I don’t know why but I’ve been feeling a bit cranky for the last couple of days; nothing major just low-level grumpiness. It’s the type of crankiness that makes me feel annoyed with everyone whether they’ve done anything irritating or not. ‘Yep, rational right!?’ It’s the type of grouchiness which means that instead of smiling and clicking the like symbol on innocuous selfies on Facebook, I am likely to fume with resentment at the portrayal of fake perfect lives “They’ll be bragging about having lunch with the Dalai Lama, or at the very least Nigella in their next post.” It’s the type of grumpiness where if Annie, Betsy and Mick were with me right now they’d be exchanging secret ‘don’t annoy your mother’ glances, as they make sure that the washing up has been done and the towels picked up from bedroom floors. The type of crotchetyness (sp) when Mick retreats to the gym or goes out on his bike, knowing that he can neither say nor do anything right!
I’m not a particular fan of my grumpy self, (it doesn’t help or change anything) so this morning, after allowing myself to indulge it for a couple of days, I have given myself a stern talking to. It is time to try and switch that half empty glass of water I keep next to my bed into a half full one.
How to Stop Being Cranky
How to Stop Being Grumpy
So they are my tips for being less cranky and grumpy. If they don’t work then I guess it is necessary to dig a bit deeper in order to deal with the underlying causes, but it’s definitely worth giving a try. If nothing else you’ll get a few jobs ticked off and be reminded of reasons to be cheerful.
What do you do when you're in a crotchety mood?