Join the bitchfest in this episode, as Jamie, Lucy & Avery discuss the experiences of irritability, anger, and rage which are common emotions in midlife. We talk about all of the contributing factors during this period of life which can contribute to this hot emotional climate such as hormones, physical shifts, life transitions and stressors, and imbalances in relationships. We discuss messages that women have received regarding the feeling and expression of anger such as women are supposed to be “nice” and anger is “scary and to be feared.” We talk about the variability of irritability and share some of the recent things that have gotten under our skin. We also offer up some tips on managing irritability and anger.
Do Try This At Home:
It’s important to acknowledge and name whatever emotional state in which you might find yourself.
Try anything to self-soothe, as long as it’s legal and helpful. Do you know what comforts you when you’re irritated? Do you see it, wear it, ingest it, smell it, or listen to it?
Talk to those in your social support system who are good listeners and can offer validation.
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The Badass Rebellion: Helping women upgrade their midlife from bleak to badass