Day: #09 || Alphabet : I || Theme: Emotions || Word: Irritated

I had an amazing weekend, sometimes taking a break from the hustle bustle of the daily life is so very rejuvenating; even more during this summer sitting with your best buddies looking across the valley with clouds that seem to be just a hand away is such a bliss <3 Yippee!!!

And so it makes a lot of sense to talk something which will be serious yet not get on to my nerves. A new week into the #AtoZChallenge  and the emotion we have started feeling lot more often in the current times is IRRITATED.  


Y’all ever just get into one of those moods? Like you don’t know wtf is wrong with you, but you just feel irritated or down?! Or heard someone else say they are irritated or few who are irritated like all the time.

Even though there are emotions which are negative in itself as I keep telling everything can be introspective in a way it turns out to be a more learning for our self. According to Carl Jung -“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves” How true?!!Every time that we are irritated instead of just complaining about how we feel we never sit back and think why is it that I am irritated? Probably at that given situation we are more irritated than the person standing next to us would be so the situation is same but the reactions are different., it not that the event is not what irritates us, it is our self.

I for Intolerance and I for Impatience leads us to I for Irritations (think about it 🙂 ) We all have a certain level of tolerating things and so is a certain parameter beyond which the tolerance level breaks and our mood burst and shouts out loud that ” I am irritated”. In the fast pacing life today all our parameters are already to the brim with scope left for just few additions and few subtracts. Its like the parameter has always been at the higher level of breaking point.

Probably if you think about it, forget the person standing next to us sometimes we ourselves would have reacted in a totally different manner if we were in the same situation that irritated us. Stress in life to prove our own self and others has kept the bar of tolerance level very low. We tend to succumb to pressure and this brings about a huge change in what we feel and how we feel about the same situation.

For example the same traffic from office to home would not be that irritating to you but on a day when you had a bad time at work with your boss or colleague the same traffic from office to home would be irritating to you so much so that you end up letting that out on your family members once you reach home. 

The math is simple – More Pressure = More Stress = Less Tolerance = Less Patience = More Irritated

But for some people this equation holds valid all the time. They are irritated for every and anything that happens around them like all the time. The more the unsolved problems the more the person has less time to evaluate and validate a situation and find a possible solution to it.

Work, Relationship and Health the three major catalysts that decide our moods be it from Anticipation to Irritation that we have discussed in the last eight days. Our subconscious mind is so strong that even when we don’t think about all these our mind still thinks about it only to find solutions to our problems. 

So the question is How to become more tolerant? The answer pretty simple find out what has made your parameter level of tolerance bring a drastic shift try to keep more space for the bar to reach the brim and this only happens if you try to find out solutions to things that worry you which lie way down at the bottom and has been piled up cause we prefer to avoid things or simply sit and crib about it rather than taking actions

Change the math equation Problems =Solutions = No worries = More tolerance = Less Irritation


What irritates you??? How do you switch your mood when you get irritated? Do you have any particular things or situations when you get irritated for sure? Like for me people who don’t do their bed in the morning is irritating 😛 Or keeping things in a safe place and then forgetting the safe place is irritating to the core 😉

The Irritated Smiley

12 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge DAY09: I for IRRITATED”

  1. Oh yes, I have my days! No special reasons though. It is just another day. I put on some loud music someday, or pick up a book, or sit in a corner and cry, or call up Mom. 😛 Weird, I know!

  2. inquisitivegeet

    I think all of us get irritated at some point for no reason. That is one point where we purely feel like being ourselves and let go of all the courtesy and politeness and say or do whatever we feel like !

    Strange but interesting state it is, don’t you think? 😉


    1. Hey Geet..thanks for stopping by 🙂 Yeah sometimes we do behave cranky..and blame it all on others by saying its someones else’s action that has made us irritated..definitely a different state of mind. 🙂

  3. Pingback: #AtoZChallenge DAY21: U for UMBRAGE | LIFE AS A POTPOURRI !!!

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