This was written on a PsychCentral.com blog by Chato B. Stewart:
Ever wonder how many people living with bipolar disorder, live with anger and rage issues? I know for myself, I had the proverbial “Short Fuse” in my past.
Yet, having such a short line to my anger and rage caused me more stress, and less productivity. Being angry all the time, I truly believe, it has shorten my life!
What has helped me the most is the simplest of all techniques. This could be based on the concept of Dr. Richard Carlson, Ph.D, he was the “foremost expert on happiness and stress reduction.” If you don’t know him by name you, surely must of heard of his book, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and It’s All Small Stuff.”.
I am actively trying to let things go that don’t really matter… I wish I could say I do this ALL the time. It is a work in progress for the last 10 years or so… NOW instead of getting full of anger and rage, I am getting frustrated, and I take out my frustrations constructively with positive coping tools.
More on this article @ http://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2015/07/does-bipolar-disorder-give-you-a-short-fuse/