Does anyone else frequently feel grumpy?!?
I’m new to this group and this is my first time posting a question to any online group. I write in the hopes that I can get some feedback on an issue I have. I am a full time mother of two and I have ADD and ODD. I don’t take medication but try to manage my symptoms as best I can. Some days are easier than others! My issue is this: I feel like I’m grumpy (bitchy, whatever word you want to use) quite often. It takes very little to set me off, especially when I’m in a hurry (ie to get my child to school or to make an appointment). When my patience is tested (as it often is by my son!), I try VERY hard not to lose my temper. Sometimes I’m successful…sometimes not (that’s a whole other post!:). Either way, it makes me GRUMPY! I have a really hard time “snapping out of it” and one thing leads to another. Pretty soon I’m just sounding grumpy and snapping at my son with every word out of my mouth! Little things tick me off and they build up. At other times of the day, I have no problem dealing with the curve balls life throws. I don’t know why my behavior and mood is so changeable in this way! It’s like sometimes I can cope with challenges and sometimes I can’t at all! Does anyone else have difficulties like this?? I really could use some help finding strategies that would prevent me from acting like this because I truly hate it when I do…but feel powerless to stop! Help please!
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