Should We Hide Our FrustrationS?
Being frustrated and trying your best to hide it is not the best of approach but it does work some time. In this case, after a certain time has passed by, you would have cooled down and probably made up your mind to forget what ever the reason it was in the first place that made you feel frustrated.
Easier said than done, right? Well, many people still find it difficult to hide them and at some point decide to let them out. This letting out of our frustration has two types of impact. Firstly, we may feel better after a while but live to regret it silently. Secondly, it would cause others who are around us at that point to observe how we handle frustrations and may at time provide a negative impression to them.
In our daily work routine, there would be many types of issues that will get us to the point of feeling frustrated and if we are not cautioned of it, we would be reacting to them with all types of counter behavior, some of which may not be to the liking of the office environment.
On the other hand, some may suggest that letting out may be better at times and if you are one of those who would like to let it out, try doing it in a closed room and see if it can be of any help. Looking at this consideration, how much better can one get by letting out in a closed room all by himself. There is no one to listen to your scream, if it has at all gone to that point. If the person feels that letting out in this manner has not been better at all, can we then say that having the company of other people and letting out to them is better? Does it also mean that we would feel better if others can feel that we are letting out our frustration? Think about this for a while.
So, if this is true of us humans, than I suggest that if you need this form of letting out (that is by having other feel, see or hear it), then do so only after you have seriously thought about it. Otherwise, you would regret your action.
Hiding our frustration can be akin to suppressing it and as such it may have other impact the person and those around. First of all, by not letting out the frustration, can the person handle the pressure that is building inside his mind? Will it take a natural course that he will forget about the frustration after a certain period has passed? If the person practices this approach all the time, can he hide his emotion with a straight face? Will he be able to concentrate on his work?
Our mind does not have much chance to rest during our office hours. It has to continually keep up with the daily tasks and if the person hides his frustration, how long can he carry it?
You probably know that hiding frustrations will not work. So, we need to address it, like speaking to someone about the reason why you are frustrated and see if that can be of any help. We need to hold down our frustration and learn to bring it out in a manner that will not create a negative impression of us in handling frustrations. In this way, everyone will not feel negatively although they may not feel any better either.
So, should you hide your frustrations?
Written by Stephen Ronee Lau . 1 January 2012
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