124 A7 Negative Emotion – Annoyance



Irritated by (someone); someone has made you a little angry.

Practical Tips

  1. Consider you reaction rather than an automatic response.
  2. Know that your mood and attitude affect your response.
  3. Annoyance may block something positive happening within the situation.
  4. Look at the situation in a non-judgemental way, you’ll end up with a different result.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I am able to handle my Annoyance by patiently looking at the situation from a different point of view.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel ……………Annoyed, is when I decide the situation justifies it.

Example Challenges

DC002 Too many Cold Calls on the telephone.
DC039 A woman passed my house and threw rubbish in my garden!
DC052 People who empty packets and leave the empty packet in the cupboard.
DC053 People who use all your milk and don’t replace it with the same as the one you bought in the first place.
DC055 People who think that because I’m a woman, I will make tea, wash up and hoover.
DC058 People who don’t indicate at roundabouts and it irritates me.
DC060 People who don’t thank me when I let them out of a junction, car park, shop door etc.
DC062 When Virgin have a broadband fault, just as I sit down for a day’s work (quite a regular occurrence).
DC065 People who park in disabled spots when they quite clearly aren’t disabled.
DC081 Oh NO, I’m late for my appointment in Chester!
DC085 What do you mean, you can’t give me an overdraft, I’ve been with this bank for 30 years!!! (Reply from the bank)
DC086 Why are they not returning my calls?
DC088 I get quite annoyed sometimes at the blatantly stupid statements and advertising aimed at manipulating us!
DC097 I’m feeling distant from my Partner, as the financial situation is really bad and I don’t know what to do.
DC099 My neighbours cows are poking their heads through my fence and it’s stressing me out!
DC100 The double standards of Austerity and the blatant spending of money frivolously, as portrayed on the TV and Media.
DC120 People who use a new cup each time they make tea and then put the dirty one in the sink and leave it.
DC123 I feel annoyed/upset when the house is always untidy – not enough hours in the day. (Living on my own)
DC143 I keep running over time with my appointments (with clients) and it feels like I’m working for nothing.


“Not only is our love for our children sometimes tinged with annoyance, discouragement, and disappointment, the same is true for the love our children feel for us.”
-Bruno Bettelheim