ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Overcome Frustration

Updated on June 25, 2016

Frustration is a dream killer. It makes us feel hopeless and vulnerable. It is a state where our positive feelings of anticipation and excitement go downhill. We tend to lose sight of our original goals and simply get stuck at that moment where we see nothing but a massive wall of obstacles.

By not overcoming frustration, we get stuck at this loop. A cycle of endless worries and hopelessness. We feel depressed and sooner or later, we will lose all desire to break the wall.

The familiarity of the situation influences our minds to create a new comfort zone. A zone where hopelessness and fear resides in all four corners of our consciousness. Unbeknownst to us, this is simply a “fake” comfort zone that our mind has created. It’s a way for us to save our sanity. A way for us not to be overwhelmed by situations that we aren’t accustomed of.

We justify our cowardice and fears with reasons. We let everyone else take the blame and then we play the role of a tragic hero. We appeal to pity yet we demand empathy.

Nevertheless, we know deep inside us that this isn’t the life we want. In truth, we crave for a much deeper and meaningful life.

In this post, you’re going to learn some ways on how to overcome frustration and eventually get back on track.

Frustration curbs dreams and hopes.
Frustration curbs dreams and hopes.

Do a reality check

There are instances in our lives that can bring so much pressure and anxiety that we end up feeling frustrated. That moment when you feel like you almost had it but everything just went in vain. At times like these, it is very important for you to learn how to recognize the pros and cons of the situation. Practice letting go of things that you can’t control and then calm down. Allow yourself to process and accept what is happening.

Creating workarounds

Once you’ve finally taken a full grasp of the situation, it’s time to think of the possible things that you can do to overcome the hurdles. Take it one step at a time. It may seem like the situation is completely impossible to overcome but try to look at things at a different perspective. You’ll be amazed by how things can be so different if you just learn to look at them from a different angle.

Setting new objectives

Now that the situation is no longer that frustrating for you, as you’ve already seen it in a new light, it’s time to set new objectives but still towards the same goal. Keep your objectives realistic and attainable. It’s also good to always keep some backup plans just in case things still don’t go your way.

Getting into action

With your new objectives in mind, it’s time to get into action. Do you what you must in order to achieve those objectives. Focus. It’s all up to you now so gather up the courage to break the walls despite of the many discouragements and oppositions.

Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.

— Bo Bennett

Rinse and repeat

Remember, frustrations can come in times where you least expect it. So be prepared. It’s like swimming in a strong current but do not let it hinder your determination. When you feel like being sucked into the loop again, just repeat the steps above. It takes practice and mindfulness but if you are really determined to succeed, don’t be afraid to welcome the setbacks.

Therefore, it is okay to feel frustrated. It’s a normal reaction. What’s not okay is to let yourself be engulfed by the feeling of frustration where you eventually lose sight of the end goal. If you feel that you’re already at that point, do everything you can to get back on track. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to seek help from others.

© 2016 Kent Peligrino

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)