Why Am I So Irritable? MI Anger Management Therapy

causes of irritability

Do you feel constantly irritable throughout the day? Do you wish that you could be in a better mood? There are many reasons why you may feel short-tempered, and most of them are easy to change or control. The anger management tips below will help you understand why you’re irritable and what you can do to improve your situation.

Lack Of Sleep

Your body needs rest to process thoughts, memories, stress and emotions from the day. If you are not getting solid rest at night, you may feel irritable the next day. That’s because your mind hasn’t had a chance to sort through stress and issues from before. Any new obstacle that arises seems more overwhelming than it actually is.

Try to maintain a consistent sleeping schedule, allowing for at least 6 hours of solid rest at night. If you have a medical condition like sleep apnea that doesn’t allow you to rest soundly at night, consult with your doctor about treatment options.

Attention Disorders

ADD, ADHD and other attention disorder can cause a person to be irritable out of pure frustration. With these conditions, it can be difficult to focus and complete tasks. This can create problems at work, at school, and at home, depending on where a person’s responsibilities lie. Thankfully, there are counseling programs available to help people with ADD and ADHD improve their focus and adjust to their brain’s way of thinking.

Anxiety And Depression

Anxiety and depression can impact a person’s ability to socialize and handle obstacles throughout the day. Someone with mild depression can complete day to day tasks, but they may come across as pessimistic or “moody.” This will affect the way other people interact with them, which will ultimately result in a snappy response.

Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers in Michigan offers specialized counseling programs for depression, anxiety, and other conditions. Contact our office to schedule a confidential appointment, and we will set you up with the best counselor or therapist for your needs.

Unprocessed Emotions

Your irritability may come from unprocessed emotions – feelings that you’ve bottled up or thrown on the backburner because you simply didn’t have time to deal with them. We’ve had patients in our grief counseling programs wait more than a decade to process grief after a loved one died. Once they worked with a counselor to understand their thoughts and feelings, they were able to significantly improve their relationships with other people.

Don’t let the past stop you from living a happy life today. Talk to Perspectives Of Troy Counseling Centers in Michigan to get the help you need to move forward and grow.