Annoyed. Irritated. Short-fused. Anyone else feeling low-level grumpy lately? When it’s not an actual crisis, deep exhaustion, crippling overwhelm, or another significantly hard season of motherhood, it can be tricky to identify the reasons behind–and the strategies to help with–a bad mood. But we know one thing for sure: sometimes it helps to vent a bit. In Episode 322 of The Mom Hour, Meagan and Sarah air some very petty gripes about what’s driving us bonkers lately, and then do a little self-reflection about what triggers our annoyance, how our personalities manifest it, and how to reframe it and reset our moods. Join us!
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Sponsor Spotlight: The Short Years
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Links we mentioned (or should have!) in Episode 322:
- New to Enneagram? We always recommend this free online test, and the type descriptions found here.
- Love the Enneagram and haven’t heard us talk about it? Try this episode, and this one, and this one.
- We mentioned the article Here’s What Makes You Angry, Based On Your Enneagram Type (Susan Storm, Psychology Junkie)
- Want to leave us a voicemail and vent about your own petty annoyances? Use Speakpipe!
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