Something that I’ve tried to figure out for years is “Why does our ego kick in when they’re tired and they are hungry.”
Beyond the physiological impact, what causes us to become easily angered when we are hungry or tired?
I totally buy in to the idea that each of us is two distinct selves. Some call these selves the ego and the highest self.
Whereas some therapists have called this our fully integrated self versus our fractured self.
The bottom line is that we all have both Dr. Jekyll AND Mr. Hyde inside of us. BUT, why does Mr. Hyde we show up most when we’re tired or hungry?
In this post I answer that question and help you understand keep that ego side of you from coming out and hurting yourself and others.
totally makes sense. I have begun to recognize this and tell my kids “I’m just tired (or hungry); can we discuss this later or tomorrow?”