4 tips to deal with frustration

Have you ever started your day feeling energized and ready to go only to be faced with adversity, frustrations and aggravations!?


Here are a few things that you might want to try and do that may help:

  1. Breathe!
    • I can’t say it enough, breathing can really make a difference in how tense you are, so take a second, take a couple deep breathes, re-center yourself and shake off some of that un-needed tension.
  2. Don’t take it personally!
    • Will it matter in 5 hours? 5 days? More often than not, whatever happens has little to nothing to do with you, so try and remember that. Plus, as soon as you take yourself out of the equation, it is a lot easier to brainstorm and be effective in dealing with whatever the situation is.
  3. Take a different approach, it’s in the past!
    • Move on from where you are and see the silver lining. Stop brooding over what happened, it’s in the past and see the positive of the situation. Maybe starting to think on the following answers:
      • What do I want to happen differently next time?
      • What do I need to do in order to get there?
  4. This too will pass!
    • Remember that this is just an emotion and feeling, and if a few minutes, it will change too.




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  1. I liked that you pointed out that you should take a deep breath. It seems like a good idea to know what will help you stay calm during counseling. After all, it does seem like a good thing to let the counselor know if you are getting frustrated. That way, they can help you calm down.

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