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14 When You Feel That You’re “Losing It,” Declare “Temporary Sanity”

When we feel really out of sorts and are totally “losing it,” it is very difficult to keep any semblance of a balanced and healthy perspective. It could be that we are very angry at someone close to us or feel we have been mistreated by a boss or co-worker. Or we are confronted with a major area of anxiety and fear in our lives.

It is natural to get washed away by all the emotion that is released. We may go into a tirade or withdraw and shut ourselves off. We tend to see things from only our limited point of view and how the situation affects us personally: “if he had any respect for others, he would know how unreasonable he is being and agree with me!” This inner loss ...

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