Seven Quick Ways to Stop Being Irritable

Posted on October 9, 2015

Most people would happily snap their fingers and rid themselves of the toxic emotional state of irritability if they could. Unfortunately, finger-snapping is not an effective treatment for irritability but luckily there are plenty of things you can do to bring yourself down when you’re feeling irritable and on age.

How to Soothe Irritability

1. Figure out the source:

The best way to reduce irritability is to figure out what’s making you irritable in the first place and then address it.

2. Reduce caffeine and alcohol:

Too much caffeine during the day and too much alcohol at night are frequent sources of irritability for many people.

3. It’s often the little things:

Be honest with yourself about what’s bothering you, as simply acknowledging something is making you irritable is often enough to take the edge off.

4. Get in touch with your compassion:

Being compassionate with yourself can be a powerful way to calm your churning emotions. Acknowledge to yourself (in your head) that you feel really irritable and how unpleasant it is.

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Category(s):Anger Management

Source material from Psychology Today