. I just need to learn to let go a little more.
Post # 8
i know what you mean. the other day when i was walking my dog, some random person said “who’s walking who?” which probably was just a stupid joke but i was like, steaming with anger that he’d criticize the way i walk my dog. totally ridiculous to get upset about! little things like that bother me all the time, but it’s so not worth it. i just try to breath deeply and forget about it…the funny thing is, hubby does this too, and it drives me crazy when he does (though i know that’s totally hypocritical). his mood really affects my mood, and then it’s just a complain-y downward spiral!