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How do I deal with Chronic Frustration

 
 
Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 11:07 am
Because I have fibro, sleep apnea, T2 Diabetes, Insomnia, Asthma, and Don't want any more.....I would like some pointers on how to deal with chronic frustrations that pop up unexpectedly....like now!
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maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 11:17 am
You could simply CHOOSE not to be frustrated with these things.

Attitudes are choices.
patriciarose
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 11:26 am
@maporsche,
You have a good answer but if you don't have this disease you don't know how this frustration hits you when you aren't looking or not noticing....????
maporsche
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 11:37 am
@patriciarose,
I sympathize, I don't have any of the diseases you listed. I don't know how quickly these things can sneak up on you.

When you do eventually realize that you are feeling frustrated, are you able to correct the attitude then by making a choice?
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 11:52 am
@patriciarose,
Hello Patricia!

You've got a hand full all right, and I only can imagine how this impacts your
life. You probably know that nutrition and health are essential, and perhaps
yoga could help you calm down and aid your asthma when learning proper
breathing techniques. A good walk in fresh air does wonders too for one's
emotional well being. Just try to treat yourself to something on a daily basis -
it makes you feel better. Positive thinking is also something you can learn,
check out some sources online that are offered in your neighborhood.

Additionally, a support group for either diabetes, asthma or fib might
help you also. We have an old German saying which translates into something
like this: a problem shared is a problem halved!
Good luck! Smile
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Endymion
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 02:32 pm

relaxation therapy and meditation could both be helpful
but i think a distraction from illness is important
if you find something really interesting and challenging to persue, you will benefit both spiritually and physically
Going and doing a course in something that grabs you could be a start
I think it just helps to have a future outlook

good luck
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sullyfish6
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 03:42 pm
The Serenity Prayer has helped me deal with frustration i.e. things not going the way I (think, want, make, order them to be, ought to be, must be, should be)

My self temper tantrums get me into trouble every time.

My husband has cancer. He is 61. He retired last year and I am PISSED that we have to go thru this. The prognosis is not good. I was feeling sorry for myself today about the unfairness of it all. Why him? He did everything right, why did he get cance?

I had to remember that no one promised us a Rose Garden.

Accept what is and plow ahead. Do it with joy or be pissed off. It's a choice.

I choose to do it with joy.

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dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Mar, 2009 04:14 pm
@patriciarose,
One of the options might be to become familiar with, and use, mindfulness techniques.

These are being used a lot these days in western psychotherapy, and are adaptations of techniques used, for instance, in Buddhist meditation.

There are a plethora of books and CDs around.

Here is some general info:


http://www.news-medical.net/?id=32189

http://healthskills.wordpress.com/2008/05/02/practical-techniques-of-mindfulness/


http://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/docs/10.MindfulnessinEverydayLife.pdf


http://www.4mindfulnessmeditation.com/


http://mindfulness.org.au/InAction.htm
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mrswienie
 
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Reply Mon 22 Jun, 2009 11:53 am
@maporsche,
Absolutely no offence meant here... easier said than done.
If those of us with chronic frustration could "choose" as you so easily point out not to get frustrated, don't you think we'd make that choice.

You need to live it to understand it.
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