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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Pugle

10 Ways to Deal with Frustration

Frustration signals can that something isn’t quite right, but prioritizing sleep and mindfulness can help you manage your frustration.

Feeling frustrated or upset is a natural response that occurs when the outcome of a situation turns out differently than expected.

When something frustrating happens, it can create stress. This is where frustration and stress are connected. If you have difficulty letting it go, stress can increase.

Frustration is also associated with anger. Both complex emotions are seen as stemming from other feelings, like disappointment, fear, and stress, according to the American Psychological Association (APA).

The APA adds that unchecked feelings of frustration and anger can be unhealthy. And they can be associated with a higher risk of heart disease, especially among women.

Read more in Psych Central.


Michelle Pugle, MA

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