Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes graduated from the University of Florida with a PhD in counseling, is a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She runs an online practice http://www.dr-is-in.com and provides online continuing education for addictions counselors, engineers, contractors and electricians at http://www.allceus.com and http://www.engineeringceus.com.
How many times have you been stressed, depressed or angry and just did the first thing that seemed like it would make you feel better? Many times, that first solution/reaction is merely a pacifier. It makes us feel better for the moment, but does not actually solve the problem. By understanding why you are upset/angry/stressed etc. you will see more clearly what you need to do to solve the problem.