My question is around irritation. I wonder how to move out of irritation, especially when talking with my teenaged daughter? I don’t like how I show up when I am irritated and I don’t feel like it’s useful for our conversation. When I try to shift out of it too quickly, I become irritated with myself for not being successful. Sometimes I attribute it to hormones, but that doesn’t seem to be helpful. Sometimes I think, “I am irritated, and that’s ok”, which also doesn’t seem to help. I spend a lot of time thinking about why I am irritated (what thoughts are causing me to be irritated), and that seems to lead to more irritation when I can’t figure it out and I “spin” around in my own thoughts. Any suggestions?
Thank you!!