A life less frustrated: Explore and understand your frustration and know that you are not alone
This episode of Illuminations with Tiina and Fi ended up being a very honest account of my own frustration, how it builds up, the things that trigger me and how I am increasingly living a life less frustrated.
In the past I have been an expert in keeping quiet and allowing frustrations to build up over time, only to release the pressure and chandelier all over the place – with the result of my outbursts being directed at innocent people who have nothing to do with my frustration building up.
I have changed the pattern of frustration by admitting to why I am frustrated (I mean the REAL reason) and then taking ownership of it. This has led me to greater understanding, which in turn has led me to the knowledge that I can do something about MY frustration.
The following list might help you understand the origin of your own frustration better:
Taking ownership of my own frustration and the behaviours I had chosen because of those frustrations, didn’t mean that I was blaming or judging myself. Rather it meant that I was in control over my own feelings and behaviours and once I was in control I could change them.
While honest self-awareness has been vital in this process, meditation has been key for me in being calmer and living a life less frustrated. Much to the delight of my daughter, no doubt. Our relationship, that was always very good, has become even better due to the work I have done around this issue.
It has been a win all around! A life changer to say the least.
So over to you:
What are your frustrations?
Who do you blame for your frustrations?
What would happen if you owned your frustrations?
Who could help you live a life less frustrated, and how?
Here is the Illuminations episode about frustration I mentioned: