“To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles.” ― T.F. Hodge

How to Deal With Frustration?

“This is so frustrating!”

If you say that more often than you would like, then you must do something about it.

We all know the feeling of frustration and it is not a single bit pleasing. We get frustrated over several things and in worse situations, if all of them happen together then hell breaks loose. We are frustrated when we are falling short to meet our goals or when someone else is failing to meet the needs. In short, things are simply not working out and in worse situations, we might not even know why.

This feeling of frustration is a weird blend of stress and anger that makes us emotionally active and we react to things that would have never affected us otherwise. If you are frustrated, it not only drains you out but also has a negative effect on the people around you. And in the middle of this suffering, if someone tells you to calm down or to introspect over the reasons which lead to your frustration, it might simply get on your nerves. Even though recognizing the sources that trigger your frustration is a great way to cope up with it, in some situations it just gets impossible.

So, if you find yourself to be stressed out, less patient, more emotional, and in a nutshell, you describe the whole feeling as frustration then you should try some of the below 14 ways to get rid of your frustration quickly.

  1. Cry. Life gets rough sometimes and a good cry is all that you need to feel better. Let it all out with a healthy cry.

Once you are back to normal and have relaxed, zoom out from the situation and try to look at it from different perspectives. It will make you realize if there were ways in which you could have avoided the frustration altogether. And if there were, then make a note of them so that the same reason does not get you frustrated once again, because who likes to be the nasty person people like to stay away from. And if things still haven’t improved then bookmark this article and revisit it when you are frustrated again.

Suggested Reading!

1. Overcoming Life’s Disappointments: Learning from Moses How to Cope with Frustration

2. In Control: No More Snapping at Your Family, Sulking at Work, Steaming in the Grocery Line, Seething in Meetings, Stuffing your Frustration

3. Propelled: How Boredom, Frustration, and Anticipation Lead Us to the Good Life

4. Unfuck Your Anger: Using Science to Understand Frustration, Rage, and Forgiveness (5-Minute Therapy)

5. The Frustrated Leader: Using Frustration To Accomplish Your Vision

6. The Anger Trap: Free Yourself from the Frustrations that Sabotage Your Life

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