Do you ever find yourself ‘losing your cool’ in certain situations? Maybe it’s a certain type of situation or with a specific person. When we are in a heightened reactive state, we lack the necessary composure to respond appropriately and professionally in that situation. Often, the culprit is our automatic thoughts. These thoughts are instantaneous, habitual, and nonconscious, but can really affect our mood and actions. We can do something about our automatic thought processes and start to take back control instead of reacting in an unhelpful way or feeling upset.