We’ve all had those days when we feel irritable. The littlest of things are ripe for conflict. We get into fights with our spouse and yell at our children. Our family, friends, and co-workers annoy us. Everything seems to be difficult and life in general feels miserable.
This unpleasant feeling is our body’s way of telling us that something is out of balance in our emotional, physiological, or relational life. Irritability can come from a variety of sources including fatigue, hunger, hormone imbalance, vitamin D deficiency, low-blood sugar, and emotional stress.
Most of the time we can turn our irritability around with some good self-care and nurturing. But sometimes irritability is trying to get our attention to take care of medical or emotional problems that need professional care. Here are some guidelines for keeping irritability at bay. Read the rest of this entry »