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3 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Frustrated

It’s creeping back, that cloud of feeling frustrated by lots of little things. Rather than being angry I seem more upset. It’s as if working myself up to be annoyed is too much so I just cry and wish people would hold back. Why’s it so difficult for people to do that? Unfortunately we all know that’s not the case. Everybody has to comment on something and it’s so bloody annoying. But life is sometimes, isn’t it?

I’m listening to ‘September Song’ by JP Cooper to chill me out and I think it’s working you know it’s led me to write this blog. Listening to music and blogging really relaxes me. It’s quite therapeutic actually. As amazing as it would be to live a life which isn’t surrounded by judgements and assumptions, the reality is that, there always going to be there.

Throughout any kind of frustration in your life remember these 3 things:

1. Don’t take it out on the wrong person

You can let your emotions get the best of you. Rather than letting the ones who love you and care listen, you take your frustration out on them. Don’t worry, it’s something we’ve all done at some point. Once you realise that you’re hurting the wrong person, you find other ways to revert back to the happier version of yourself before you worried about what anybody says.

2. Just keep being you and do what makes you happy

Okay so now I’m listening to ‘Who You Are’ by Jessie J. She tells us that it’s okay not to be okay. But throughout anything, it’s important to “be true to who you are”. Let’s not allow others ruin our happiness. If you’ve got something good going for you, be proud and keep moving forward. Nothing and no one is perfect but you can have your own kind of perfect. And you deserve to be happy so keep at it.

3. Sometimes it’s best to be in your own company

Listen to music, go for a walk, watch a nice or funny film, find something that works for you. The worst thing you can do though, is to be alone and sit in complete silence in a bundle of worrying thoughts. Find something to concentrate on or something to distract you from feeling frustrated. And yes you guessed it, music and blogging helps with on this one as well.

It can drain you to the point where you become so upset so it’s important to find the things that work for you.ย What are the 3 things that help you when you’re feeling frustrated?

28 thoughts on “3 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Frustrated

  1. I don’t think it’s good to continually focus only on your own happiness. However, I do agree that you can’t let others ruin your happiness. I think it’s best to think about it as the more happiness you give away the more you will have for yourself. Sometimes when I’m having a frustrating day I will go buy flowers and hand deliver them to someone unsuspecting, baristas, school sectaries, day care workers, even gas attendants. When you see the big smiles and their eyes light up because of your kindness it make all the frustrating things fade away.

  2. I totally agree. It’s so easy to take it out on an unexpecting person but music definitely helps calm me down and helps me think more clearly. Great post!

  3. Natasha this post was timely for me. I was just feeling a bit frustrated not that I took it out on others but I became distant from my family. You’re right, taking time to do something to lift your spirits like listening to music, watching a film or blogging is so good to take away distractions. Hey we have the same taste in music, JP Cooper and Jessie J are some of the best musicians I’ve ever heard ๐Ÿ™‚

    Natonya |

  4. Love this post thank you for sharing. Self care is really important and alone time. Sometimes life just gets too overwhelming that you need to getaway from it all and regain yourself by doing what makes you happy and knowing that everything will be okay as long as it is all under your control.

    Kaye –

  5. Great advice to help fight back the dark clouds, unfortunately we are headed into the time of year where it affects more people.

  6. I love this post! I think that I do these things already, especially #3 because I don’t want to yell at anyone or anything, you know? I love to listen to music when I’m not feeling my best. I also like to read and write ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Thanks for these tips! I usually find myself taking out on people too and try to stay in my own company! Itโ€™s difficult to do, but itโ€™s the mature thing to do! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome – thank you for reading. The more we try, the better we can get at staying in our own company. Or we can talk to people who care about us without letting too much anger out as if it’s towards them. Have a lovely evening!

  8. I really enjoyed this read! These points are so TRUE.!!! I feel you with the music, it is the best way to just zone out and be inspired!

  9. This is a great post! I’m feeling frustrated and stressed out by lots of little things right now. It seems like I can’t get my To Do list under control. All I want is a little me time – but I don’t think I could even sit still long enough to watch a movie or a TV show without feeling like I needed to get up and do something…maybe I need to take a personal day…

    When work stresses me out I like to light a scented candle. I have a lovely, lavender scented candle burning right now, and it’s helping me stay focused and feel a little less stressed.

    1. Don’t pressure yourself too much. Maybe you need to extend your deadlines? I agree – maybe a day dedicated to doing all of the things that make you happy and relaxed is exactly what you need. It’s nice to hear that you’ve found something that works well for you when it comes to staying focused ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Such a great post! I often listen to music when I’m feeling frustrated or upset, I also tend to write my feelings down, almost like a blog post. I feel like Who you are by Jessie J is one of the best songs to listen to when you’re feeling like this, such a great song to make anyone believe in themselves! Loved reading this xx

    Elin |

    1. I do the exact same thing (writing my feelings down in a blog post). Sometimes, it’s like my own little rant. Then I realise I’ve found a topic to delve further into. Thank you for reading, Elin ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. These are excellent pieces of advice! Never stop being you – I think point 3 is particularly important, I always used to feel guilty for taking some ‘me time’ but I’m learning to accept this is OK now ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I love this and itโ€™s so important to have tips like this for dealing with it. Which of these would you say you use most?

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