So, you’ve had a day or two or a few where you’ve been dealing with people who aren’t the most positive, and haven’t been saying the nicest things to you. In all likelihood it’s because of their insecurities or mental/emotional state, and they’re just offloading, consciously or not.
You might be a bit exhausted. You might be a little less tolerant of their ways. You might want to lash out in kind. But you hold your mouth because you know that returning the negativity does you no good. You’ve become better at not saying silly things.
But nonetheless you ruminate over what they said, it does affect you to some degree. One person, a friend, referred to your wardrobe as bad and ugly, the other, a colleague, referred to you as ‘this’, not ‘him’ when talking about you to another colleague. It’s easy enough to blow off, but you found yourself thinking some less than positive things “why are there twats like this in the world?”, “I’m not going to bother with that colleague in future, blow them off next time”, “this friend of mine - I won’t be contacting them for a while, punish them for their insensitive words”, etc etc.
So basically you’re stewing away in negative thoughts, getting moodier and less inclined to be pleasant to the general populace, and if you go out tonight you may lash out at somebody, whether they deserve it or not, or you just may stay at home because your mood has become so sour you don’t even feel like going out and socializing anymore.
What do you do to slip out of the mood, and be pleasant, or at least civil, to these people the next time you see them? In the back of your mind you know your friend thinks you have a shitty wardrobe, although you know it’s fine, and your colleague is on your shitlist for being a twat.