Sure, it can be a bunch of stupid little things that get on my nerves. I do let too many minute details get to me. It's not that they are necessarily completely unimportant. There are some patterns I can pick out that other people don't see. This can be both a blessing and a curse, mostly the latter. It's especially when these patterns concern certain things out of my direct control. Sometimes I get angry about certain things, and negative energy builds up in me, I don't always have a constructive outlet with which to reorganize it, so I keep it in until I find some sort of release - something else that ticks me off enough to illicit a reaction.
The worst thing I can do sometimes is keep my mouth shut. But sometimes, the best thing to do is keep my mouth shut. I'm not always good at figuring out which is which. I've lost friends by speaking my mind. I'm fortunate that more often than not I end up being right. When I am wrong, it's because I didn't have enough information to make a proper judgment call. But instead of seeking out the information I need to make an informed opinion, I just let it boil up inside until the steam comes out of my ears. That's just not good.
With a child on the way, and with four other children in the household, learning to better channel my frustration is imperative. No matter what age someone is, though, negative energy gives off bad vibes. I'm told I'm a good person, but I know I'm not as good a person as I should be. None of us are. We can always improve. That's the most beautiful thing about humanity: our capacity for growth.
I've faked being positive before. Yeah, sometimes forcing a smile can get you through for awhile. But you have to understand your feelings, what their root cause really is. This is why people seek out therapists and the like. Nothing wrong with that. But I've been there, done that, and found that my greatest breakthroughs were through self-discovery. People can guide you, and be mentors and coaches. These are great. But as individuals we have to learn why certain things set us off, and know the triggers. If you identify the triggers, you can either avoid them all together (which is sometimes possible) or take a more intelligent approach to those ideas, people or situations that cause you negativity.
Writing is probably my best way to channel my frustration, but I still need to work on it. It's that I need to learn how to better break things down and better understand my triggers. It means I have to be a heck of a lot more honest with myself, and others, too. What are some ways that you find help you best channel frustration?