My recipe for dealing with anger and frustration: set the kitchen timer for twenty minutes, cry, rant, and rave, and at the sound of the bell, simmer down and go about business as usual.
– Phyllis Diller
Feeling a little pent up?
Try to hold back just a little longer.
Like Just Get Over it Day in March, Moment of Frustration Day is an opportunity to vent all the emotional crap that you’ve let crawl up your butt since your last good rant.
Just imagine –
- One day when it’s okay to hang that middle finger out the car window and let the slow drivers know they’re taking much too long to change lanes.
- One time when you can tell your neighbors that, yes, you did wake me up at six this morning with the *%$# lawnmower.
- Yes, the barista at Starbucks® is too #$%* slow. As always.
- No, your husband didn’t jump nearly high or fast enough when you yelled at him to get the hell out of your way while you vacuumed.
- And, yes – not just today – mail service is too slow, peanut butter and ice cream are over too $#$^ fast and, no, it’s none of your #*&%$ business whether I go to church or not.
When you think about it, Moment of Frustration Day should be a way bigger deal than it is.
As it is you can buy greeting cards, but that’s about it.
What a missed opportunity to merchandize!
- Lawn Ornaments & Garden Flags – designed like crime-scene tape that reads “It’s International Moment of Frustration Day. Get the #%^* off my lawn!”
- Mylar Balloons – come with stick pins and say “I’m so frustrated I’m about to pop!”
- Promotional T-Shirts – with messages like “Go away, or I’ll tell you to suck it” and “I plan to vent my frustration on you.”
- Beer Coozies – for the weekend couch warrior printed with “I’m frustrated. Beer me again.”
- Phone Ringtones & Wallpapers – of people screaming obscenities so you don’t have to.
Saturday is the perfect day either to mind your own business or pick a fight, whichever suits your personality better.
Don’t be a lame ass
The more conventional life coaches suggest the following non-invasive, tamer approaches for the politically-correct observance of Moment of Frustration Day.
- Go for a Walk – When faced with a frustrating situation, walk away from the situtation. Time and distance, will often help to eliminate the frustration.
- Think – what will ease or eliminate those frustrations. How can you resolve the problem?
- Seek Help – Use a friend, a family member or a professional to help you.
Be creative, have fun, and let it all hang out.
Oh yeah, and remember that other people can see you and can hear you.
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