Ever been grouchy? Sure! We all get grouchy from time to time. What can be done? Do we have to stay grouchy? No! Is there help for us? Yes! Today I’m going to cover this topic and find out how we can overcome our grouchy self.
What does “grouchy” mean? According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, being grouchy means “tending to complain about things : having a bad temper.” What? Really? Yes, that’s it, in a nutshell!
Complaining about things makes us grouchy. Constant complaining wears on us and everyone around us. I know I get tired of hearing people complain about everything. Especially those we’re around all the time, whether it be at work or at home. Being grouchy can also bring on health ailments. You may not realize it but being grouchy can affect your heart, your lungs, your stomach, as well as bring on other health issues.
What is a temper? The actual term is “temperament.” According to the dictionary, a temperament is “a person’s or animal’s nature, especially as it permanently affects their behavior.”
Having a bad temper makes us a grouchy person. Temper, temper, temper! A bad temper will affect our relationships with everyone we come into contact with. A bad temper also effects our health and well being. If you have a bad temper, do people actually want to be around you? No!
We CAN change! How?
First, find out your personality type. There are 4 types of temperament:
1) Sanguine (enthusiastic, active, and social)
2) Choleric (short-tempered, fast, and irritable)
3) Melancholic (analytical, wise, and quiet)
4) Phlegmatic (relaxed and peaceful)
Feel free to take a personality test: https://temperamenttest.org/en-us/temperament/ You could find out that you might be in 1 or all of the temperament categories.
Second, come to the realization that we can’t change our genetics; however, we can change our personality. Come to terms with yourself that you are grouchy or have a temper then you can make a change for the good.
Third, change your attitude! Keep track of your feelings, what’s making you feel this way? What can you do to change your attitude? Find those ways. Find what works for you. What works for me may not necessarily work for you. A good attitude can help.
Fourth, MAKE THE CHANGE! Take small steps, if needed. Talk to your “Higher Power.”
Best of luck in finding out your temperament and making the change! You can do it! I have confidence in you!
Sources: Merriam-Webster Dictionary