Do You Have Mini-Overreactions?

Have you ever thought about how it is that you allow yourself to react to events in your life?  I’m mostly referring to your responses; especially to small things.  For instance, I find myself overreacting to simple things like dropping something and having to bend over to pick it up.  I give a sigh and will internally say “Good gracious” as if it were such a big deal.  I will miss a green light in traffic and respond as if it is the most important thing.  I’ll come downstairs at home and have a small internal complaint about dishes being in the sink.

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The funny thing is bending down to pick up that pen cost me 3 seconds of time and the loading of the dishwasher takes up around 10 seconds.  But you would think it was the end of the world by my reactions.

Do you have mini-overreactions?   Do you think these mini-overreactions add up of the course of time?  I think they add up over time to create unnecessary stress.  And because of this belief I also think it is important to recognize these moments and learn to control your reactions, even in the small things.

I’ll be curious to read your comments.

27 thoughts on “Do You Have Mini-Overreactions?

  1. Yes I do and yes it does cause unneeded stress. It can make you day go from having a great day to having an awful day. It’s happened to me quite often. If I catch myself, I’m good but if I don’t my day just goes downhill

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  2. Oooooh my..
    I know I do… but I’ve learned to control my reaction to minimal..

    For example I’m a big cultz .. and it seems that everything I touch. Drop… this sometimes annoys the hell out of me..
    especially when I’m in pain and find it hard to bend over..

    But I have learned to control my desires to get so irritated 😤 by it..

    My kids… would leave dishes and cups all over.. and in the sink.. I just wash up..

    I do get so pissed 😡 at times.. but again I realize that getting mad don’t solve the problem or make it change … so again … I learned to control my reaction… smh and just take care of it..

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  3. I am really good at dealing with the big things in life, even tragedies, emergencies and high-stress, volatile situations. But I can get astoundingly wound up over crumbs left on a bread board, drivers failing to indicate and someone mispronouncing a word. Ridiculous.

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  4. Yes it does happen with me too. But its at the time when I am already tired after a hectic day or probably already engrossed in something so important that these extra ‘efforts’ look huge. I think if we are active and not lazy then these overreactions are negligible..!

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  5. It’s hard sometimes for me to bend over, so dropping something on the floor can be a big deal. I try to tell myself bending over is good for me and I need to exercise. I do an occasional sigh or say “Oh No”. As for the dishes, that’s my son-in-law’s job. I have to keep reminding him daily that his job and I don’t like the dishes building up. I don’t think he realizes the stress that he puts on me because he forgets.

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    • I am not a fan of the dishes in the sink either. I not a fan of clutter in general. My issue sometimes with dropping things might also be a subconscious anger about not being able to hang on to things as well these days. My hands are getting much weaker.

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      • Oh, that’s rough. I remember my father dropping things. He was about the age I am now. His little finger and ring finger had went number from Arthritis and it was hard for him to hold onto things.

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  6. I find that a chuckle is lots more satisfying to my oops than getting all stressed out about them. I have learned to laugh at those imperfect moments, ’cause they are going to happen. Thankfully, I’m better equipped to handle me being me. Ever grabbed an itch creme out of the bathroom draw rather than the toothpaste almost putting on your tooth brush? That’s worth a chuckle just thinking about doing it, don’t you think?!

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