My head was spinning last night trying to resolve an issue. Then I realized that the words running through my mind were very similar to that of a toddler tantrum.
At the root of my emotional distress was the thought: I want this! I want this! Give me this now! Don’t refuse my request! Now! Now! Now!
Noting this helped me take a step back. A toddler doesn’t get what they want when they throw a tantrum, so why would my own inner toddler succeed? I took a few deep breaths and tried to disentangle myself from the mental tizzy into which I had spun myself.