Today was busy, but not overwhelmingly so. Throughout the day, the one thing that seemed to creep up numerous times today was irritability, most particularly with my seven year old daughter. (Why the hell does it feel like she's acting like she's 13?!)
My life is awesome. I don't feel particularly stressed about anything really. But I am susceptible to monthly hormonal tornadoes. I am also about to travel for my mother-in-law's memorial service.
Regardless of cause/trigger, I want to keep this irritability in check. Correction. I WILL keep my irritability in check. The last thing I want to do is be irritable with my in-laws. This is a difficult time for everyone, but especially them. I'm just hoping I can pinpoint what the trigger is so that I can stop it or at least figure out how to mitigate it.
I noticed something interesting while writing this post. I recalled blogging about irritability just recently. I checked my history, and hell, it was just Friday! (Another nod toward hormonal trigger.) And while I was singing the praises of consciousness on Friday and how I was able to manage my outside voice, I didn't have as much control today. Know what that means? I'm effing human. Good and not-so-good days. Hence, I'm actively practicing.
I expect my posts to be light for the coming days given need to be with and support family.
Be open to what comes.