18 Nov Overcoming frustration and anger during COVID19
There’s a pandemic. We’re on lockdown. We’re tired, possibly angry and frustrated. How do we solve this from the comfort of our own homes? Here are some top tips to overcoming frustration and anger during COVID19.
- Recognize what you are going through.
Acknowledging what is happening around and within you and identifying the reasons for your frustration or anger is the first step to looking after your mental state. Without doing this, it’s difficult to heal or move forward.
- Know your flaws and strengths.
We cannot do everything and that is perfectly fine to allow yourself to be vulnerable and to ask for help where you need it. Utilise and focus on your strengths and seek a community around you who can complement your strengths, allow you to be transparent with and use as a safe place. Having people to speak to or to even rant and release your thoughts without judgement, whether it be friends or family, often work as great support systems.
When releasing your thoughts, you may find that you aren’t alone and that others may have been through a similar situation and are able offer you support and advice to understand your thoughts and to overcome how you’re feeling can be extremely comforting. As Dyslexics, we often have our own ways of thinking and learning which is perfectly fine. There is no ‘correct’ way of adapting to changes or releasing emotions, but having someone to speak to often lifts a weight off your shoulders.
- Be present.
Be attentive to your thoughts and ask yourself what you are thinking about throughout your day. Focus on each and every thought, both positive and negative. Overcoming frustration and anger does not mean you’ll never be angry or frustrated. In fact, our feelings and emotions often give us information about our surroundings and what feelings we may be suppressing. However, being self aware and present, asking yourself questions such ‘Is this currently happening or is it a situation from the past?’ and ‘How am I responding to my surroundings?’ are great ways to discover what may be making you feel a certain way. Take time to recognise your thoughts and think about where they could have possibly come from.
- Letting go.
Evaluate how you respond to situations, write down your responses and emotions daily and reflect on your patterns to understand your thoughts in depth.
Any comments? Let us know if any of these tips work for you. Until the next post, stay safe.