Letting go of Frustration

What do you do when things don't go to plan? Do you get wound-up, frustrated or stressed?

I had a great reminder this past week in letting go of my frustration.

Here's what happened. I was all set to launch my first workshop and just needed to create a page on my website, set up registration and voila, off I'd go. 

Simple. Ha-ha famous last words!

Unfortunately, it wasn't simple. You see, as I was setting up the event, I clicked on a box that I shouldn't have. One simple, silly little box and it crashed my whole site!

This happened at the start of the weekend so it was two days of no website, until support were available again. No problem, they got it going again, BUT that little click had changed all the layout on every page. What a mess!

After lots of messages and lots of work the website was finally fixed and I got my event up and running. This was not how I had planned to spend my week and I had felt the frustration bubbling inside me each day.

I knew if I held onto my frustration i would feel stressed, and I knew that wouldn't help me. Plus I am always conscious that if I get stressed, I get a sharp tongue and that is the last thing I wanted to inflict on the support team. No one wants to help someone who is agitated. 

So how did I let go of my frustration? I kept reminding myself that there were certain things that were out of my control. I had made a stuff up and I couldn't change that, so there was no point beating myself up about it. I also knew I had to rely on the support team to fix the website and all I could do is wait until that happened. 

Each time I felt that frustration starting to bubble up, I reminded myself that how I respond each day was up to me. 

I could either get annoyed or let it go and so I allowed myself to let it go. 

It is a choice, we can choose to hold our frustration or we can choose to let it go, so I asked myself, is there anything I can do right now to fix this? When the answer was no, then I knew I needed to walk away and let it go.

I feel really proud of myself for not letting it upset me. I see it as a great win in managing my emotions to get my best outcome and I learnt something else this week...I need to put "I love my website as it continues to support me" on my vision board at next weeks Vision board event 😊 

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