When you do find yourself in the thick of things, be aware of how you may be affected by those around you. Are you feeling stressed or is it the feelings of other members of the herd? I used to call myself the black sheep of the family because my life was very different. One day, a friend told me, “No, you are the rainbow sheep!”. Be the rainbow sheep of the flock by taking your own path. If you’re feeling irritated then that is your cue to come back to your own thoughts and feelings. Thinking of what you are grateful for is a good change of tack. A smile, even a fake one, helps to change your mindset too. Change takes time. And that’s ok — keep trying your best.