We all do it and wish we hadn’t. When we are upset, we tend to overreact, and of course regret what we might have done or said. How do you know when you are about to overreact? Heed these 6 signs.
You are feeling very emotional, more than usual.
Your mood seems to go up and down for no apparent reason and you are having a hard time controlling your reactions.
You are getting upset over stupid, little things.
You find yourself making a big deal over things that really don’t matter. You are wondering why you are making such a big deal over nothing.
Your focus is on other people.
You feel a bit paranoid and are trying to figure out their ulterior motives. You feel they may be plotting against you.
Nothing you do is right.
You are a bit of a perfectionist, but you are merciless against yourself and can’t seem to stop it.
The other person isn’t understanding you.
The person you are engaged with doesn’t seem to know where you are coming from. They are saying that you’re too reactive.
You are feeling flushed.
You are also having other physical symptoms like stomach cramps—you are definitely taking things too personally.