We’re angry, irritable and in a mood and we’ve just managed to seal our fate on the most important decision we’ll ever make. “A decision made in anger is never sound.”
Perhaps we should sort ourselves out before the agitation starts to feed on itself, escalating into solitary emotional hibernation. We must find a better way. There are so many cognitive distortions that can turn a mood from being happy into being sad and angry, but it’s often the view of what we’re looking at that affects us and not the mood itself. It’s so easily correctable.
Stress is usually the initial trigger, but that’s usually symptomatic of something bigger that we’ve not yet dealt with or even thought about, triggered from our unconscious thinking, which usually lays dormant from every day stress. As a child growing up with emotional and physical problems I know.
Anything we’re dealing with at the time we’re stressed becomes our trigger. When we learn to dig deep and find out what the initial stress factor is, the mood will dissipate. But we mustn’t make decisions based on angry moments or bad moods, as anger and bad moods become our motivators for making the wrong decisions.
Instead we should stand back and take time to look at the bigger picture, because then we’ll come to see that things are often not as bad as they initially seem.