Frustration and How to Reduce ItApr 24, 2023
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Frustration. That irritation that arises from the inability to change or achieve something. We all experience this strong emotion in our lives. Countless circumstances or people can trigger it–even on a daily basis. But perhaps the biggest issue with frustration lies not in the existence of it but in what it does to us internally.
In this episode, I dive into the messy realm of frustration. When faced with frustrations, we may feel stressed, powerless, helpless or even like a victim. This is simply because we cannot always control situations, and we certainly cannot control the actions of others. We can only influence them. This is why I believe it’s extremely empowering to redirect our energy to what we can control: our thoughts as we process frustrations. And, in doing so, we can reduce it.
“Feeling frustrated does not help us to be more efficient, to get things done, to make changes, or to stress less... It doesn’t let us see where we do have control or autonomy or the ability to affect change… We feel helpless, and maybe at someone else’s mercy, or the victim of circumstances.” – Dr. Sara Dill
What You’ll Learn
- Why we’re frequently frustrated
- Key feature of burnout
- How frustration can rob us
- Normal interpretations and reactions
- 5 ways to reduce frustration
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