Naomi's Diary

On being frustrated

Have you tried to get something done over and over again and you still failed at it?

That feeling of frustration… Arrrgh!

Yeah, that’s how I feel right now.

My whole wardrobe collapsed. Real first world problems.

I left it untouched for a few days, but it’s the weekend, so I decided today to deal with the mess.

But here I am five hours later…

I love a well organised wardrobe. It brings me great joy to see my little worldly possessions well arranged, so imagine my level of frustration.

The more I arranged, the more it collapsed.

What made it worse is that, it was almost at the point when I had fixed it and placed the majority of clothes in their position that it collapsed and I had to start all over again and again.

This is one of those times I know I have to/will be rich, because why are 3 pieces of common wood stressing me?

Rich me would have just ordered a new wardrobe.

Pre-rich me is currently frustrated, sitting on my bed filled with clothes. A tear or two try to escape but no, ‘Idan does not cry’.

I find it interesting when people are angry, frustrated or dissapointed and then they break things.

Like a person feels a negative emotion and the next thing they do is to make things worse by throwing their phones, breaking plates or one of those dramatic reactions they show in movies.

I don’t know what rich me thinks about this, but pre-rich me just shakes her head at the waste/destruction.

Imagine adding cleaning up broken pieces to your frustration and as you are cleaning, a piece of the broken glass or whatever cuts you deeply.

Imagination will not finish me, Amen.

Peter is the head prefect in the destruction department. His reactions actually seem worse. Mr man was so frustrated when they came to arrest Jesus and decided that servant’s ear must go. (John 18 v 10-11)

What was so special about that ear? Must have been looking so juicy, I digress.

I get it though, when frustrated for instance one needs to let out steam, but I believe that there are better ways of channeling our negative emotions.

Talking or writing helps me. It might not bring a solution, but it’s my own way of letting off steam.

Its OK to feel negative emotions like frustration, anger, etc…, even with the so called little things like a collapsed wardrobe.

What will not be ok, is being destructive while having those emotions.

Some other ways to deal with frustration could be:
*Taking a walk

*Eating something you enjoy

*Taking time to just be


*Praying about the suituation, etc. On prayer, it does not have to be a whole prayer session, but just a simple whisper of, ‘Lord I don’t know how to deal with this’ can suffice.

Life is full of little doses of frustration, but it’s one of the things that keeps it interesting.

I have come to the end of my gist. My wardrobe is still broken, my clothes are still littered all around, all my plans have changed but I am relieved.

Frustration levels are down and I have finally posted on the blog which you will read and I will get some change and use it to buy ice cream.

Win win for everyone.

It’s past midnight, but let me try fixing this wardrobe one more time.

All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration.” – Tony Robbins

(2) Comments

  1. Hahaha.
    Pele, dear.
    I rant to someone whenever I’m frustrated.
    Frustration shared is frustration half-solved.

    1. Legalalien says:

      Indeed. Frustration shared is frustration half-solved.

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