You get cut off in traffic.
You lay on the horn.
You grumble about how rude people are.
Your mood is ruined.
That’s one option.
I had a therapist who told me I should try “assuming benevolence.”
Don’t assume people are out to get you. Most aren’t even thinking about you.
Assume they had a good reason.
Maybe they were rushing someone to the hospital when they cut you off.
Assuming benevolence reduces your stress.
You’ll be less upset at someone who is rushing someone to the hospital.
The person’s actual reasons aren’t important. Your response is.
I know when I do this I feel less stress.
Try it. I’m sure you will, too