Frustration and stress are interconnected. These feelings act on each other and make it challenging on how to deal with frustration and stress. Stress can make you emotionally frustrated about the simplest things. Your frustration on small things can add to your stress.
How to deal with frustration?
Managing your anger and stress can help you deal with frustration and lower frustration levels will automatically lower your anger and stress levels.
Link between frustration, stress and anger:
As mentioned earlier, frustration and stress act on each other and so does anger.
- When you are stressed, even the smallest of challenges feel like a burden and you are unable to overcome it adding to the frustration.
- Stress is often accompanied by anxiety, anger, impulsiveness and it all increases your frustration.
- Increased frustration is often the result of built up anger or stress.
Simple ways on how to deal with frustration
Some people have high frustration tolerance meaning they successfully deal with challenges without feeling much frustration while people who have low tolerance may feel distressed even at the smallest of inconveniences.
Do not worry if you have low tolerance for frustration because there are strategies that can help you deal with frustration. Our holistic health practitioners share their best ways to deal with frustration.
- Improve your emotional intelligence
Emotional intelligence is your ability to regulate your emotions and the way you express them. Working on your emotional intelligence can help you increase your tolerance for frustration. It can help you regulate yourself during the moment of frustration, notice when your level of frustration is at a high and also help you develop more empathy for people.
- Practice mindfulness
Mindfulness is being aware or present in the moment. It helps you stay mindful of things, people, emotions. By practicing mindfulness through meditation, journaling or breathing techniques you can steadily become aware of what triggers you and ways you can deal with frustration.
- Stress Relief
Do you find yourself stressing over the smallest of issues? If yes, then this is one of the biggest reasons for you being frustrated in general. Until and unless you find ways to relieve stress, it won’t be possible to deal with the associated frustration. Work on relieving stress by talking to yourself, practicing breathing exercises or seeking medical help.
- Change your lifestyle
If you feel you are on the edge and this is a feeling that remains with you for a long time then there is something in your everyday routine that needs to be worked on. It might be lack of sleep or an unhealthy diet or drinking less water than your body requires.
A healthy lifestyle routine that includes good sleep, a nutrition-rich diet, regular exercise, leisure activities, and quality time with friends and family can help lower frustration.
Want to learn more about how to deal with frustration? Get advice to your questions about frustration and anger or find a health and/or mental wellness provider specific to your needs.