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Episode 25: Managing Frustration When Nothing Seems to Go Your Way

Oct 31, 2022


Did you ever have one of those days where you want to climb up on your roof and scream to the world, “I’m so frustrated” because nothing seems to go your way? If you could have a dollar for every eye roll and hard sigh and head shake from that frustration, would you be a millionaire? Frustration is the gateway emotion for things like anger and anxiety.

So how do you handle it before it becomes too much?

In this episode, I will share where the frustration comes from and why it’s frustrating to be frustrated. I don’t want to leave you hanging, so I’m also going to give you 5 ways to manage your frustration in the moment and 5 ways to empower yourself for the next time you feel frustrated so that you can start to change your actions and behaviors and mindset.


How do we get there? Well, let me show you.


Together we unpack:

  • Understanding frustration (2:37)
  • The cause of frustration (4:51)
  • Studies of frustration in mice and what this means for us (6:26)
  • Acknowledging your frustration (9:07)
  • Distancing yourself from negative emotion (9:40)
  • Distracting yourself (10:05)
  • Giving yourself space (10:30)
  • 5 ways to empower you the next time you feel frustrated (12:58)


What is the most significant cause of your frustration? What steps are you going to take the next time it shows up? Share this podcast and these questions with your bestie to have an accountability partner. 

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Mentioned Resources: 

Episode 21: Acceptance

Episode 23: You're NOT a Failure

Register for the FREE Navigating Difficult Times Webinar

Take the Quiz - How Much Gratitude and Grit Do You Have? 

Register for the Journaling for Optimal Gratitude Workshop


Connect with Holly:

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Take the Quiz - How Much Gratitude and Grit Do You Have?

On the web - Fortitude.Academy 

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Thanks for tuning in to this episode and I'll see you next week! 


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