10 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel irritation

  1. What can be done to stop this from happening again and again in the future?
  2. Who do I need to forgive or change my feelings about for this to change?
  3. Where in my life do I see this happening again and again?
  4. What does the feeling of irritation bring up for me from the past?
  5. Did I react differently when this happened before?
  6. Did I feel different before the trigger occurred?
  7. What reasons do I have to be irritated by that thing?
  8. What is the trigger for my irritation?
  9. Is there a more constructive way to solve this problem and to manage my irritation?
  10. In what ways could I reinterpret this situation to be less irritating?

11 tips on how to deal with irritation

  1. Write down what it is that you're angry about in a journal.
  2. Take a break. Get up and go for a walk around the block.
  3. Stop multitasking. You can't do everything at once, so just choose one thing to focus on and put the rest of them on hold.
  4. Realize that the issue in your life has an opportunity to teach you something.
  5. Prioritize what needs to get done and what can wait. Succeed at some small tasks, like folding laundry or washing dishes.
  6. If you're not sure why you're mad, take a walk and think about it.
  7. Find a creative outlet. It will help you clear your head and you'll feel productive too.
  8. Figure out how to act in a way that will change the issue so that it doesn’t bother you anymore.
  9. Count to ten before you lash out at the person that's irritating you.
  10. Be honest with yourself and figure out what is bothering you.
  11. Act on your plan of action and be consistent about it until the irritation is gone or lessened.

How irritation affects you

One way to describe an irritation is to say that it is the feeling that something is wrong because it does not feel right. The inner feeling of being hurt or annoyed by something. A person can get irritated most of the time. Some ways a person could be irritated are when they are tired, hungry, or when they feel like their work is not being given credit. Irritation can happen to anyone and at any time.