I am very irritable. I get easily annoyed, often over small things, often over things that really aren’t even annoying. I thought it was just me, one of my character flaws.
I looked up ‘ADD-irritable’ on the net and got 648,000 hits! How come I didn’t know this???
(If you want to try it yourself, google ‘adhd adult irritable -bowel’.)
1. mindfulness-just note to myself, without judgement or trying to change it – “Oh, I’m feeling irritated right now.”
2. I ask myself – “Why?”
3. Logic – “Is this really something to be irritated about?”
4. laugh. Just laugh.
5. a short prayer
This combination seems to work pretty well. The irritation usually evaporates, especially if there is no good reason for it.
more on the book soon. Did you see Ostrich the Grouch?