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WHEN I FEEL STRESSED — Too much to do. Not enough time. No time to do what I want and even no time to do what I don’t want to do but have to. I snap. I can feel the stress in my heart.
WHEN I FEEL PUT UPON — I didn’t “ask” to be placed in this or that position. I didn’t “ask” for this task to be assigned to me. I didn’t know the job was going to be that big. It can make me bitter and angry at those who have “put this upon me” and at the job I need to get done.
WHEN I FEEL THREATENED — Why is that person after my job or my role? Wasn’t I doing a good enough job? Do people like her or him more? In these times I can I can imagine as monsters those with the best of intentions.
WHEN I’M SICK — The world always seems so much grayer when you’re sick or in pain. The same goes for me. The kids’ screams seem a little bit louder. It always seems like there’s more dishes to do or errands to run. All the “molehills” become “mountains.”
WHEN I’M WRONG — I don’t think anyone “likes” being wrong and having that pointed out to them. I don’t either. I my head I want to go back to the childhood retort of “SO !?!?!” I’m sure it comes through in my actions and my mannerisms.
WHEN DEALING WITH MONEY — Money has a power over me. It stresses me out. For instance, Tax Time. For instance, looking at unpaid bills. For instance, working on a budget.
WHEN I HAVEN’T FOUND QUIET — I need a dose of “quiet” each day. For those who know me, this might be hard to fathom. I tend, publicly, to be a pretty “loud” guy. But, I need to sit with my thoughts and emotions for a little bit each day. When I pray, I like to find peace and solitude for a while. I don’t need too much of it, but without it I feel like I’m going to drown in the noise.
What situations make you turn into someone you don’t like?