7 Things to Try When You’re Frustrated

Here’s the dictionary definition of frustration: “The feeling of being upset or annoyed, especially because of an inability to change or achieve something.” Sound familiar? It sure does to me, especially in the context of health. I am unable to change the fact that I live with chronic pain and illness every day. I could relate many instances of when frustration has boiled over into anger, often followed by tears.

The problem with frustration — no matter in what context — is that (to reference the definition) being “upset or annoyed” adds a second layer of emotional suffering to the mental…