Frustration only brings more frustration

United States
October 2, 2012 6:38pm CST
Having a bad day? I have them sometimes. When I can't find anything, get places late, find myself just being clumsy, getting irritated. I have started to notice the more angry I get, the more I act on the frustration it gets worse. More problems come. So I have tried to learn to take a deep breathe and not stress over things I can't control. Have you learned this also in your life? How do you calm your frustrations?
4 responses
• United States
2 Oct 12
Today when i got to work i got so frustrated at a person i am dealing with because he called in for an inspection at a house that he is working at to try and get it done and finaled. No problem on that part but then he didnt even have the permit on site for the inspector to look at when areriving on the job and that can cost the person that the permit is in. I know very confusing but i do construction paperwork all day long. Anyways now i had to drive 40 minutes away to put up the permits and get them before the inspector arrived on the job. Well that was better than stayin in the office and having someone else drive down there because i was able to talk on my cell phone and do alot of things that needed to be done.
• United States
3 Oct 12
Yes it's especially frustrating when people don't do their part and the extra burden is left on you. No fun. But you made it through and didn't get to frustrated right? How did you keep calm?
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
2 Oct 12
I try not overreact this all. I did make a lot of mistakes from time to time, and I was trying to do my best I can. I am not gonna deny that I commit this mistake, and it was totally my fault. I was trying to do my job too, and If I can get a second chance or something. That is life, we made mistakes from time to time.
• United States
2 Oct 12
Yep a lot of my frustrations come from bad decisions.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
18 Nov 12
hi, yes,i can't predict everyday if i could have that frustration but of course i need to be aware on that,so when i have a bad day or frustration i will just seat and and never moved until i already relax my self and my mind,and that is true,the more angry i feel the more worst it happen.
@peavey (16856)
• United States
3 Oct 12
I try not to let things stress me, but there are times when I have to just walk away and take some time to calm myself. Other times, I can let it go - especially if it's over something that's not important. If I'm late getting somewhere that really bothers me, though. I try to relax and control my stress by taking a few deep breaths and thinking things through, and getting them in the right perspective, like how important this is going to be in a year or the fact that it's not life threatening.