Tips to managing irritations in relationships and reducing anxiety
The Coronavirus restrictions have led to big changes in the way we live our everyday lives. Self-isolation, social distancing and financial concerns have places added pressure and stress on relationships and marriages.
Here are some useful tips to manage irritations in relationships:
- It is not a diaster and neither is it the end of the world to find someone irritating when you are over exposed to them.
- Irritations are often a sign for more space. Find some space in your home and ask for the space at certain times during the day.
- Calm down, try get your perspective back and recentre yourself.
- Find other things to do. For example, exercise, read a book and communicate with your friends.
- If the irritations are strong and constant, this may mean there is issue beneath the surface that have been bugging you about someone for a while and have now become more obvious. When communicating with someone on any issues, use non-blame language and say “I” rather than “you”.
- Think positively and focus on the good qualities of people.
- Spend time with the person who is irritating you in a positive way. This will lower the irritations.