Swirl of frustration

We all can get stressed at our job, but the important thing to remember is not to let this frustration overcome you.

These tips may help when you feel a wave of frustration start to rise up:

###Learn what your triggers are
Do you start to panic when surprised? Does the idea of presenting an idea to a client make your heart race? Are you unable to hear yourself think when you’re in a loud environment? It’s important to analyze and understand what your triggers are to help prevent a potential stressful situation.

###Understand the point of view of others
We are all shaped by past experiences and react differently in situations we find stressful. Try to understand this and focus more on your behavior, not whether or not others’ behavior is “correct.”

###Check that your reaction is reasonable
If you know you may not react properly in a situation, take a step back. Try counting to 10, taking a deep breath or, if possible, removing yourself from the situation. For the most part, tempers only add drama to the situation and won’t help solve anything.

So what can you do for yourself? Great question!

###‘Treat yo self.’
For the Parks and Rec fans out there, Donna and Tom got it right! Treat yo self!

###Find a mentor
It’s important to have someone whom you respect and can learn from. It can be a coworker, friend or family member. Don’t have one? Here are some great tips on how to find a mentor.

###Surround yourself with positivity
Positivity spurs positivity. It’s too easy to get lost in the negativity and gossip at work. Houston, our videographer shared with me this inspiring quote:

> “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
> -Jim Rohn

Who do you surround yourself with? When you think about it, do they make you happy? If the answer is “no,” then work towards surrounding yourself with positivity.

What are some ways you de-stress? Share your thoughts with us on Twitter via @IntrinzicSays.