124 I2 Negative Emotion – Irritation



Feeling annoyed, impatient, or angry

Practical Tips

  1. Look at the situation in a less judgemental fashion.
  2. Your tolerance level is determined by your attitude and mood, consider you may be over reacting.
  3. Decide to be patient in chosen circumstances.
  4. Use your irritation as a signal to move on, let go or do something else instead.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I can choose to let the irritation go, inspect my expectations and access accordingly.


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

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Irritation is when I don’t appreciate things don’t always go to plan.

Example Challenges

DC002 Too many Cold Calls on the telephone
DC020 I’m sat at home and my mobile phone has stopped working.
DC021 Internet gone down and I can’t access Facebook!! ARRG!!!
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.
DC060 People who don’t thank me when I let them out of a junction, car park, shop door etc.
DC061 Cars that drive dangerously on the motorway (which covers undertaking, weaving between lanes and driving too close).
DC062 When Virgin have a broadband fault, just as I sit down for a day’s work (quite a regular occurrence).
DC063 People who text, then text again 5 minutes later and keep doing it until you reply (don’t people realise you may be unavailable or driving)!
DC064 Text speak or dreadful grammar on Facebook.
DC133 My grandchildren want to come round and visit me….my Son also wants to come, but I’d rather see them on there own.


“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
-Carl Gustav Jung