How do you deal with frustration caused by people?

United States
December 24, 2006 11:16am CST
I found out recently that I like to go through my things and throw stuff out. Sometimes, cleaning seems to be theraputic. Who do you deal with being frustrated by people?
4 responses
@yarntales (639)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Cleaning can be theraputic and useful to boot. However, I tend to eat when stressed. I have to re-learn how to handle stress. I deal with a stressful person every day (my husband) so I definitely am up for new things this coming year.
• United States
30 Dec 06
I used to do that. One thing that helped is setting a time when I will not eat anything and only drink water. It got me into the habit of not eating when I was dealing with stress.
• United States
30 Dec 06
I mean, setting a time after which I will not eat anything. Such as saying "after 6pm, I will not eat anything, but only drink water". It seemed to break some of my emotional eating habits.
• United States
22 Jul 07
He he, thanks for lightening this up.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
25 Dec 06
I have a hard time dealing with people that aren't fair, honest, or just plain mean. I'll either tell them how I feel at the moment or bite my tongue and go home and write down my frustrations about the situation, and definitely pray about it. It seems like the Lord will help me figure out an appropriate way to deal with things with those people from there. If a situation with family bothers me greatly, I do find that I isolate myself from everyone for awhile or I'll seek out a close friend to vent with and she'll give me her opinion of the situation too or just listen. If I tell her I just need to vent, shes then prepared to not have to fix anything...its great to have friends that truly care about you. Hey, cleaning out the house is definitely theraputic in frustrating moments.
• United States
26 Dec 06
That's good. But, sometimes people are just unavailable to talk to, or they don't like to hear anything negative from anyone, even if it's not about them. In fact, it's the latter that frustrates me pretty often.
@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
16 Jul 09
Ironically I looked for this discussion before posting one, because that is exactly what I am feeling right now, totally frustrated! And yes it's people that frustrate me the most, that is why I prefer to be single and alone, I have a very poor tolerance for people and patience is not my strong point. Right now my life is on hold and I can't move forward which is frustrating me no end and so my moods are low and people set me off, only today I smashed my mouse to pieces, thankfully I have a spare mouse but it was a few seconds of satisfaction now I am frustrated at myself for breaking it and for letting people get to me!
@laydee (12815)
• Philippines
21 Jul 07
I don't easily get frustrated with people at all. Maybe I have high tolerance for frustration. But when I do get frustrated, the best way for me to deal with it is by either talking to someone or complaining about it, or by going online and fight it out with people online *LOL* yeah I do that. Usually I just go online and talk to people or even pick a fight when I'm really angry. *LOL* On the other hand, if I am upset with my partner. I clean the toilet! *LOL* He even joked the last time that he should be aware of the 'situation' of our toilet. If it's very clean all the time, then maybe I'm really upset. And says that maybe he'd be happier if the toilet is dirty. *LOL* But if the pain is really unbearable. I cry it out in private. Plus, sleep on it to start anew when I wake up. =)