As we explained in the previous article, there are some significant reasons why frustration may occur. It is essential to know them in case you want to prevent this issue. However, what should you do if you have already exposed to this emotional disorder? There are several signs, which help to recognize frustration and then overcome it. Keep in mind that the more you know about this issue, the easier it will be to fight off frustration and live a full life. Of course, it is always better to prevent such things and never encounter these unpleasant symptoms, namely depression, the lack of motivation and so on. However, not all people can be so lucky and protect themselves from this awful emotional condition. Hence, you should comprehend that you are trapped in frustration as fast as it is possible. We prepared some of the typical signs of this disorder below.
The first and most important symptom of frustration is developing lots of imaginary problems, which do not exist for real. A person simply creates them in his or her mind and then suffers from these difficulties like they are true. Sure, it leads to disappointment and stress. Instead of coping with some real challenges, teenagers concentrate on something, which does not do any harm to their life. Such issue may even lead to depression. It is a pity when a young person cannot live happily just because he or she imagines some difficulties and problems. It forms a negative attitude to everything in general and you will not be able to get satisfaction from positive moments. This results in a worse quality of life and disability to look at the world clearly in order to indicate real troubles.
Chronic Bad Mood
Of course, all of us have irritating or upsetting situations that deplete our good mood. It is normal in case these events happen rarely. However, if you react too emotionally or negatively to anything which occurs in your life, it may be a right sign of frustration. For example, when you receive a bad grade and it makes you cry, fall into depression and have a nervous breakdown, and this is a big trouble. Such small things should not worsen your mood for the whole day or even more in any case. In case you understand that the major part of your life you are dull and upset, you have to change it, but do not let frustration destroy your happiness.
Sensibility to Criticism
There are no doubts that criticism may be evil and people try to abuse you in such a way. Therefore, it is normal that you feel sad or angry because of this, especially if such events happen rarely. However, in case you are sensitive to any remarks you hear and they make you feel undervalued or stressed, this is one of the symptoms of frustration. For instance, your teacher probably gave some remarks to you after you had failed a test. Your reaction should not be anger or sadness. The main task is learning from your mistakes and comprehending them in order to avoid such inaccuracies in the future. When a simple joke makes you want to cry, it is a problem that you have to fight off.
Bad productivity at school or college is also the result of frustration, especially if you were pretty good at studying earlier. Maybe, you have suddenly started receiving bad grades or teachers have too many remarks for you. It can be difficult to concentrate on the assignment as well. Your attention may be distracted by anything from a picture on the wall to someone’s talk in the class. It is important to take into account if you never had problems with focusing on the task before. Try to monitor your grades per one term. In case they seem to worsen, you should stop this tendency. Remember that frustration has an incredibly negative influence on your studying.
Lots of Conflicts with Others
Without any doubts, people who are frustrated often feel anger and anxiety. They express their negative emotions and provoke a lot of quarrels and arguments. It is a pity as such behavior usually leads to worse relationships with people around. In this way, you may lose your friends or become enemies with your parents. The most terrible issue is that there are no important reasons for such conflicts. People who seem to be close and friendly to each other start abusing each other and then suffer from destroyed friendship. Remember that frustration causes anger, which has no basis.
The Lack of Confidence and Shyness
It is true that frustration may be shown through changes in your average type of behavior. For instance, if you were confident and active before, it would be quite strange when you lose all your speaking skills in one moment. In case you suddenly become shy and enclosed, it means that you probably have a frustration or some emotional disorders. Just pay attention to the way you speak. Maybe, you become quieter and it is harder for you to express your opinion. Maybe you rarely participate in class discussions because you are afraid of presenting your ideas.
Sometimes people become addicted to drugs, tobacco or alcohol because of frustration. Sure, these things can be easily detected among your friends or inside yourself. Just be attentive and indicate even the smallest changes in average actions and behavior of the one, who is supposed to be an addict. Usually, people who have never liked drugs or smoking start doing it very often. The consequences of these habits may be detected after a look at someone’s appearance. As a rule, the youth tries to get rid of stress in this way.
People who are frustrated usually suffer from different eating disorders. They lose or gain weight quickly and it does a lot of harm to their heath. The anorexia may be one of the typical results of such disorders. Unfortunately, people rarely relate these issues to frustration as it is an emotional problem. Hence, the majority thinks that it cannot be really dangerous to the human health.
All in all, there are lots of symptoms of frustration, which everyone should keep in mind in order to prevent disappointment later. Moreover, you will protect yourself from lots of unpleasant situations in such a way. There will be fewer conflicts with other people, your health will improve and the general emotional condition will become stable and appropriate. Hopefully, you have learned the ways on how to recognize frustration and be able to fight it off. In the next article, we will present some reasons why it can be beneficial and good for you.