Note to self: Even though Irish beer tastes especially good on St. Patrick’s Day it’s not the best idea to go out the night before therapy 😀
Whatever, yesterday’s session was about a few things that happened in the last few weeks and above all the way I managed the emotions they triggered.
As I always feel that my emotions are inanppropriately strong I generally try to keep them under control. Trivialization, sarcasm, understatements. I am simply convinced that intense feelings should only be tied to extreme situations and I appreciate when other people keep cool as well. For example I just can’t take irascible people who start screaming due to trivialities seriously. And I also don’t know how to react when people start crying because of everyday things. That’s why I have a standard for myself and that is not to throw random emotions about.
My therapist thinks that I should try to let at least a part of my anger but seriously: With me it can actually happen that a clove of garlic I drop whilst cooking triggers a fit of rage like others have it once in a year due to something really bad. That is just not acceptable!
Last time my homework was to categorize my fear from 1-10; this time I have to write down situations where I feel anger the following week and next time we’ll go through both lists. I’m curious.
Oh and something that really made me happy: My therapist recommended the motivational tattoos to her skills group and thanked me for the suggestion 🙂