Frustrated? Whilst we’ve all been doing our best to stay safe during lockdown, there can be a lot of feelings that can come up during this time.
Some of those feelings that I’ve mentioned have been boredom and a lack of control, but frustration is something that is probably the most relatable feeling at the moment. So let’s highlight that frustration.
Is this real life?
When you’ve had all of these plans, needs, wants and dreams, only to find this breezeblock of a barrier in your way, you’re not likely to take it well.
However, let’s take a step back because COVID-19 is new, but frustration isn’t a new thing to enter your life.
What is frustration?
Frustration is a symptom of feeling stuck or out of control. It’s similar to anxiety in that frustration is trying to motivate you to do something and make a change. This is why, when you don’t act on that frustration you can get pretty angry. See it as if your mind is trying to help you but you don’t listen to it, then you’re going to act out in another, more negative, way.
The other Mr. Motivator
When it comes to coronavirus, a lot of your freedom has been taken away so you can’t do the things that you used to.
This is why finding motivation to drive you in other ways is so important. There are so many other ways that you can quel that frustration, even if it isn’t starting that business for example. Motivate yourself to achieve something (anything) so that you don’t feel stuck and rather with a sense of happiness and validation.
Even when COVID-19 is less of a barrier, your new drives should still be present. This will help gain more control over any frustration that you likely have whilst being at home. And not only will this help with control but it will also steer a clearer path for getting back to normal once this has settled.
Overall this means simply shifting your focus. Think outside of the box so that you don’t feel trapped and frustrated inside it.