What frustrates you, and how do you deal with the frustration?

BESIDES HANDICAPPED PARKING? 🙂

LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, THERE ARE THINGS THAT PEEVE ME. JUST WHAT BOTHERS ME MAY BE UNIQUE. BUT I STARTED LISTING THINGS, & GOT VERY DEPRESSED. I REALIZED THAT ONE OF MY WAYS 2 DEAL W/FRUSTRATIONIS 2 SORT OF PUSH THEM ASIDE…NOT TO IGNORE THEM (BECUZ I SURELY DON’T—MY JOURNAL IS FILLED W/THEM!), BUT MORSO SO THEY DON’T CONSUME MY THOUGHTS. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS 4 ME 2 ALLOW MYSELF 2 THINK NEGATIVELY!

SO, I’D RATHER FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE, SHARING 10 WAYS OF HOW I DEAL W/FRUSTRATION.
1. IS OBVIOUSLY 2 THINK POSITIVE.
2. PRAYER. IF I NEED STRENGTH OR COMFORT, GOD & CHRIST KNOW WHAT I NEED.
3. FAITH IN CHRIST
4. TIME, 2 HELP ACCEPT THE THINGS I CAN’T CHANGE.
5. HUMOR—MY OWN & I ENJOY BEING AROUND OTHERS WHO MAKE ME LAUGH/SMILE!
6. TYPE IN MY JOURNAL—MY HUSBAND JOKES THAT IF I TYPE THERE, I’M EITHER REALLY HAPPY, OR SUPER MAD! TYPING HELPS ME PROCESS MY WORLD!
7. EDUCATE MYSELF—I LOVE GOOGLE, & MY STROKE GROUPS (THROUGH YAHOO) PROVIDE GREAT RESOURCES, WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, & UNDERSTANDING/COMFORT
8. I 1ST HAD COMMON PHRASES ON A KEYRING, THAT I’D SHOW PEOPLE (LIKE “HI, MY NAME IS JENNY. I CAN’T SPEAK, BUT I CAN NOD YES/NO”, OR “PLEASE OPEN THE DOOR”). I HAVE SINCE LEARNED 2 WRITE. MY BOOGIEBOARD (FROM BROOKSTONE) IS PRICELESS! I ALSO HAVE AN APP ON MY I-PAD THAT ALLOWS ME 2 TYPE & SPEAK
9. TRY 2 DO THINGS BY MYSELF
10. MY HUSBAND IS A THERAPIST, & HELPED US 2 IDENTIFY OUR COPING SKILLS. SOME OF MINE: LISTENING 2 RELAXING MUSIC, GOING 2 A MOVIE, READING SCRIPTURES, CRYING ALONE IN MY ELEVATOR (2”LET IT OUT”)…

BUT NOW THAT I CAN DO IT, I LIKE 2 TALK 2 MYSELF,. I’VE NEVER SWORN & DON’T INTEND 2 START NOW, BUT I ENJOY THE FACT, AT TIMES, THAT PEOPLE CAN’T UNDERSTAND ME (THOUGH I HAVE 2 WATCH IT, IF SOPHIA’S AROUND–I’M AMAZED AT WHAT SHE UNDERSTANDS)! SAYING “OUCH” SOMEHOW HELPS ME RELEASE PAIN, & SAYING THINGS–EVEN IF ONLY I UNDERSTAND–SOMEHOW MAKES YOU FEEL LESS FRUSTRATED!

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