“It Is Hardly Possible To Build Anything If Frustration, Bitterness and a Mood Of Helplessness Prevail.”
Frustration is the one sneaky monster that sucks all your energy, steals your precious time, distracts you and eventually leads you to disappointment. We often find ourselves in a predicament when things don’t go our way. As time passes and we double our efforts to accomplish something, close on its heel is frustration when failure leaves us in the dust behind.
It’s completely natural to let out some frustration when you are stuck at some point in a task. It gives you the willpower to keep moving but allowing it to rule you is perhaps the biggest mistake. As you go around in circles trying to reach the end point, your energy slips through the cracks and that’s when you find yourself defeated.
So, are you ready to turn your day around? Following are three ways to overcome frustration at workplace and in life:
In order to prevent frustration from taking over your mind, you need to stay in the present. It’s in our human nature to go into the past when we face a hurdle in our current life. The dwelling then further proceeds into the future and that’s when you make mistakes.
Remaining in the present and calm is quite simple. A few deep breaths and your senses solely focused on the environment will help you realize that you are not the same person you were before. You have come too far and accomplished too much to let something destroy your confidence. You have learned from your past mistakes and this time around, believe in yourself that whatever you will put your mind to, you will accomplish it successfully. Try out a few breathing techniques such as take a deep breath in, hold it for 5 seconds and then exhale through your mouth. Do this at least 5 times and you feel yourself calming down.
Don’t dwell on what you don’t have but focus on what you have achieved so far and how it has made you the person you are now. Sometimes, we take the small blessings in our life for granted, which is why we don’t feel their absence until they are taken away from us. Think about how you achieved the position you are now at in the office, how this very job allows you to put food on the table and more. This will help you to get back to your task with renewed confidence.
Metamorphically speaking, don’t let the present moment slip through your hands. Now that you know how to focus on the positive side, ask yourself what frustrates you:
What small change will help me improve the predicament I am in?
There are hundreds of paths you can take to achieve your goal. Which one you choose is what matters. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd try might fail but until you have options, which you know you can handle, don’t give up! If you feel that you might have taken more than you can chew, then take a break and clear your mind. This small recharge will help you put things into perspective.
In order to identify what frustrates you, look at your trigger points. What is it that puts an immediate stop to whatever task you are doing? Identify it; find ways to eliminate it and then you will find that the block no longer stands in your way to your path to accomplishment.