Eight Ways to Deal with Frustration

Frustration – 8 Ways to Deal With It
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchill

happy-young-womanThe emotion you’re feeling is Frustration.
All you know is that you seem to be stuck and no matter how hard you try you don’t seem to get anywhere. Sound familiar? Before you say “I quit’ or “give up,” consider 8 ways to BLAST THROUGH FRUSTRATION.

1. Ask Yourself, “What Is Working in This Situation?”
By asking this question, you’ve taken yourself out of the negative mindset of “it’s hopeless” and are back to focusing on the positive.

2. Keep an Accomplishments Log
Consider using a monthly format. If you realize there’s not much on the list, you may realize you are procrastinating or using too much of your energy in too many directions and you need to focus.

3. Focus On What You Want to Happen
Go back to the big picture. What is the desired outcome? Ask yourself the following questions:
What do you want to happen differently this time? and What do you need to do in order to get there?

4. Remove the “Noise” and Simplify
Simplify and go back to the basics. Determine what is really necessary and remove everything else. Anything that takes your time and effort that isn’t adding value, should be eliminated.

5. Multiple Solutions
You always have options. Brainstorm. Come up with 8 possible options to what you’re dealing with. Figure out the best direction and go for it.

6. Take Action
When you get into serious frustration with a problem, you tend not to want to work on it. You may also spend a lot of time worrying. Worrying is a definite waste of energy and does not move you in a forward direction.

7. Visualize a Positive Outcome to the Situation
You can get stuck on focusing on what you don’t want to happen or fearing the absolute worst thing that could happen. The top athletes of the world will imagine themselves competing flawlessly over and over again.

8. Stay Positive
Taking a break and remembering to keep your sense of humor can help. A positive mind is far more open to solutions and answers than a negative one. 

Article by Catherine Pratt from www.Life-With-Confidence.com

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