What’s Frustrating You?

Sometimes we just yearn for peace and all we feel is frustration. Maybe we are frustrated with the developmental stage of our child – you know, that rough patch that we hope will pass soon, or maybe we are frustrated with our partners or spouses.  Our bodies, our lack of exercise, our homes, our less than perfect lives. Did I cover it all?

I recently made a list of all the things that are frustrating me.  I figured it would be better to get it all out there on paper rather than spew it all over unsuspecting by-standers.  LOL.

Some of the things on that list I can turn over to prayer.

Some of the things on that list are just me in need of changing my attitude. Do you ever have that one?

Some of the things on that list are truly things I need to take action on and make a plan; like appointments I need to make and have been putting off.

Some of the things on that list I have absolutely no control over so therefore I need to let it go.  I bet everyone has something like that on their frustration list!

What is on your frustration list this summer and how could you change it,  make it better or let it go?


9 thoughts on “What’s Frustrating You?

  1. Your posts hit right to my heart and situation all the time. THANK YOU! I just re-read your Easter week posts today and had a very joy-filled day. I love the idea of getting my frustrations out on paper so they aren’t floating around in my head. Great idea.

  2. My major frustration and the think I wasn’t expecting from parenthood (bizarrely, I don’t know why I didn’t think about it before) is the fact that it is almost impossible to start and finish a task at the same time when we have very small people around. I get to the end of most days with lots of things half done, and it really drives me crazy! You’re right, I have no control over it. And it will pass. I shall breathe more and worry less. 🙂

    • Karyn,
      I just love your insights. I hear mothers all around the world sighing in agreement with you right now!
      Carrie 🙂

  3. Oh goodness. My chief frustration right now has to do with the weather and heading into the hot hot summer months. It’s difficult to get outside for walks (my main exercise) when it’s still 98 degrees at 730p. I need to work on getting us (10 month old and I) outside in the morning.

  4. Making a list is a great idea. It makes more clear to us what issues we do and don’t have control over.

    It’s also a good way to look more closely at ourselves. Many times, what it is about other people and other situations that bother us the most has something to do with our own shadow side. By shadow side I mean the parts of ourselves we have trouble acknowledging. Things we suppress so well, preferring to avoid, that we may very well not even recognize. Selfishness, weakness, impatience, rage, whatever. I wrote a little about this here http://lauragraceweldon.com/2010/08/04/i-know-you-are-but-what-am-i/ but if you’re interested, look up “shadow side” or “Carl Jung and shadow.”

  5. Hi all!

    My major frustration is to deal w/an angry and unhappy boss. I don’t know what to expect the next minute, and that makes my time during office hours, a bit difficult.

    Besides that, yes, the weather, yes, trying to get things done while my highly demanding toddler is around. She is very difficult! Anything that does not go her way brings on a powerful tantrum. I have to kind of walk on eggshells around her…

    • Hi Rene,
      How stressful! I would encourage you in this toddler phase to go and have a peek at the toddler posts on this blog. Tantrums are tough but the more you can hold your own center and your own air of authority, the better is really will go.

      Many blessings!! Hope your summer improves!

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