Life is full of frustrations. From the minor irritations of losing the major anxieties of continued failure towards a goal, frustration is not a pleasant emotion in any magnitude. Because of the unpleasantness of this emotion, people will often avoid anything that might lead to it. Being able to manage frustrations allow us to remain happy and positive even in trying circumstances.
A good question to ask yourself is how well you handle frustration. Do you see it as a challenge to overcome, and an opportunity for growth? Or do you yell and scream and hope someone comes to your rescue?
Next time you start to feel that anger or anxiety building, try to stop and think for a minute. Are you trying to blame something or someone else for your feelings? Do you find yourself reaching for food or substances to make those feelings go away?
If you are a person that doesn’t handle frustration well, maybe it’s time to turn the corner. Don’t see this as an opportunity to have someone meet your needs, but find a way to meet them for yourself. Or maybe the feeling of need isn’t even worth trusting in that moment? Feel the struggle for all it’s worth, and find a new way to overcome it. You will gain confidence, and those nerve cells might even start buzzing with excitement again to face the next challenge to come your way.
Reward your actions, not just your results and remember to gain a little perspective when you begin to feel overwhelmed. Don’t let your frustrations prevent you from setting goals and living your life to the maximum.