How I deal with Frustration: the Avenue of Hope

Thursday, July 2, 2015

I want to tell you about the solution I found to deal with frustration in a healthy and creative way. I created a file called "1 Idea per Day." Here is how it works: every day, I try to come up with a new idea. I can be whatever: a topic for a book, a business idea, a solution for a common problem, etc. The goal is to deal with frustration with creativity. The higher the idea, the better. It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to leave your mind and make it to paper (or the digital file).
Instead of drowning in dread, I put my imagination and creativity to work on demand and I fill that file with new ideas. It has been a great exercise of encouragement. I still get frustrated a lot but I have found hope when I exercise my creativity instead of my frustration. 

I know that being upset about different things is part of life, but what you do after that first reaction is totally on you. By taking this step you are creating yet another avenue of hope by filling this "1 new idea per day" file with brilliant inventions. 

Your creative mind will not be taken away from you my friend. It's up to you to put it to good use. I want to encourage those who feel like they are at the end of the road. The ideas you write down just might be light you're looking for.

Let me know if this works for you my friend.