- when frustrated, accept situation and convert to sadness
- when angry, forgive all involved, including myself, and convert to sadness
- when sad, be sad
- when frustrated or angry, reinterpret situation as positive and happy
in doing this, I've noticed that sometimes I'm happy, but still find myself not doing the things I want because I feel constrained for various reason outside my control.
I think that I may be able to reinterpret these "reasons outside my control" as within my control, since they often are within my control, I just feel pressure to act one way or another, but the choice is ultimately mine.
I think the meta idea of this self programming patch is to "take responsibility" for how I feel. That is, I decide that all the negative things I feel are my own fault, which makes them within my power to fix, since things that are not my fault are harder to fix.