I am so crabby

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I don't know why, but I have been very irritable lately. It is to the point that I practically have to bite my tongue to keep from losing it on most anyone. Since I work in human resources, I think this is a problem. I don't know what it is. I thought it was because my schedule was different last week and I worked a 6 day stretch which I am not used to, but I thought after having Sunday off, I would be better, but I am not. I suppose it could be the weather. A high front just went through and I think a low is following - only slower. Low fronts do affect my fibromyalgia, mood, and migraines, so I suppose that could be it. I am thinking of going to the doctor to see if maybe a med change could help, but I am not sure what he would do other than up my antidepressant/sleep med. Maybe that would help. I just don't know, and I guess I won't until I see him. Until then, I hope I don't go off on the wrong person (management) and hope I can be nice to my kids (I've been very impatient with them too). Guess I'll have to call in the morning and see if I can get in - for everyone's sake. emoticon
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    It's awful when you can't figure out what is triggering you. It could be hormonal or your body is feeling an onset of pain. The last thing we want to do is hurt those around us but it is difficult at times to control that raging bull within us. Take care and I hope this passes quickly for you.

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    4284 days ago
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    Argh...unexplainable mood swings are such a pain! It's so frustrating when you don't know where they come from and you feel out of control.

    I agree that being good to yourself may help you weather this storm. I hope it passes soon. Be well.
    4285 days ago
  • _MAOMAO_
    I like the taking deep breaths suggestion. I also like to give myself time-outs when I get stressed. Really, that amounts to giving myself a private break to debrief, do some of that deep breathing and remind myself that This Too Shall Pass.
    4285 days ago
    Sounds like you're fighting off knee jerk reactions. What helps me is that I take 1-2 slooooow deep breaths before I speak.

    Checking in with your doc sounds like a good plan too!
    4285 days ago
  • WOMYN42
    You know, sometimes we just have short periods like this. I have an affirmation that I say to myself during these times: I Will Be Gentle With Myself, I Will Love Myself, I Am A Child Of The Universe, Being Born Each's actually part of a beautiful chant/song. But truly, be gentle with yourself. Take a soothing warm bath in lavender scented bubbles (or whatever scent is soothing to you), with the lights off and just several candles lit, maybe some soft music playing. Rub some really good-smelling lotion into your body, or have your significant other do it for you - a nice "massage" does wonders for your mood. Find a way to take some time out - just for you. Read a book, take a walk and look at the fall landscape, go to a park and watch the ducks and birds in the pond or the other animals hurrying to gather foodstuffs for winter. Be kind to yourself. Something you've been wanting but haven't bought because "others need things more"? Stop it. Buy it for yourself. You may not have the chance again. Be a little selfish. You sound like someone who gives too much of herself to others when you need to keep some for you! You can't love others if you don't love yourself. It all starts with you!


    4285 days ago
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