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.
Perhaps we should sort ourselves out before the agitation starts to feed on itself, escalating into solitary emotional hibernation. There are so many cognitive distortions that can turn a mood from being happy into being sad and angry, but it’s the view of what we’re looking at that affects us and not the mood itself. We must find a better way.
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 that we’re stressed with becomes a trigger. When we learn to dig deep and find out what the initial stress factor is, our mood will dissipate. But we mustn’t make decisions based on angry moments or bad moods, as anger and bad moods will become our motivators for making the wrong decisions.
Instead we should stand back and take time to look at the bigger picture, because a decision in anger is never sound.