I am writing to remind you of things you already know. Sometimes life will feel like an emotional roller coaster, and there will be days when you’re hyper-sensitive to every little thing. You may subconsciously be dealing with a difficult life circumstance, recent event, or simply fatigue.
When you find yourself being emotionally reactive, defensive, sarcastic, or aggressive, it’s time to take a break—to give yourself a “time out.” Time outs give children relief from engagement and stimulation and provide quiet time so that they may let down their guard and de-escalate. This may be the needed prescription for you, too.
As simple as it sounds, maybe you just need a good nap. There are many nurturing ways to give yourself a little break. Consider the welcome repose of a warm bath or the release of energy that a vigorous walk, bike ride, or workout provide. Maybe you need to let yourself have a good cry and do some journaling.
Know that unless someone is abusing or neglecting you, when you are emotionally reactive, the problem is not due to the other person’s behavior. Your hyper-sensitivity is because you are not centered and grounded in the Love within you.
So . . . Remember, this moment is an opportunity to connect to Love and so to live into the fullness of who you are.
As always, do what best awakens you to Love,
Your Inner Wisdom