Sometimes we feel like we’re taking one step forward, only to take two steps back. No matter how hard you try to gain momentum, you feel stuck or something just comes out of left field & brings you down a few notches. It’s during these times that we fight frustration and tend to get discouraged. Speaking from experience when I get discouraged I set myself up for failure. So, how do we fight frustration?
First, we need to figure out if what we’re frustrated about is worth it in the grand scheme of things. Sometimes we blow things way out of proportion. I know I’m guilty of this. Take a few breaths and collect yourself. Maybe this is just a temporary nuisance. If it is, do your best to let it go.
Second, is this something that is out of your control? I was recently faced with tachycardia (fast/irregular heart rate). My heart rate has always been a little high, but it has gotten out of control. This was the last thing I wanted to hear after the issue with my heart last year. My doctor put me on a Beta Blocker. I was beyond frustrated! I don’t like the way the medication makes me feel, as it lowers my already rather low blood pressure (making me very lethargic). But, you know what? Right now this is completely out of my control. If I don’t take the medication, I’m putting myself in grave danger. There is literally nothing I can do. I can only continue on the right path to a healthier and happier lifestyle. There’s no reason to stew in my frustrations. As hard as it is, when we’re faced with frustrating circumstances, we must fight it. Especially when it’s out of our control.
We have to be stronger than our frustrations, as they have the potential of sabotaging our progress and goals. No journey, big or small, is without bumps in the road. It’s how react to the “bumps” & how we plow through them that really matters.