Many people are short-tempered. They have outbursts of emotions, especially when under stress. I am one of those people. Think I must have inherited it from my dad. If you think you are short-tempered, then try these three steps for three days. Review, and then follow through until the end of the week. Go on for another 3 days, and then pause, and reflect on the way you have dealt with your anger. The process should continue until at least 3 months. With God's will, I believe you will be a calmer person from then onwards. I'm only in my first week. HaHa!
1) Start by listing down the things that often spark anger in you.
Eg: clutter in the house (yes, mommies, don't they just get on your nerves?), incompleted task by a colleague/ sub-ordinate (those working), ruthless drivers (KL drivers for sure).
Eg: Sit down calmly, leave the room to a more 'peaceful' atmosphere, take a deep breathe and have a sip of drink, smile, perform your ablution(Muslims) or wash your face.
Eg: a walk round the block, window-shopping, or out to the movies.
Most importantly, you need to keep a record of your emotions and your surroundings. For women, is it the time of month? I have noticed that I get easily irritated during that time of month. Oh, dear. Does it have anything to do with the food you consume? Keep a diary or journal, and better still, keep a CHECKLIST!
(ps: If you're really interested, leave me your email add and I'll send you a copy of the checklist)