I used to get a bit crabby when something was gnawing at me. When my mind is preoccupied and my focus is not where it should be I get a bit anxious and sometimes that might appear to be a bit crabby.
One of the problems being human is having a mind. Especially when that mind tends to wander. My mind often wants to be anyplace but where it is. It wants to go chasing after shiny things. I know my mind is like that. I've had problems with concentration my whole life.
So what have I done about it.
I've worked on my focus by reading, painting and drawing.
I concentrate on sticking with things until they're finished. Sticking with things till their finished is very important.
Sometimes I time-box things to make it more palatable. I can do something for 1/2 hour when thinking about continuing for 2 hours may be daunting.
I like to set little mini goals to get things accomplished. I can be totally absorbed with mini goals.
I find if I'm truly involved in mind, body and soul there is no room for anything else.
Focus is a great gift. For some people it comes naturally. It's not something that's come naturally to me. It's something I've worked on all my life. I continue to work on it to this day.
Focus is one of the ways I avoid being crabby. Focus lets you live in the moment and not wander off to the next thing until first thing is finished.
We really have no right to be crabby. It does no good to whinge about it. Find focus and shake off crabbiness.
Here's my rendition of a crab. Enjoy!