“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill
It’s human instinct to react rather than to act.
Chiming in on someone’s frustration does not help. It’s natural to want to sympathize and share that frustration. But, you have the option to diffuse it. Let it end with you. Really, it’s a matter of looking at it as a challenge. You don’t have to see it as a threat that wants to consume you. If you approach challenges this way, you will find yourself with more peace.
Reacting with frustration will build emotional stress causing your body to release stress hormones that can create various physical reactions such as a fast heartbeat and dizziness. WebMD notes that this can lead to depression or even a heart attack.
The mind is the engine that fuels your body. When you’re presented with a challenge, take a minute to use and build your analytical skills. Here are three easy steps I find most helpful:
Identify: Try to drill down to identify the issue.
Assess: Assess what are some other ways around the issue.
Act: Act on it to put it to bed.
Give yourself the credit you deserve and solve challenges. Don’t get buried beneath them.