Being frustrated is a part of life. It’s never good to hold on and internalize anger.
Have a best friend or friends you can vent to regarding any recurring frustrations. Lately, I rely on my husband, my mother and my cousin for my venting and vulnerable purposes. They understand what I go through and I return the favor to them when it’s their time to release their frustrations.
Here are some healthy ways to release that anger:
- Type what you WISH you could say in an email but do not put the email address in the destination box
- Draft a text to someone who constantly annoys you but don’t send it
- Vent to someone to understand if you’re being reasonable. Sometimes I bypass the perspective approach and go right to the other person being wrong when in fact it was my fault
- Take a break from everyone, go walk around the office and ponder how you can approach the situation once the heat had died down
Just remember: release the anger, stop the brief vent and move on to other pressing matters.