‘I injured my arm at the corner of the wall, how can this be emotional?’ many will say.
When you are angry or stressed, I want you to pay attention to your movements. You will discover that you are more clumsy and careless.
Why? Because you are tense in your body and your entire attention is focused on the frightening images in your mind rather than what is going on around you.
There’s also something else. If you are a perfectionist with a very harsh inner critic, hitting on the wall is a form of self-punishment.
When you have an accident, always pay attention to what is going on in your life.
When you have an accident, always pay attention to what is going on in your life. In what ways is the accident helping you?
For example, you have a valid reason not to write that essay because you are unable to do so. You will not be criticized if you do not write this essay. You will not feel ashamed of any potential mistakes if you are not criticised.
So, yes, most accidents occur when we are the least attentive or stressed, and yes, many accidents have an emotional component.