Why do I always freak out about the little things?

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Last Updated: 03/06/2018 at 12:32am
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Anonymous
March 24th, 2015 6:02am
Sometimes we get upset or freak out over the little things because there is something much bigger bothering us, that we are not exactly dealing with for many different possible reasons. Perhaps someone important in our lives isn't treating us right, or we made a mistake we haven't chosen to deal with and forgive ourselves for. Maybe frustration or a tense situation at home, with a friend, or even at work, is causing us to react somewhat unreasonably to things that don't necessarily need the given reaction. Once you've figure out what is truly bothering you and deal with whatever needs to be acknowledged, you may find the little things don't set you off as much.
hopefulVoice32
April 18th, 2015 12:11pm
When you drink water, you hold glass for couple of seconds and easily perform this activity. But when you have to hold the same glass of water for longer duration, I am sure you can't. So stop taking worries for long time. Have a small 10-15 minutes worry session everyday. You will feel better. :)
Anonymous
March 6th, 2018 12:32am
I freak out about little things because I think it is going to lead into a much bigger problem that causes my anxiety to act up
grace205
May 25th, 2015 5:54am
life is tough and sometimes just reach a breaking point after a long period of time. it's totally ok to let emotions out even over small things.
PoliteOcean
September 6th, 2015 3:12am
Everybody is different and there isn't a one answer fits all for everyone. If you feel that your emotions are getting the best of you even during what you consider "little things" perhaps you could consider seeking other help through a counselor or therapist. Someone who can help you to sort out your feelings.
Melody293
August 2nd, 2016 11:40pm
Little things can feel like big things in the moment. Sometimes things can snowball, because of overthinking.
Anonymous
August 14th, 2015 6:08am
Sometimes we all react differently to little things. It's ok to react like this. Even the littlest things can set people off for many reasons, and maybe even no reason at all.
bluebreath1810
May 17th, 2016 5:26am
Maybe because you are too frustrated all the time. The reasons maybe stress, sickness or the problems in your life or your negative attitude towards everything!