In closing, additional takeaways come from columnist Debi Wilson. In her piece, “Calming the Cranky Beast That’s Irritability,” she offers tips from a “Psychology Today” article by Guy Winch, PhD.
Think about what happened before you became verbally irritated; this makes you better able to deal with it. Keeping track of these ‘triggers’ can help you identify what your weak points are (such as being tired, hungry, etc.) so you can lesson future episodes by eliminating those provokers as much as possible.