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How To Be Less Irritable

Updated on August 3, 2016
Is your mood ruining your day? Are people calling you a negative person? Are you feeling low on energy and depressed? Despair not. There are things you can do to change how you feel each day. Let irritability be a thing of the past!
Is your mood ruining your day? Are people calling you a negative person? Are you feeling low on energy and depressed? Despair not. There are things you can do to change how you feel each day. Let irritability be a thing of the past! | Source

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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

Ill-tempered
Grumpy
Sour
Surly
Negative
Pessimist
Irritated
Vengeful
 
 
 
 
If people use any of these words to describe you, you probably are an irritable person. You need to learn to take it easy both on others and on yourself. An irritable person is a person filled with stress who will be held back ever so often by his or

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

Be a perfectionist only if you want to be someone who is always dissatisfied with the way things are going in life.
Be a perfectionist only if you want to be someone who is always dissatisfied with the way things are going in life. | Source

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.

Getting a good night's sleep each night will go a long way toward making you the kind of person you really want to be.
Getting a good night's sleep each night will go a long way toward making you the kind of person you really want to be. | Source

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

Unlike many adults, most children are capable of laughing at themselves because their minds are not filled with insecurities.
Unlike many adults, most children are capable of laughing at themselves because their minds are not filled with insecurities. | Source

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!

Water doesn't just help to quench your thirst. It also helps you feel more energetic and positive as a person.
Water doesn't just help to quench your thirst. It also helps you feel more energetic and positive as a person. | Source

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.

Socialize

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.

Socializing will broaden your perspective and make you a happier, more likeable, and less lonely person.
Socializing will broaden your perspective and make you a happier, more likeable, and less lonely person. | Source

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!

Does this picture make you feel more positive about life? Take the positivity into your day..
Does this picture make you feel more positive about life? Take the positivity into your day.. | Source

Smile!

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.

Smiling will hardly cost you anything apart from a miniscule effort but will make a visible difference in how people behave when you are around.
Smiling will hardly cost you anything apart from a miniscule effort but will make a visible difference in how people behave when you are around. | Source

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      Dianna Mendez 12 months ago

      Each of your suggestions would help one to live well, minimizing those irritable moments. I find keeping a positive outlook, eating right and exercise puts my in the best of moods.