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CPTSD Moods can seem to come from out of the blue. The anger, sadness, feeling distrustful, and other moods can make it hard to focus. Feelings of being in danger or under attack can disrupt concentration that detour us from doing every day tasks. The disruptive sleep, nightmares, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and/or having flashbacks; all this can make our emotions seem more intense or make us react differently than we normally would.

Assuming the worse about a mood that someone is in doesn’t do anyone any good. If we are taking a mood personally, we haven’t done the work on ourselves yet (in my opinion).

My Story with CPTSD Moods 

I embrace the word moody because subconsciously it reminds me that it’s ok to have moods. We aren’t robots and part of the unmasking process is embracing our feelings, emotions, and moods.

Every day feels as if I’m in a fight or flight state. I know that I need to work on my vagus nerve and the other tools to help me get to the point where I no longer allow outside circumstances or past traumas dictate such inner turmoil. I’m a work in progress and actively unmasking where I can.

Is masking my mood ideal? Maybe not for my health or emotional well-being. But when it comes to my child, I think it’s not age appropriate to share every detail. If my child senses that something is off, I am able to explain that emotions are good to have. I tell my child the emotion that I’m feeling and how I’m working through it. 

Sometimes, my moody attitude seems to come out of the blue. My own thoughts of self-doubt can activate a mood. Then it’s all I can do to just get through the day in hopes that I wake up the next day to experience a better one.  

I’m learning to delay my reaction to those that seem to be purposely trying to provoke me. My mood doesn’t need to change based on how someone else wants me to feel. I may not be in control of much, but controlling how and when I wish to react can be in my control. Besides, it might just be my perception about thinking someone is trying to provoke me when in reality, it could be a defense mechanism that they have when speaking to others. Who knows. I’m not taking what they say about me personally.

I hope my story with CPTSD Moods has helped shed some light on different ways we can walk through life and learn from others. Maybe this story could help you or someone you know and/or maybe this experience is good to hear because it’s relatable. Sometimes hearing someone’s story helps us process our own.

We just have to keep trying different things to help us in our journey in life, but have to remember that what works for one may not work for another. Hang on and keep trying!

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As always, seeking professional help is courageous!

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2 Responses

  1. Moods are always temporary, provided we realize they change. And sometimes they can switch off and on at a moment’s notice. Reacting to those you think are trying to provoke you is very much the key to success. I’ve learned to ignore such behavior from anyone who tries to spew their misery onto me. Saying nothing, doing nothing to encourage that behavior is my tool for keeping myself safe.

    1. Thank you for commenting. I’ve been learning a great deal from studying the Human Design System when it comes to moods and emotion which has helped me become more aware of things. Fascinating stuff!!

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