How to Stop Overreacting to Everything
This way, you can learn to be more in control of your reactions:
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Not all intense responses are overreactions.
The problem arises when you start to react in a bigger way than justified. Overreactions never make the situation better.
Take a deep breath. It will slow down your fight or flight response and allows you to choose a more thoughtful and productive response.
Address the past if possible and resolve any emotional leftovers you might have: vent to a friend or keep a journal.
Emotional baggage becomes more fuel when your bomb goes off.
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