It’s Frustrating To Be Frustrated

Chinkee Tan
Chinkee Tan

Do you easily get frustrated?

Do you get frustrated with people who are slow and who don’t know how to follow instructions?

Or do you get frustrated with yourself because you find yourself always easily frustrated?

We all have different reasons for being frustrated. We can be frustrated because something that we weren’t expecting just suddenly happened. We can be frustrated with the attitude and behaviour of the people around us (family members, friends, officemates, neighbours, etc.). We can be frustrated by events or by our environment like heavy traffic, long lines, a messy house, noisy and rowdy kids, and whatever else.

We have all experienced being frustrated. I don’t think anyone can ever say that he or she has never experienced this emotion in his or her entire life. This only means that frustration is normal. But always being easily frustrated is not. Why? Because at the end of the day, we have a choice on what to do about our frustrations. We can nurse it until it blows out of proportion, or we can choose to get over it and set it aside.

The decision is ours.

If we don’t do anything about our frustrations, it can result to stress, anger, insecurity, and bitterness. This is why it’s important for us to know how we can prevent ourselves from always being frustrated. Here are a few things that we can do:


Learn to look at things from a different perspective. Before we allow ourselves to really blow it, let’s try to look at the brighter side of things. For example, maybe you’re frustrated because your boss is so demanding, always asking you to do many things all at the same time. Think about it this way: even if your boss behaves that way, you’re still