Dealing with Frustration

Daily Movement Prompts, Friday, May 19, 2017 edition: Dealing with Frustration

How do you deal with frustration? Have you found any tricks that help you improve your mood or help you put frustration into perspective? Have you seen other people deal with frustration well and been looking for ways to help your own coping? What tips could you give others about frustration?

I sometimes have to shift my activities to something completely different. When I went through a shoulder spasm or when I hurt my knee and limped for two years, it took distracting myself to learn to cope. I had to focus on what was left that my body *could* do, even though it wouldn’t do what I wanted (hence, frustration). Sometimes that meant crafts instead of dance, or teaching from a chair rather than by dancing.

Recovery is tough. There’s no shame in rest and recovery. And we each go through this at one time or another.

How did you move today? How will you move tomorrow?