Everyone has felt frustrated at some point in life. Frustration is an emotional reaction that causes inhibition of motivation and lack of motivation, and it can have many causes. But it is usually the result of physical and mental exhaustion.
It is important to establish the cause and persistence of this emotional state, since low mood when prolonged can signal the onset of depression. What makes the condition worrying is when the individual is unable to carry out his activities normally, it even affects his free time. Here’s what to do to prevent frustration from spreading and improve your mood.
Techniques to improve mood and ward off frustration
Understand that everything is fleeting
Certified e-consulting psychologist from the University of Toronto, Melin Rosenthal, explains that mainly during cold seasons such as fall and winter, when sunlight is not as abundant and rainy and cloudy days are more prevalent, there is a decrease in melatonin production. As a result, it is common to feel sleepy during the day. Plus, depending on the moment you’re in, it can cause more frustration and lower energy.
In these situations, the best thing to do is to understand that the season will pass, and to strive for simple but pleasant activities, so that this period can be faced with more joy and preservation of mental health.
Make time for physical exercise
Even in the face of a busy routine, it is necessary to take a moment to get moving. Continuous physical activity, not only in favor of weight control, but in many body factors. Exercising on cold days helps to warm up and gives you more energy, and stimulates the production of endorphins, which result in well-being and improve mood. It also relieves tensions and balances the emotional state.
To combat frustration, it is necessary to identify the trigger that is causing the problem. The alternative is to seek psychological help. Therapy can help with self-knowledge and help you deal with the situation more assertively.
The only thing you should not do is give up, not seek professional help, or blame yourself for living this way. Remember: Frustration is fleeting and you don’t have to go through it alone.
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