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Day 13


Saturday, November 17, 2012

Well today was a good day. I feel much better. I feel much stronger and like i can do anything. I realized i'm always going to be a work in progress because you never stop growing so you can never stop progressing. I need to learn how to release my inner frustration because if i let i build up i usually have pity party for myself which is never good. Anybody have a suggestion on how to get it out other than journaling.
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TRENTDREAMER 11/18/2012 7:34AM

    "because if i let i build up i usually have pity party for myself which is never good. Anybody have a suggestion on how to get it out other than journaling"
* Resolve inner conflicts (Who/what you are/are doing vs. who you actually are). Start with your most primary definition and work outward.

* Address roadblocks in your life (real and mental). You're not standing in your own way, but you may be letting something else do so.

* If there are person(s) in your life who frustrate you. Start looking at them for who they actually are (in their actions and in their spirit(s)), not necessarily who they should be or say they are.

* I STRONGLY recommend throwing pity parties for yourself (I've blogged about this). Feel the frustration in its fullness. Afterwards, peel back the onion and ask the tough questions
- "why am I frustrated about this?"
- "Why do I feel like I can't do anything about this?"
- "Actually what can I do about this?"
- "OK then why am I not doing anything about this?"
And ignore people who use the term pity party with a derogatory tone (I personally hate the term, but use it to taunt those who use it to try to stifle my emotions). You have the right to experience frustration (even if commentators on your blogs can't or don't like it when you do)

Don't settle for just releasing momentary frustration (There will always be some of that in life). Focus on reducing the actual amount frustration you feel through resolution.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/18/2012 2:09AM

    excercise, loud music (with singing!)

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BIGPAWSUP 11/18/2012 12:40AM

    I like a punching bag or a hard run until my side hurts!

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CANDYCANE2B 11/17/2012 8:14PM

    Super going, Julie, I always knew you could do whatever you put you mind to do!!!
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LJOYCE55 11/17/2012 7:11PM

  The suggestions given are the same ones I use. I hope they work for you as well. Have a great Saturday.

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SUSHENO 11/17/2012 6:29PM

    Instead of repeating what Caras2pups and CGreen9310, ditto. I would also add: Find a punching bag and ... you know what to do. emoticon

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CGREEN9310 11/17/2012 5:44PM

  When I am dealing with a lot of frustration, I give myself a "time out". The best that I can, I separate myself from everyone in the house and read something that is laugh-out-loud funny, listen to my iPod (which only has upbeat songs that I work out to). If I have the opportunity, I actually go and do some working out whether it is on the TotalGym, playing Dance Central, TurboFire...anything that will work up a sweat and direct my focus to something positive.
I noticed that when you mention your Zumba workouts in your blogs, that you sound a lot more positive about how you are feeling. Maybe a little longer Zumba game would help you. Sweat out the frustration, don't sweat the people or situations who frustrate you emoticon I know that sounded really REALLY cheesy. emoticon

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CARAS2PUPS 11/17/2012 5:31PM

    I find a good way to get through frustration is to drink some water and get some fresh air. Another way is to work it out.. For me that's going for a run, but other exercise could do that too. Cleaning my house works sometimes too :)

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