It helps me to just mentally acknowledge that I am in an irritable and sometimes irrational state and remove myself from the situation or push myself into a better mood. Somehow just acknowledging that it MS impacting me again and it is not the “real me” helps me.
I kind of sit back and “recenter” on what is important. Being irritable with a sales person or telemarketer that is just being pushy is, I think, standard practice ;-0 but when it is with someone you have or need a relationship with I need to take a deep breathe (mentally), put on a smile and be the “real me”. Some days that is really hard.