Originally posted by Whine Flu
My solution is "alcohol'.
Needless to say, it isn't exactly the greatest solution. Hasn't actually done me that well.
Some will say meditation, but meditating is like taking another class in itself.
Alcohol. Well, that certainly is acceptable by ATS mods.
Even though alcohol is not acceptable in some countries, Somehow this all seems silly
to me, the talk about other drugs. However, yes, alcohol, in moderation has some values, and is accepted in SOME places. Can you imagine if ATS was
orginated in Saudi Arabia? Oh, then alcohol just might not be acceptable in a thread if one would encourage its use or if a poster spoke of a personal
experience with alcohol.
Okay. How does one manage frustration? Just by taking control of oneself.
It's really easy. You notice a behavior, or a feeling within oneself, and, gee, you don't like this? Then just freaking stop it!!!!It's amazing
what a person can do if that person actually takes responsibility for oneself.
How to do this? Just take control. Here's an example. Let's say you have a mom who reacts to things you do. Okay. You don't like how she reacts.
well, that SHOULd be just her problem. Howver, you know she reacts this way. So either don't do that which creates that reaction in you mom, or else,
just accept, I, for some reason, just must do this.
It's all about control of oneself, isn't is? But anyway, so you decide, I just react this way
and do this, so, you already know how Mom is going to react and that pisses you off. So, just don't get pissed off.
While you might not be able to control your emotions, you at least can control how you react to your own emotions. Eh? Or are you just an unthinking
animal? You can't control your mom in this example, and why would you want to?, but you can control yourself.
Here's another example. My grandson takes off his dirty underwear in the bathroom and leaves the drawers on the floor. Yes, this irritates me.
Should I beat him into submission? heh. Nope. Although it seems to have worked for my mum.
Or should I just keep on his little butt and give him
guidance and a few words, and take my own sweet oh, so personal time to teach him and guide him and, if need be, stand there and make sure he puts
his dirty drawers in the hamper? Oh, it's so frustrating I think I will bust.
Not. It is frustrating, but I won't bust.
I might not have control over anyone else, except with a beating, etc.,oh how scary is that?but I certainly have control over how I will act.