Effective Philosophies For Dealing With Exasperation

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities. Redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.

Ralph Marston

We all have moments where we feel intense exasperation—at a friend, at a situation or at our circumstances. This frustration can result in feeling anxious and irritated, contributing to an overall unpleasant state of mind.

Whatever the situation, intense frustration can get quite overwhelming and make you feel out of your depth.

You may feel defeated and helpless, wondering if these intense emotions will ever go away. You might project—assign the blame to other people—and run yourself into the ground because of the way you feel.

This exasperation must be actively dealt with. Avoiding it and hoping it’ll go away on its own is not healthy. So how can you help yourself move on from this frustrated state?

Clarify the Source

The first thing you need to do is get some clarity on why you are feeling this way. What is the source of your frustration? Once you identify that source, you can start thinking of solutions that can get you out of that headspace.

Stay in the Present

When you are experiencing exasperation, your mind may jump from one situation to the next and take you to somewhere in the future, creating unnecessary anxieties. Slow down. Focus on the present moment. Over-thinking and over-analyzing will get you nowhere. Be present in the now.

Let Go

It’s important to realize when you’re dealing with a situation you have no control over. Feeling frustrated over something you cannot change will only damage your mental well-being. It’s better to focus your energies on things you can tackle rather than on things beyond your control.

Relaxing the Mind

Whether it’s exercise, meditation or some form of creative outlet, find a way to relax. The burden of frustration can cause you to undergo high levels of stress.

Once you find a way to let loose, de-stress and center your mind, you can then work on finding effective solutions to the source of your frustrations.

An inspirational motivational speaker like Steve Rizzo may be able to get you out of your head and focus on effectively putting to rest your frustrations. Combining with a little humor and a lot of laughter, this former national headline comedian is one of the top motivational speakers in the country! Contact us to hire him for your next event.

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