Personal Journal 6.2
Impulse: Yelling when I am angry.
I suppose that the satisfying short-term consequences of giving in to this impulse are that I feel like I am being heard, and it almost feels that a weight is being lifted off of me on the inside because my anger is almost like a weight that puts pressure on me.
Negative long-term consequences due to the above impulse is that a lot of my family members to not respect me for it. Also, it makes them fearful to come and communicate with me. That person is not the person I want to be, and that inability to control anger can only lead me down a pathway to someone who will not be as accepting of it.
I do not believe that the short-term consequences outweigh the long-term consequences. Shouting at people just because I do not cope with anger very well is not acceptable.
I can remove myself from the situation until I calm down, and then talk it over when I am calmer. This is what I have been doing and I am definitely doing better!
Personal Journal 6.4
Option 1: Where to go to Grad School
Goals it would support: Getting a doctorate degree
Values it would support: Hard work, perseverance, Accomplishment, advancement, ambition, success.
Goals it would contradict: Getting out of Tennessee since I cannot afford to go to school out of state.
Values it would contradict: Adventure, liberation, fun, growth, exploration
Option 2: Not going to Grad School
Goals it would support: Being on my own, but there are really no goals. I have to go to Grad School.
Values it would support: None that I am interested in.
Goals it would contradict: Obtaining a higher degree in education.
Values it would contradict: All of the values listed as supporting values in option 1.
I would choose to go to Grad School, or course.