Question of the Day – No. 176 What can you do to limit the things that piss you off on a daily basis? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 58 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 176” Add yours Stop overthinking and over-analyzing. If there’s something that can be done about the situation, if it can be changed, do it. If not, move on to the next thing LikeLiked by 5 people Reply I totally agree with that. The problem is that it’s not that simple, especially when overthinking and over-analyzing became habits. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I know, I struggle with that myself. Lately, I have tried to incorporate meditation in my daily routine and I have some little tricks that I do whenever I feel overwhelmed by my own thoughts. It might sound weird, but whenever I’m pissed or anxious as result of my overthinking, I start singing. It distracts me and sometimes even uplifts my mood instantly. Sometimes, when it’s too much or the problem is a major one, I blog or write about it. This has worked very well for me. LikeLiked by 1 person That’s awesome! I’m so happy you found a way to distract yourself so you won’t fall too deep into negativity. LikeLike Thanks 🙂 It used to be extremely difficult in the beginning as it is so hard to even realize that iwe are just overthinking. But it’s getting less difficult. I really hope you find a way too! LikeLiked by 1 person Live under a rock! LikeLiked by 4 people Reply That would solve everything :))) LikeLike Reply Haha! Instead we get to live on a rock and just deal with it lol LikeLiked by 1 person Ask myself, “Does it affect a me?” Yes. “Does it affect your status in the household?” No. Then, ‘woman up’. Clean the stuff that’s in your way and move on with your day. LikeLiked by 6 people Reply Do you manage to practice that daily? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply More and more. 😊 LikeLiked by 1 person Awesome! 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Take an extra 10 seconds before I react to something. Those 10 seconds will give me time to choose my response instead of being quick to anger. LikeLiked by 5 people Reply This such a great strategy! It is so hard sometimes to stop ourselves from reacting because of the emotional implication. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Accept my current isolation, stop trying to fix it with negative things and focus on the longer term goal of digging myself out of the crap, which will eventually un-isolate me anyway. LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Think about this isolation as being a cocoon for you to evolve. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Change the things I Can Accept the brings I cannot change LikeLiked by 4 people Reply Unfortunately, it’s very hard to do it sometimes, especially when the things we cannot change are seen as a direct threat to our own identity. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I completely agree. But this policy is good to use whenever possible. Your questions are all thought provoking and insightful by the way. LikeLiked by 1 person Thank you! 🙂 LikeLike Wake up early, work the body out, read something, listen to something, meditate and eat clean. Works for me. I’m the happiest person I know although once upon a time I was expelled from 5 schools over my “getting pissed off” LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Wow! That’s awesome! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Avoid human interaction as much as possible LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Especially with toxic people. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Worry about yourself, control you and your reactions and leave people to do what they will. Otherwise you’ll end up in the nut house LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes! We are responsible for our own actions and reactions, not for others. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Laugh more. If you’re busy trying to find the humor or irony in life, half the stuff that pisses me off no longer does. Even when I do get pissed off, I’m doing things like trying to figure out what famous movie quote goes with the a-hole move someone just did on the highway in front of me. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Humor is a great medicine! And the ability to see it in hard times is a great asset! LikeLike Reply Focus on my goals and what I can control. If it’s beyond my realm and reach; stop worrying, over-analyzing and getting stymied! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Sounds like a plan! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s all I can do LikeLiked by 1 person Simply ignore. Life’s too short. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes, life is indeed too short for so much negativity 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Accept that whatever I believe of all the sonder-strangers I encounter, they’re living their own lives. I know there’s times I’ve changed a lane without thinking to use my turn signal – sometimes it’s because there’s an aggressive driver hounding me from the other lane, sometimes it’s because I just can’t deal with it that day. I’m not doing it to piss other people off, it just happens. And I’m sure most other people change lanes without their blinkers for just as innocent of reasons. In reality, there’s never any actual reason to be upset – no evidence that the other person even considered my feelings. Aside from a mildly raised heart rate, nothing has actually changed. Most infuriating things in life are like that. Someone cut in front of me in line? It’s probably not their best attempt to prevent me entry. Someone took the last straw in the drink stand? It’s not like they were gaslighting me to reach my own ‘last straw’. So hopefully I’ll just get really good at only reacting negatively to something intentionally negative towards me, personally. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I believe that understanding and accepting the fact that people behave in a certain way due to their own problems, can be very helpful. Maybe we need to stop taking things so personal… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Try to avoid the things that drive you crazy. Recently a fellow coworker was grabbing textbooks before they were inventoried. And it was extremely frustrating because I’m the one that needs to take the count. So, I walked up to them and smiled real wide and asked them nicely to stop taking books before I counted them. The coworker that was taking books thinks twice before they take whatever they want. It’s actually kind of funny. In all sincerity there will always be things that annoy us the best thing to do is breath and realize what’s bothering us is only as big as we make it. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply True! And it can influence us as long as we think that is important for us. If we take that importance and invest it somewhere else, it will be better 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Stay in my bed. No, jk. Seriously though, avoiding things that irritate me that I can’t really change is helpful. Being irritated by things I cannot change is kind of ridiculous, but here I am. I think most days I need to just get over myself. The world doesn’t revolve around me. Everything doesn’t go my way. The trick is being grateful at all possible moments. The more gratitude I feel, the less opportunity to be irritated. Y’all, I work my ass off to test this theory every. Single. Day. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply And it works for you every single day? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply No, not every single day, but more days than not. LikeLiked by 1 person Write about it! I’m a writer so naturally, this is the first thing that comes to mind. Whether in my personal mood journal that I started when I began therapy for my depression a year ago, or via my blog, I usually wind up feeling better after I’ve unloaded onto a blank screen. I feel even better if people agree with me. As to what I do to avoid getting pissed off, well, there’s no easy answer to that, apart from taking my meds. I’m far less angrier when I do! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I too believe that writing can help us express that anger we might accumulate in different situations. Destroying that piece of paper might be even better! LikeLike Reply Ignore social media. There’s always something that will piss you off there and it’s not worth it. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply You’re so right with this! It’s like we all have our very own pissing off device :)) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I pray and try to better my reaction to what happens each time. Usually the events that anger us are similar so it is a matter of not allowing it to upset us anymore. As soon as we fix it something else will try to creep up but we can handle that later. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I think that the first step would be to try to understand why is it bothering us so much. If we get to the root cause, we might be able to fix the problem. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So true. LikeLiked by 1 person Realize and share with people around you how great you are for taking care of the things that you’d rather not but have too. They’ll see how important it is to you and want to help too, perhaps saving you some time. This is referring to things like housework. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leading by example! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Meditation when I wake up LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes! It helps us start our day in a calm and grateful state. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Shift perspectives. 🙂 You’ve got a great thing going on here! By the way, thanks for dropping by my blog and most especially for the follow! Looking forward to journeying together 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply By the way, I really like how you categorize things especially this Question of the Day. I hope you won’t mind if I adopt this on my blog. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Of course I don’t mind! Go spread the word! 😀 LikeLike What is the perspective shift you think you need? Thank you! I always enjoy good read! 😀 LikeLike Reply Probably look at social media less and blog posts more 😂❤ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Depending on the blog posts you’re looking at. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Good point! LikeLiked by 1 person Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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