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JUNEBUG0511 SparkPoints: (3,963)
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5/15/13 3:28 P

I think about the source of frustration until I frustrate myself thinking about it! Then I take action and DO something about it!

SHERRILLYEE SparkPoints: (31,554)
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5/15/13 3:24 P

don't handle it well, but do my best.

GRAYGRANNY Posts: 8,042
5/15/13 3:23 P

Fume till the cork pops.........not proud of it...it is just me

MARTYJOE SparkPoints: (18,433)
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5/15/13 2:40 P

Bottle it up inside and then blow my top once in awhile. Not always a favorable outcome

MRSKATEDUVALL Posts: 1,628
5/15/13 2:15 P

this is a very timely post, as I have had a very frustrating day, with bad customer service. I try not to lose my temper, but sometimes I do. Today, I tried to be nice, but firm. didn't work. I just wanted to know why the pharmacy didn't have the meds that I gave them a week to get, they blamed the doctor, and then me for not giving them more than a week's notice. I just wanted my meds. I went away unsatisfied, no apologizing but I did get my meds.

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,447
5/15/13 12:25 P

I try to distract myself till I can process why I am frustrated

GRIZ1GIRL SparkPoints: (131,161)
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5/15/13 12:23 P

Scream, yell, and then remember that only I can change my attitude & make it happen! Exercise always helps relieve stress too! :)

PARKERB2 SparkPoints: (129,515)
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5/15/13 12:03 P

get mad, then reason it out and go from there.

LAURAGUY14 Posts: 195
5/15/13 11:35 A

listen to music, workout, clean, or write.
talking it out to someone close also helps - I tell my mom everything.

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,605)
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5/15/13 11:27 A

I used to eat. Now I organize or clean. There's always something in the house that needs to be cleaned or organized :) It makes me feel in control of whatever I'm doing, even if it's just my closet.

Edited by: YOJULEZ at: 5/15/2013 (11:27)
GEVANS7 SparkPoints: (76,452)
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5/15/13 10:22 A

Pause, take a deep breath, give yourself a moment to regroup.

Physical activity is my best outlet. Walking, aerobics, get outside, get some fresh air.

RENATA144 SparkPoints: (93,517)
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5/15/13 10:14 A

Sing a silly song to myself.

ANGEL32192 SparkPoints: (5,065)
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5/15/13 10:13 A

I cry and then go running! Unless I can't go running then I cry and blog! Sometimes I do both! lol

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (61,851)
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5/15/13 10:07 A

my last job got to be a nightmare (thanks to a new GM)

when I had a REALLY tough day I'd stop at the gym on the way home and grab an open racquetball court. I know nothing about the rules, but I love racquetball because the court is small enough, and enclosed, so you can get out there alone and just hit the bejesus out of the ball. I'd picture the face of my boss on that ball and SMACK it as hard as I could. Great physical & mental exercise.

now I have a new job, a great boss, and no access to racquetball. But I still have an occasional stressful day. I go for a bike ride or grab my MP3 for a walk, a run, or climb the bleachers. Good tunes + physical activity = happiness!

KNUCKLES145 Posts: 13,389
5/15/13 10:02 A

with difficulty now. my standard way of handling it is to eat and look where that has gotten me

SBURDEN Posts: 3,614
5/15/13 9:46 A

I talk to someone, run/walk, bake

INANTIT29 SparkPoints: (973)
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5/15/13 9:29 A

I go for a run:-)

RIVETPA Posts: 1,177
5/15/13 9:27 A

I love to curse. But, meditation is also good, so is exercise.
I find exercise is best for handling frustration.


I_HEART_MY_FAM Posts: 1,809
5/15/13 9:04 A

I usually let out a few curse words and then realize how ignorant that is so I pray, pray , pray and that is where I find action rather the problem gets resolved or not, but my heart, mind, and soul are at ease because God took the burden off of me and is walking with me. There is so much power in prayer and so much love and comfort we get from God if we just ask. Eventually problem is resolved, we must be patient.

JANIEWWJD SparkPoints: (239,467)
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5/14/13 11:45 P

I usually walk away, pray, and then return to the task at hand.

JO88BAKO SparkPoints: (177,535)
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5/14/13 11:24 P

pray

POWER2XCEL SparkPoints: (16,672)
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5/14/13 10:43 P

pray for strength

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (93,076)
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5/14/13 10:40 P

I get the fly swatter and hit the bed with it, that's one way, right in the moment of frustration. Otherwise, I cuss either to myself or out loud, depending on where I'm at at that moment.

SHERYLDS Posts: 12,173
5/14/13 10:33 P

Being unable to control things is just part of life...
But there are times when you feel like pulling your hair out.

HOW DO YOU HANDLE FRUSTRATION emoticon

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