Engaging in daily meditation has helped me:
- deal with situations and people that used to frustrate or anger me
- be more productive
- be more aware
Having less going on in my mind—and fewer things lingering around in my mind—has made it easy for me to more fully understand situations and people.
Most of the time, whatever people are doing or saying to you, I have found, has nothing (or very little) to do with you and is actually just a build-up on their part... Built up anger, built up frustration, etc. All these things make it easy for them to "snap".
People who have a lot of this "build up" need distractions. Why? To distract them from making peace with whatever is bothering them.
Distractions are great, but they don't solve any problem—they keep you looking the other way. They keep your productivity down because they make it harder to think.
Does anyone make you feel uneasy? Last time you were stuck in traffic, did you get mad? Why did you really get mad?
Stress is the best thing for absolutely no one. Do yourself a favor and sort it out. You will become more calm, more aware, and more productive and successful!