Have you had those days where you want to snarl at everyone, even though they've done nothing wrong? A day where the very sound of other human voices sets your back teeth grinding and the hairs on the back of your neck stick up?
That was my day yesterday. No reason for it. The kids didn't do anything. My mother-in-law didn't do anything. No bad news. I didn't even wake up on the wrong side of the bed. It was a happy morning with a friend.No instigation to throw me off my day.
There was no apparent reason for me to want to curl up my hands into fists and scream at the top of my lungs. Okay, you can blame it on wildly swinging pregnancy hormones, but I hate using blanket excuses like that.
The worst part was my acute awareness that I was being crabby and nothing I did helped. I tried -and failed -to speak calmly and kindly to everyone.
I turned on religious music and while it helped me stay calm and use a civil tongue, it didn't pull me into a peaceful mood.
I finally snapped out of it when we all got home that night. Hubby was loving and supportive -told me he'd hang out with the kids while I had alone time. I took a hot bath to relax and finally snapped out of the crabbies. I apologized to my children for snapping at them and thank goodness for their forgiving hearts.
However, there has to be a better way! It was a whole day wasted on negative feelings that I want back, but can't have.
What do you do to snap yourself out of a cranky day? Leave me a comment of ideas to try next time. (Please! I need them.)
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