I've been feeling more frustrated than not lately. When I'm frustrated I feel moveable. Like a feather or a pile of dust, but not in a good-feeling-airy way. It's more of an unsettled feeling. My thoughts are heavier. I am quickly flustered. Feelings of anxiousness, anger, bitterness, and defeat surface. I feel like I can't do anything right. I don't feel like myself.
I've always thought that the opposite of frustrated is happy or content. I'm no scientist, but I'm willing to bet that the opposite of frustrated isn't happy or content. Instead, I believe it's grounded.
So I did an exercise today. I listed the things that made me feel frustrated and the things that keep me grounded. When I thought about things that ground me, I was calm. I felt peace. I felt relieved. I felt like I was on top of the world. I felt like I could tackle anything. I felt fearless. I felt humbled. I felt like myself.
Will you try it? Comment below, some of the things that help your feel like yourself and those that don't. Here's my list:
Things that keep me grounded:
Things that frustrate me:
having no self-control