First, if you're wearing your heart on your sleeve it's bound to get stabbed. Second, if you're even slightly depressed over whatever issue you're likely to overreact. Third, if you have a history of overreacting you're likely to overreact. Fourth, if you have some mental illness, like bipolar, you're definitely prone to overreacting.
How to know you're overreacting?
- You have the desire to call the party that "hurt" you 10-20 times in a 2 day span.
- You overreact to someone telling you that you're overreacting.
- You can't stop thinking about whatever it was that hurt you.
- You have your significant other call the person that hurt you to go off on them.
- You continuously talk about whatever it is that hurt you.
- You're so adamant about telling your side of things that you can't see what you did wrong which hurts and enrages you more.
- You think your actions are acceptable and normal when people in the real world would say you're losing it.
- Stop using the excuse of "I have a mental illness"
- Shut the fuck up, breathe and actually think about the situation and whether the reactions you're having are considered acceptable, would you want someone doing this to you?
- Drink a cup of Earl Grey and calm down before you do or say anything.
- Find something to distract you from the "pain."
- Call your therapist.
- Sit in a room with your favorite music blasting for an hour with no interruptions.
- Take a walk and burn off some energy and get the endorphins pumping.