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Top 5 Steps to Controlling Your Frustration

Frustration can come up when certain things don’t go your way.

You can also commonly get frustrated when you want something but don’t know the right steps to get it.

So, if you can find a way of understanding the frustration, you can use it to your full advantage.

Here are some steps to achieving this.

  1. No expectations

If you expect success or a certain end result, then you will be setting yourself up for disappointment.

Instead, try and go into every situation as a learning experience, whether it is positive or negative.

If it works out, great! But if not, don’t feel down about it. You can pick yourself up, brush it off and try again.

  1. Don’t dwell on the past.

When you find yourself having to start something all over again, it can be easy to best yourself up about it and keep replaying your failure over and over again. But remember, there is nothing you can do about the past.

Instead of trying to gain control of what had already been, look to create a new way of relating to that situation should it happen again.

  1. Make a change.

This may sound difficult but making a change doesn’t mean stopping those feelings altogether. Use them to make sure that you never have to be in that situation again.

For example, start telling people that what they are doing is making you feel a certain way or try to stop doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results.

  1. Achieve something.

An example of this is that I use excessive feelings to motivate me to do YouTube videos or go to the gym. Now when I feel frustrated I associate that feeling with doing something productive.

So when you feel frustrated, get to know what you can do to expel it.

  1. Have fun

The reason you feel frustrated is that there is no enjoyment in a certain situation. This leaks into all areas of your life.

So, as soon as you start having fun then you will find the frustration won’t feel so big and scary.

Sure, it will still be there but you will have control over it so that it doesn’t take over all of your thoughts and feelings.

Remember that frustration is encouraging you to take action with something.

Rather than just pushing the feeling away, start using it to better your life.

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