3 Ways to Manage Frustration in Everyday Life
By Genevieve Cunningham
Everyone knows that life can be frustrating. From the time that we're little, we grasp the depths of frustration in life. We get frustrated and scream when we can't make a toy work. As we get older, we get frustrated at our grades or at work situations. As we grow our families, we may get frustrated with others. It's a completely natural response. But it's also something that we have to learn to control. If we don't, it can have lasting consequences on our behavior, and therefore our life. If you need help learning to manage some of the frustrations in life, take a look at these tips for getting this deep emotion under control.
Learn Deep Breathing Exercise
Deep breathing goes a long way. It calms the heart, the nerves, and the mind. Deep breathing is really easy to do too. You can learn through a meditation teacher, a yoga teacher, or even through a quick video on the internet. Be intentional about your deep breathing, and you may be able to keep your frustration under control.
Do High Intensity Exercise
When frustration seems to be getting the best of you, try getting in some high intensity exercise. This forces the stress that you feel from your mind to your body, and in turn creates a place to vent that frustration. Good exercises that serve this purpose might include running, boxing, interval training, weightlifting, or any sort of power class. And as a bonus, this form of frustration management will also help you get in incredible shape.
Let Go of Some Responsibilities
We tend to get more frustrated more quickly when we have too much on our plate. If this is you, let some things go. Don't add more to your schedule and eliminate where you can. If you can't let go, then just learn to delegate. This frees up some stress, some head space, and allows you the energy you need to deal with your emotions.
Frustration is normal. It's something that everyone of every age has to deal with. The key is to learn how to deal with it in a positive and productive way. Use these tips to manage your frustration and to improve your life for years to come.
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