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Thursday, January 09, 2014

Dealing With Frustration At Work

One of the most important things when it comes to being productive and successful at work will be understanding how to deal with frustration at work; after all, it is far more difficult to be productive and successful when you are stuck dealing with frustrations! Of course, one of the main reasons why you are likely to find that frustrations at work can be detrimental to your productivity is because they take your mind away from work, creating a sort of dam that prevents you from getting as much done as you should - and if you want to be able to continue being productive when these obstacles occur, you will need to know the steps to take!

There are two types of frustrations you will encounter at work: those frustrations that come as a result of things that are in your control, and those frustrations that come as a result of things that are out of your control; the first step to dealing with frustrations at work is identifying what sort of frustration it is.

If you are dealing with a frustration at work that has come your way as a result of something you have control over (either partially or fully), you need to take some time to figure out what you can do differently; you might not be able to solve the frustration completely just be changing what you are doing, but you can certainly make the situation feel quite a bit better.

As for frustrations that come your way as a result of things that you do not have any control over, these are a bit more difficult; such a frustration requires you to practice (and become adept at) "simply letting go" - simply realizing you can do nothing about an issue, and recognizing that you will only exacerbate your frustration by worrying.

Once you have gotten into the habit of breaking your frustrations at work into these two categories, and once you begin to react to each category accordingly, you will be well on your way to no longer being bothered by the frustrations you face at work.


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