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Post Ways to control irritation in school? - July 24th 2009, 03:50 AM

Well, my school starts back in a week, and I just realized a problem i'll have. I've been really moody lately. Particularly easily irritable and angry. I've always been really easily irritable, but i'm at an all time high right now. Really small things annoy me, such as someone's pencil moving fast while writing beside me. When I get irritated, niceness flys out the window. I could normally try not to be rude, but I haven't been able to do that lately. I could try just ignoring it, but I can't. Trust me, I try very hard. After 5 minutes or so of trying, though, I just snap. I once got irritated by one of my friend's singing, and snapped at her telling her that she needed to be quiet. Everytime she started to talk loudly or sing I would hiss, "Quiet. . ." I felt really bad after I realized what I did, but it's like I become a different person for that moment.
At home and friend's houses, I started just sitting/standing still and closing my eyes pretty much ridding of the things around me, but I can't do that during school. Specifically when i'm talking to someone or doing school work. So, what are some things I could do in school that would help me control it or ignore it? Any tips on handling my moodiness? Sorry if this isn't in the right section. I decided General would be best after reading through the description of other sections.


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Re: Ways to control irritation in school? - July 24th 2009, 04:30 AM

You may be able to come up with a lot of strategies if you determine why you seem to be so irritable. For example, maybe you're stressed? Or maybe you have a hard time concentrating on certain things and when someone does something that causes you to lose your focus you end up snapping at them?

I'd try to focus on the main thing you are occupied with at the time. Like, say you were having a conversation with a friend, and someone did something that would normally irritate you. Try to keep all of your focus on the conversation going on with a friend. If you're in the middle of class, focus on your assignment, or whatever the teacher may be talking about, and sort of block out all that you find irritating. It seems like you're putting too much focus on things that irritate you, so instead, it might help to try and keep most if not all of your focus on the things you would rather concentrate on, if that makes sense.

If you act like this because you're stressed, try to figure out all that's stressing you out. Of course school will add even more stress, but try to take a break from the things that may be stressing you out, and take the time to get away from the things that are stressing you out or the things that simply annoy you. If you're constantly surrounded by things or people that drive you up the wall, then if you have more quiet time and time by yourself away from those annoyances, you may react in a more decent way when something happens that could irritate you.

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Re: Ways to control irritation in school? - July 24th 2009, 04:57 AM

I really don't know what makes me so irritable in general. I've been like it since I was really little. It does cause me to lose my focus, a lot. When something irritates me, the only thing I can think to compare it to is someone yelling in your ear really loudly. It's not something I can ignore which is what usually makes me snap at them. I can't concentrate at all.
I got better at blocking it out last year because the guy that sat next to me purposely bothered and insulted me. The only reason I improved then was because I knew he would do it more if I asked him to stop or snapped. I never had the power to do it with other people though. He threw strong insults that inflicted damage so I couldn't have snapped at him if I wanted to.
I know that my moodiness/more irritability now is caused by a lot of things. I'm so close to hitting rock bottom right now when it comes to self esteem, confidence, or just what I think of myself in general. Then there's the fact that i'm struggling with some signs of anorexia (Not diagnosed. Not even full anorexia. Just bits and pieces) and criticizing myself whenever I eat. I've also been worrying about my best friend. So, basically, a whole lot of stress from things I pretty much lack control of.
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