15 deep questions to ask yourself when you feel frustration

  1. What do I feel frustrated about?
  2. Do I feel like my contribution is not valued?
  3. Did somebody else’s actions negatively affect me?
  4. Did somebody else make a decision for me?
  5. Am I feeling like there is nothing I can do to make the situation better?
  6. Am I feeling like my needs are not being met today?
  7. Am I feeling like I’m not in control of my own life?
  8. Am I feeling like I am not in control of the situation?
  9. Is there something in the environment that is triggering my frustration?
  10. Do I need help with this work?
  11. Is this work difficult or easy for me?
  12. Does this work involve creativity and the task feels too repetitive?
  13. Was someone given an opportunity before me?
  14. Did I make a mistake or did someone else finish my work for me?
  15. Did I have the opportunity to finish a task I was working on?

7 tips on how to deal with frustration

  1. Visit a friend or family member you haven't seen in a while, or do something to show your support for them. For example, if you have a friend who is having a hard time at work, you could bring them dinner on Friday night or take a walk with them and have an honest conversation about their frustrations.
  2. Try to see friends more regularly instead of waiting for "special occasions" like birthdays and holidays that can make things feel more
  3. Try the ABC technique: Acknowledge, Blame, Cancel. Acknowledge what has happened and the feelings you have about it; blame yourself, or others if appropriate; and cancel whatever behavior is not working for you and replace it with a more productive one. If you find that this technique does not help solve any underlying issues, seek professional help from a therapist or psychologist.
  4. If you are on the other end of the spectrum, be there for your friends who might not be coping as well as you are to provide support and encouragement.
  5. Get some fresh air.
  6. Get back to basics.
  7. Create a list of your accomplishments. List all the things you are grateful for in your life and the differences you’ve made in other people’s lives.

How frustration affects you

Frustration is a state of feeling that you cannot accomplish what you want. It is usually caused by being stuck in a difficult situation and unable to see any quick way out of the problem. It can have different levels of intensity, from mild to intense.