Hello everyone, and thank you for clicking on this thread. The title pretty much tells it all.
I would say I’m a quite patient and understanding person, though in some instances, due to fatigue or stress, I tend to overreact. I feel hurt when the other person did not intend to hurt me, or I get angry at things so little that they don’t matter. While it is completely natural to not always be in a great mood, I would like to hear your methods of calming yourself in such situations. What do you do when something upsets you?
I have found, for example, that it helps to take a step back, maybe even leave the situation for a moment. When I am calm, I will gently confront the person concerned and bring the topic up (I was a bit disappointed when “…” happened…).
I feel like ever since I quit smoking, there’s one major coping mechanism missing from my inventory, so I’m looking for new ways to cope! Thanks in advance.