Overreacting is a way we sometimes express our stress to other people or ourselves, but it is not a practical way to solve problems. Sometimes our emotions and anger spill over, however, such outbursts can have a negative impact on the special relationships in our lives.
In this blog post, I will take you through some important facts and tips about overreactions.
There are two types of overreactions: internal and external.
External overreactions are the visible responses to a situation. Internal overreactions are often overlooked because you might not be aware of them. Overreactions could start from a small critical comment, joke, or action directed towards you. But sometimes our own minds can cause us to stress over small details. Internal overreactions can look like overthinking an aspect of your life or having flashbacks about a negative event in your life.
A buildup of stress and unresolved feelings can lead to overreacting.
Being aware of your stress level and emotions you need to work through can help you avoid reaching a point of overreaction. Talking to a trusted person can help you express yourself in a healthy way, instead of having unhealthy outbursts. It is important for you to find the cause of your stress and find ways to handle that problem so that an old issue doesn’t negatively affect the present. Eating and sleeping well are general ways to aid your self-care habits and help you destress.
Overreactions are not only a part of your mental process, there are also physical indicators of overreactions. Stiff muscles, tense shoulders, and a faster heartbeat can alert you to an upcoming outburst. This should signal you to calm down, take a break from whatever you are doing, and revisit the situation when you’re feeling better. Taking time to think about a situation will help you put it into perspective and make the best decision for yourself and others.
Stiff muscles, tense shoulders, and a faster heartbeat can alert you to an upcoming outburst. This should signal you to calm down, take a break from whatever you are doing, and revisit the situation when you’re feeling better.”
Writing this post made me think about the times I overreacted and how I could improve my mental health during stressful times. I hope that this post encourages you to find a balanced and peaceful way to express yourself at school, work, home, or anywhere you go!