How To Be Less Irritable
Would you consider yourself to be an irritable person?
The irritable person's behaviour
The irritable person is always irritated. It doesn't take much to make the irritable person lose his or her temper. The irritable person is constantly brooding because he or she is more often than not filled with negative thoughts. The irritable person ruins other people's happiness and makes them want to stay as far away from him or her as possible. As a result, the irritable person is more than likely to be a lonely person.
Words to describe the irritable person
If you are an irritable person, read on
The rest of the article will help you take a hard look at yourself and see which of the things you do daily (or don't) make your life just that wee bit more difficult.
Don't take everything literally
Remember that people do, from time to time, say things in a lighter vein. Don't take everything that a person says to heart. Doing so will make you peaceless.
Don't be a perfectionist
Realize that the world we inhabit is imperfect. The people around us are imperfect, and we ourselves are imperfect. Perfection in day-to-day living is by and large an impossible standard to achieve. If the world were a perfect place and everything went exactly according to plan, life would be a hell of boredom.
Do not micromanage or nit-pick. Look at the overall picture. It's okay to make mistakes every now and then. Mistakes are what make you and your error-prone neighbour human.
Perfectionism is a painful thing
Sleep well each night
Getting enough sleep each night is critical if you want to maintain your sanity. An underslept person is, without doubt, an irritable person. How can you expect to function normally if you don't give your mind and body the rest they need? Most experts hold that 8 hours of sleep is required each night for one to function optimally. Anything less than 6.5 hours is likely to show in your behaviour the next day.
Sleep is awesome! Get to bed on time each night.
Learn to laugh at yourself
Have a sense of humour. Laughing at yourself from time to time will prevent you from taking yourself more seriously than you need to.
Be a child
Drink loads of water
Water has excellent anti-stress properties. It will help you stay emotionally balanced and not lose your temper. Make it a point to drink some water every few minutes. Your body will love you for doing this.
Water is something great!
Eat your meals on time
A hungry person is an irritable person. Don't skip meals. Eating to a full stomach will give you a general sense of wellness and satisfaction. On the other hand, being on an empty stomach will make you restless and prone to unsavoury mood swings.
Don't make assumptions
If you are the kind of person who keeps assuming things about others based on the way they look and behave, stop this habit right now. It is robbing you of your energy and diverting your mental and emotional resources. Don't waste your time getting worked up over things you don't even know are certain.
Mix with others! The more you expose yourself to the people around you, the more you will understand the kind of people who inhabit society. Social exposure will widen your perspective and make you self assured. It will be an excellent experience of learning.
Appreciate the good things in others
When you learn to appreciate the good things in the people around you, you will be looked at as a positive person. A positive person is someone who is liked by those around him or her. When you transmit positivity to others, you will receive positivity in return.
See the brighter side of things
Be an optimist. When faced with a challenging situation, think of all the progress that has been made. When you feel uncomfortable, try to find something to make you more comfortable rather than giving in to the discomfort.
Cheer up! Life isn't all doom and gloom!
It won't hurt you to have a cheerful face. If you have a surly expression all day long, people will avoid you like the plague. More often than not, your smile will be reciprocated, adding happiness to your day.