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How to Deal with Irritation in a Positive Way

By:  Vandana Singhal

by Vandana Singhal on July 29, 2012

Irritation is there in everybody’s life. You cannot avoid them because you cannot control your mood, your surroundings, other people’s behavior or time. Irritation is the natural reaction to anything in your life which you do not like to face.

For instance, having a skin rash can create irritation or a chattering friend can create irritation or even loads of household work like washing dirty dishes can cause irritation and so on. So, you see there is no particular cause of irritation; it can be created by anything. So how to deal with irritation ?

irritation How to Deal with Irritation in a Positive Way

The most obvious outcome of irritation is anger which is surely damaging for your self-development. But, do you know, there are people who rarely get irritated or handle the cause of irritation in a very mature way and turn them into opportunities for self development. It’s up to you to decide whether you want them to make your life hell or help you in yourself development.

Causes for irritation

The most obvious cause of irritation is lack of patience while facing or dealing with any particular situation or person or behavior. It is agreed that patience is a key virtue but it is equally true that it is difficult to be mastered. When facing an unwanted situation, the moment we lose our patience, we become annoyed and cranky.

For instance, at your workplace, you need to work in a multicultural atmosphere that can be really trying at times. You may have to deal with irksome colleagues, unrelenting boss, hurdles in office work, etc.

To cope up with those kinds of irritations, you need to identify the situations that push you to get irritated and learn to deal with them.

Understanding irritation

Before we try to answer ‘how to deal with irritation’, it is important to understand irritation. There is only a thin line between irritation and anger.

Irritation is feeling frustrated due to a particular situation – but it is not anger. It leaves you stressed and can leave you with a feeling that you are powerless or undervalued. It is a kind of personality conflict that you are dealing with.

It is important to overcome this feeling because it will start damaging your personality and can ruin your relationships, concentration, affect your productivity. Moreover, it can even give headaches and back pain.

Ways to handle irritations

To avoid those problems that are created thereafter, it is important to find ways to deal with irritation. Here are some useful tips on how to deal with irrigation in a positive way

Tip #1: Improving your own communications

First of all it is important to develop your communication skills. It is important to develop more pleasant working relationships with your colleagues and try to understand their thought mechanism to be in sync with them.

Tip #2: controlling your emotions

In addition, try to control your emotions as they play an important role whenever you get irritated or angry. It is important to learn how not to lose your temper on petty issues.

Read more at – How to avoid arguments and How to manage anger

Tip #3: Do not jump to conclusions

To avoid irritation, it is important to stay calm and collected in any situation. Moreover, you should learn to take decisions in a well informed way. Avoid taking hurried decisions.

Before jumping to conclusions, try to view a larger picture behind those irritable actions.

Conclusion

If actions of another person are cause of your irrigation, talk to that person in a positive way. If that doesn’t work out, then put your foot down to make clear your point. Hopefully these tips would have answered some of your question on how to deal with irritation

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