Have you ever felt upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something? There’s this emotional response to oppositions as regarding an individual will, fulfillments and goals. The astonishing fact about this feeling is that when it is allowed to take its course, it also has the capacity to serve as prevention to progress, success and fulfillments. This state of the mind is what we call FRUSTRATION.
Yes! Frustration. I’m sure it’s no new word because at some point in our lives, we have experienced this, probably as a result of a particular situation or a person’s behavior. And when you are frustrated, you must know that your emotions at this point sends out an agitated energy that only serves to block the desires of your heart. Frustration can take so much from an individual because it sucks much energy from you; it distracts you and even steals a reasonable amount of your time. After all the ranting associated with it and when your emotions seems to have calm down, you tend to regret any action that might have occurred during that period of frustration.
Only few people who have examined themselves at those seemingly unbearable moments of frustration can cope with it. These set of people have channeled the energy of frustration to produce positivity in new ideas that keeps them going until they reach their goals.However, when you discover that you keep going in circles and you just get mad or your mind is foggy while the days are slipping through your, then you must take a step to deal with frustrations and its re-occurrence. There might not be a universal formula to deal with frustration because as individuals we are different in various forms, and what can trigger your emotion wouldn’t trigger mine. But one thing is certain “FRUSTRATION TENDS TO PREVAIL FROM A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING”. If you are quick to give-in/give-up or get out of control whenever things are not “going well”, be rest assured that frustration would become an attachment to you.
Coping with frustration is all about recognizing the source that trigger the feeling and apply proper techniques to choose a different emotional response; that is why as individuals, you must know what suits you best. You’ve got all it takes to live a victorious life, so don’t allow circumstances or individuals around you to determine your state of mind. Keep check on yourself regularly, view oppositions as hurdles that must be jumped, develop healthy living habit, broaden your perspective about life, spend time/ associate with people of vision and purpose, keep record of your achievements and encourage yourself with them, fight procrastination, improve on your communication skills with others (even if you are an introvert, you must learn to break from that shackles), appreciate your efforts. These and lots more are probably anti-dotes to overcoming the frustrated you.
Remember; LIFE’S FULL OF LIVING, SO LIVE IT OR YOU’RE BETTER OFF DEAD.
Author: Emmanuel Eneojo Samuel
Eneojo Emmanuel, a computer engineer by training, an educationalist with passion and a writer. I find great advantage in travelling, reading and writing. As humans, at some point in life we can get to a cross road and it’s not uncommon for our lives to be unravelled. Hence, my greatest passion is to use my abilities and writings to bring to the consciousness of people that they have a say over their lives and we do not allow circumstances define who we are. I believe there’s a greatness in everyone.