||[Dec. 17th, 2006|10:02 pm]
Attentive readers will have realised from certain recent entries [ 1 2 3 4 5 6 ] that I'm developing a progressively more pronounced lack of patience.
It's also evident to me from my occasional urge to strangle the idiots who park supermarket trollies in such a way that they block aisles in front of me, or who take what seems like an unreasonable amount of time to operate the pay-and-display machines in car parks when I'm queueing behind them.
I apologise for these reactions. I'm aware that it's happening. It's symptomatic of something wider and deeper, I suspect. I'm attempting to address the situation, mostly by distancing myself from situations which prompt this sort of attitude until I can get my personality on a generally more even keel. You can see an example of this in action if you click on the fifth link, above.
And you'll tell us why later?
See subsequent edit. I'm not sure why, properly, yet. It seems that it's more than just a reaction to general stress, though.
Sorry, I was just being silly with the whole patience/later thing...
I suspect it's a perfectly normal reaction to stress which has been building from lots of directions for quite some time, to be honest. My stress indicators work that way - they definitely come out once things have been building up for a while.
Are you getting enough sleep? How's the caffeine intake? These both affect me more quickly than other stressful things I have going on (impending deadlines, unpleasant life stuff, doing scary things like driving) although *all* of it contributes and if I face too little sleep for long enough that will send me into the stroppy then twitchy phases. At that point I know I need to get rest and calm or else it will get worse.
We're all different, of course, but I think there are parallels here.
Another symptom is a bit of a blind spot towards humour.
Yes, I've had assorted stresses, and I'm sure some of them are cumulative.
My sleep patterns are very much out of kilter, a typical reaction to stress. I haven't looked closely at my caffeine usage, but I don't think it's changed significantly over this period.
Spotting parallels elsewhere is helpful, thank you.
> idiots who park supermarket trollies in such a way that they block aisles
Maybe we should start a branch of Aspie Anonymous.
I'm begining to design t-shirts such as
to all NTs
Maybe it is a bad idea...
Reducing stress is definitely a good idea and an important stp indealing with this. goodluck!
Everyone has their own barometrics (as it were). Me, I know that I'm seriously stressed when a) I start cussing out other drivers, or b) I start forgetting things all over the place. (The year my Mom died, I locked my keys in my car three times, a personal record.)
Take care of yourself, please, whatever that requires.