Do you find it difficult to deal with frustration? How do you deal with frustration?
Sometimes we get frustrated when our goals did not work out the way we plan it. When we expect too much from others or even to ourselves and didn’t meet that expectations, we often become frustrated.
Frustration is an automated and common response that happens at whatever things turn out badly. These are the things that we didn’t expect and not according to our plans and we feel like running into a wall.
Do you feel like, you work hard and spend all your effort to meet your goals? But seems like nothing works out. Or you might feel stuck in a certain project but can not find your way out, then at the end of the day, you find yourself feeling angry and unhappy for not getting the result you want, no matter how hard you try.
Sometimes we feel like it’s difficult to deal with frustration about important matters, even simple matters. Or when feel less appreciated at work or even in a relationships makes us feel frustrated. We tried to fix things, but fail, get angry and frustrated.
When plans did not work out the way we want it, we end up being frustrated and tempted to give up, but is this the right thing to do?
Frustration seems part of life and we often have to deal with it, but there is no reason to give up. If your plan did not work out, it does not mean it will not work for the next try. Sometimes, we just have to keep trying and never give up on our dreams and goals.
Here are helpful tips on how to deal with frustrations and how you can overcome it. I hope these tips will inspire and motivate you on how to deal and overcome your frustration in whatever reason it might be.
1. Analyze the source of frustration
Before letting any negative feelings overwhelmed you, try to think what you did wrong, where you need to change and improve. Try to think clearly and use this to focus on what is the cause of your frustration. Once you find the source of frustration, you can find better ways to deal and manage your frustration effectively.
2. Take a break
Take a short break and stop what you are doing. Whenever you feel like exhausted in what you are doing. try to take a break and clear your mind. And it will help you to get back on track again.
Sometimes, when we leave what we are doing, and let go of our feeling of frustration and do something else, we see and understand things from a different point of view. This allows us to think differently and we see things and realized what we need to do.
When we try hard and did our best, but nothing seems to work, the best things to do is take a break and do something else that will occupy your mind in something positive.
3. Be Positive
You may find it hard to become positive in a difficult situation, but when you learn to let go of negative feelings, this will help you overcome and deal with frustration. Try to think of the things that you have done even it’s a small one, and it will give you a motivation and overcome your frustration.
4. Do Something Enjoyable
Do something that you enjoy and something that will help you feel relax. Try to do something fun that will help you stop beating yourself up mentally from your frustrating day.
Here are some enjoyable things that you can do to overcome frustration:
- Watch a comedy TV show or movies
- Go for a walk and take a deep breath
- Go out with friends
- Take a soak bath
- Read books
- Listen to inspirational and motivational podcast or music
- Play your favorite video games
- Play your favorite sports
- Smile and make new friends
- Get some exercise
- Write a journal
Whatever you choose to do something else, make sure you enjoy it and helps you overcome your frustration and motivate you to keep going.
5. Get Rid of Your Anger
Anger does not solve anything, and tends to add negative feelings. Try to find the reasons without being angry and learn how to improve your way of thinking in a calm way.
Sometimes, when we become frustrated, we also end up being angry and leads to unhappiness. Practice to get rid of your anger and it will help you manage your frustration in a more positive way. When we are angry, we can not think clearly, it’s easier to deal with frustration if we are more calm.
“Success is buried on the other side of frustration.” – Tony Robbins