How To Deal With Frustration


There are three simple easy steps to deal with frustration.

If you’re frustrated and you’re working on your computer, you can throw it out the window and see how far it will travel.

Or you can wrap your hand up in a towel and you can punch the screen and see how far your hand can travel through the screen.

Or you can just jump up and down and stomp all over.

If you’re driving and somebody cuts you off, well that’s simple.

You can ram their car.

Or you can bring a dozen eggs in your car and literally roll down the window and hit them with it.

If you’re walking down the street and one of those self-absorbed iPhone addicts are coming directly at you, well that’s the easiest way to get rid of that frustration.  All you’ve got to do is walk straight into them and watch their iPhone, their precious love, precious security blanket, go tumbling up in the air and fall to the ground.

You can then look at them and snicker, and laugh, and think to yourself ah-hah.

Maybe next time you’ll pay attention.

You’ve gone on a date, and you’re not happy, and you’re frustrated, you can just spill a drink in their face.

The above will never work. You know that, I know that.

As rational people, we need to monitor our irrational thoughts.  When we monitor our irrational thoughts, we no longer will feel the need to throw a drink in someone’s face.

Walk into somebody and knock their iPhone down. We’ll realize that a frustrating moment is just that, a quick blip. It’s a quick moment in a day.

It doesn’t define your entire day. It doesn’t defy your entire week. It’s all part of life. It’s all part of where we are, who we are as people, and how we need to coexist with one another on this planet.

The next time you feel frustration and anger, take a deep, deep, deep breath.

Breathe deep.

Breathe in, breathe out, breathe deep.

Let it out. Blow the stress out.

Blow the frustration out, and just realize life will consistently give you frustrating moments.
It’s how we handle them, define them, and it’s how we get by them without them really stopping us from the wonderful, beautiful life that we live every single day.
So keep it all in perspective.

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