I know that I become easily enraged and usually over something so insignificant, I often wonder why it made me angry in the first place. I road rage, I flip my lid whenever my boyfriend says something I find disagreeable, and I get infuriated at the least little thing the animals do, whether it’s one of the cats puking up a hairball, or one of the dogs barking too much. I try to calm myself down but before I know it, I am flying off the handle for no true reason and afterwards I always feel like a rotten bitch.
My untreated bipolar disorder is partly to blame but I don’t think it’s wholly the issue. There is some other deep, underlying problem I am suffering from that causes my ire. I was told by a therapist that my constant insomnia is probably to blame, and that may be true. Yet I believe there’s something else that is bothering me, and I hope to learn what it is when the date of my doctor’s appointment finally is here. I really need to be on some type of medication because my coping skills are sorely lacking.
- Learning to think before you speak
- Getting some exercise
- Taking a timeout
- Using humor to release your tension
- Practicing relaxation skills
- Using ‘I’ statements to avoid blame
- Being forgiving
- Better communication
- Changing your environment
- Problem solving