124 F1 Negative Emotion – Frustrated



Feeling or expressing distress and annoyance.

Practical Tips

  1. Check there is something you are not vocalizing, do you need to speak out?
  2. Do you need to behave differently to get different results?
  3. Check you expectation, if they are too high you are they unrealistic.

Beliefs and Affirmations

My ability to ask myself questions keeps my frustration in check.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will feel Frustration, is when I don’t see the potential to get the result.

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Frustrated, is when I know deep down I could have achieved a different result.

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Frustrated, is when I forget that I learn from every experience.

The only time I will allow myself to feel Frustrated is when I don’t focus well.

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Frustrated, is if I know I could have done something to prevent it.

The only time I will allow myself to feel…………..Frustrated, is when I haven’t looked at every avenue, as a way forward.

The only time I will allow myself to feel Frustration, is when I don’t think ahead.

Example Challenges

My Mum misunderstood me when I asked her if I could borrow some money, she thought I wanted her to give it to me and now she’s taken the huff!     (DC005)

I keep getting continually annoyed with inconsiderate drivers whilst driving my car.   (DC009)

My daughter wants to get married on Cup Final day! Football is important to me!   (DC010)

The car has broken down and I’m due at a business meeting in 30 minutes!   (DC011)

Where can I get more clients from?   (DC026)

When am I going to get paid?       (DC027)

Difficulty in coming up with material/ideas for work (DC028)

I’m getting stressed out because friends don’t immediately respond to texts DC032

My ex husband keeps bad mouthing me to my children and it’s very distressing for them  and for me. (DC035)

I T systems don’t like me (it’s a fact of life) (DC042)

People who don’t indicate at roundabouts and it irritates me. (DC058)

Staff in shops who are serving you, but continue to talk to their colleague on the other till! (DC059)

People who park in disabled spots when they quite clearly aren’t disabled. (DC065)

Ringing up a supplier (in my case Virgin), on an 0845 no, so already you are trying to keep it short, then it being answered by a foreign person, who always starts by asking how your day is!  Then not understanding your enquiry!  Guaranteed to get you reaching for the brandy bottle! (DC066)

My Adult children, living at home and not making enough effort to find a job and bring some money in. (DC082)

My children take me for granted and we end up shouting at each other a lot. (DC083)

Why are they not returning my calls? (DC086)

I don’t understand it, I’m perfect for this company, and my price is great, why aren’t they using me? (DC087)

My husband disciplines the children in a way I don’t agree with. (DC101)

DC123 I feel annoyed/upset when the house is always untidy – not enough hours in the day. (Living on my own)

DC131 I’m fed up! Just a few days stuck in the house with the kids and I’m tearing my hair out!!

DC146 My tablet (device) software has jammed and I feel so frustrated I could cry!

DC160 A work colleague keeps making silly mistakes and I don’t know how to handle it. I keep covering up for him.


“I’ve come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.”
-Tony Robbins

“Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.”
– Dale Carnegie