I am in a period of extended irritation.
There are things that irritate me but they go away in seconds. After some deep breathing the feeling of irritation dissipate fast. There are things that hurt me so bad that it takes hours, days, weeks to forget but I still manage to shrug them off. But there are things that hit a sensitive nerve and the irritation goes on an extended vacation in my consciousness that no amount of deep-breathing makes it go away. And the more I try to curtail the negative emotion the more it lingers and goes on a prolonged mode.