Frustration is part of life. Many a times, things don’t workout as planned. We face unexpected bottlenecks and unsupportive behaviours. We can’t do much about events that bring us frustration but we can certainly work on our response to these events. People have different strategies to handle frustration. A lady once told me that all she does is to pick up the phone and speak to a close friend. “ Once I take out all that is bothering me, I feel light and better. Moreover, such a conversation helps me appreciate the situation in a new perspective.” Some people listen to music, go for a walk/exercise or watch a film. In my case, I turn to writing. Once I finish a piece, I get a lot of positive energy that helps me overcome the frustrating experience and develop my response. So, there are different ways to deal with frustrations. There is no one-size-fit-all formula. We need to find out what works for us.
It is important to find our approach to handling frustation. In the absence of it, we end up taking our frustation on people close to us – our children, families, friends or colleagues. This is terrible. We all would like to avoid such situaitons. We hurt our well wishers as well as ourselves, and repent later. Let’s hope we can find our ways to handling frustation, and staying positive.. Sharing of experiences by readers is most welcome.
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