We Can Learn From Frustrations
To say that I was a little frustrated today was putting it mildly. I had a project that I was determined to see finished but it felt like I was running into walls no matter which way I turned. But FINALLY I was able to put all the little pieces together to make it work. Or at least we’ll see in the next few days!
After I finished, I leaned back and too a deep breathe. I had been so focused on getting this project done that once it was completed, I honestly didn’t know what to do. My frustration with all the obstacles I went through had completely taken over my day and consumed all my attention. I barely remember eating! So after it was done, I grabbed my beach bag and headed to the seashore to watch another turtle hatchling count and to just be near the ocean. I knew the sounds of the waves and the walk on the beach would help me to slow back down and come to the present moment.
And I was right! As soon as my feet hit the sand, a feeling of relaxation washed over me. But as I was walking I started thinking about how I had let this project completely take over my day (yesterday too!). There are times when you just have to push through a situation but as I look back on my experience, I think I would have been better taking things a bit slower. Making time to step away from the project to get a better perspective and just let my mind take a rest break. Who knows – I might have finished the project sooner if I had taken these simple steps.
Now I ask you: what do you do to deal with frustrated times in your life? Do you go and do, hurrying to just get it done? Or do you step back, look at the problem and take your time to solve it without letting yourself be consumed with frustration? If you have any tips, I’m listening.
Big Hugs Everyone!