I really get worked up over mistakes. I literally go into panic mode very quickly when I discover that I have made a mistake. Why can’t I just accept it? I will make mistakes and sometimes they can be corrected. Okay, not always, but I have to start from the premise that correcting the mistake is a possibility. I normally respond with a panic, after telling myself, “Oh, my God! I’m doomed! Why me?!” My heart starts to race and my breathing quickens. Why do I let this happen? I try to stay calm, but it is usually too late. I’ve already worked myself up beyond repair.
I think acknowledging is the first step and who have done that!
Why do we do these things to ourselves?? I get that heart in my throat feeling when I get a little angsty – breathing occasionally helps…or writing 😉 Great expression of this feeling with your words.