I like that you begin your response with the statement, “A person with an agitated mind reacts to life rather than making choices.”
It’s very true. I know for myself, when I am in a moment of agitation, my actions tend to be reactive and/or impulsive. And more specifically, they tend to be based on gratifying and/or protecting my ego. I try to remember that my true Self is not an ego, and that my choices should be based on love and necessity alone. And, to work toward refraining from actions that lead to agitation to begin with.