I am like a match, igniting the slightest touch, and I mean my volatile temper. An internal war is forged in me when I lose my patience and ...
I am like a match, igniting the slightest touch, and I mean my volatile temper. An internal war is forged in me when I lose my patience and immediate anger takes over. The frustrating thing is that this is more prevalent than I would like it to be. I do not know if it is good or bad, but something that also happens is that as the bad mood rises, it goes away in the blink of an eye.
I do not like to feel that way, it is to completely lose control over myself. Losing control is never good because under the influence of rage, you can only do things that you later regret.
The same thing happens to many people; however, that is not an excuse leading to justification. There are many causes that trigger a state of irritability. Some people resent being pressured to do something, others being hungry or not sleeping well, etc. Usually, the best way to deal with your irritability is to address the cause, which triggers your anger.
Even so, there are several natural ways that will help you control yourself more easily, here they are:
1 Take up a hobby
I discovered less than a month ago that sewing helps me sleep better, relaxes me, and makes me feel less angry than before.
The truth is that I always considered myself a person with very little manual skills. It's true! I have 2 left hands, I do it terribly, but as a therapy to relax me it is very effective. Making patchwork quilts is incredibly harmonious for me.
Whatever you like to do in your spare time, do it. Whether reading, cooking, journaling, puzzle, or any hobby is going to help you relax and be a calmer person.
2 Discover your favorite sports activity and dedicate time to it
It can be going for a walk with your dog, swimming, biking, going to the gym. The exercise that whatever you do will help trigger endorphins that make you feel more welfare, expend energy, and be calmer and in control of your mind.
3 Reduce your consumption of caffeine or alcohol
It is well known that these substances put you in a kind of altered state of consciousness. Whoever consumes high amounts of caffeinated beverages, does so in order to have "better performance"; however, this has serious consequences for the mood, and the person may feel more predisposed to react with discomfort to any triggering event. The same thing happens with alcohol, that is why it is recommended to reduce the consumption of this type of drinks
4 Identify what triggers your irritability
If being hungry is what makes you angry, then always try to have something to snack on handy. Does sleeping poorly make you start the day on the wrong foot? Well, at night, make sure that everything is ready for you to have a good night's rest before going to sleep.
What bothers you is working under pressure? do things early. Does it irritate you that they force you to do something you don't want? Learn to set limits.
Whatever the situation that leads you to feel in a bad mood, face it, limit it, avoid it or nip it in the bud; it is better to do it in time than to regret it.
5 Make yourself more compassionate
Having those sudden bouts of irritability is exhausting and downright damaging. Instead, try to spend quality time with your family, your friends, or your pet; You will discover that loving others is by extension a way of loving yourself that will give you the peace you need to live in harmony with yourself.
6 Is what bothers you so serious?
Give what makes you irritable the importance it really has. Is that situation so serious that it got you out of your boxes? If so, then face it and the sooner you solve it, the better for you.
If something like an annoying commitment is bothering you, be honest and say you are not going. You don't have to feel obligated to do what you don't like. If hunger or not sleeping well is what irritates you, then -as I pointed out before-, take something to eat with you or find a homeopathic solution for your insomnia.
7 Meditate or practice relaxation exercises
Meditating in the same way as performing guided relaxation exercises is invigorating. When you do these two activities, you release harmful thoughts and emotions.
You can find on YouTube a large number of relaxation or meditation videos that will be very useful.
8 Spend time with yourself alone
Being alone for some people can be a bit overwhelming; however, in solitude, there is some magic that will generate an indescribable peace.
You can dedicate that time alone to meditate, take a relaxing bath, read, think, or even take a restful nap. The point is that you rediscover yourself and improve the relationship you have with yourself. Ultimately you are your best friend or friend or your worst enemy or enemy, you choose.
9 Have fun
Laughing is invigorating for anyone. Therefore, having fun either alone or with friends will help you release stress and feel calmer.
Carrying out any of the activities mentioned above will help you stay in control of your temperament. Strive to change the routine and you will be a master of yourself.