9 Things to Do When Frustrated

29 Mar

9. Drink.
Alcohol might not be the answer but it’s the best time you’ll ever have failing. Unless drink turns you into a raging asshole, there’s nothing like a stiff drink to make you feel better. And if it all goes wrong and you wake up next morning with a horrible hangover and no magical solution to your troubles… well, now instead of feeling vaguely nauseated with a hole in the pit of your stomach, you’re actually throwing up your stomach! Progress!

8. Yell.
This is very easy if you’ve been drinking. But even without the benefit of strong drink, a good scream lets the universe know what you’re going through. Find a pillow first if you have neighbors. Be considerate.

7. Sex.
Go ahead. It’ll probably be the worst sex of your life because you’re spending all your time thinking about your problems but if you try hard enough, you might be too tired to do anything about it other than sleep on it. That’s good.

6. Bite.
Really hard. There must be some secret hormone release mechanism in the nerve endings in your teeth because biting feels so incredibly good. You can just feel the aggression flow out through your molars. And unlike punching something, you don’t end up with bruises on your fists or a police report and a free psychiatric evaluation by your nearest state-owned mental hospital. Just make sure its not a human being or a small animal or something because… well, no need to go full psychopath. Yet.

5. Run.
For your life, I mean. Pack your essentials, buy a ticket out of town and get the hell out. Let someone else pick up the mess. It worked with your mother, why can’t it work now? Sigh. Dreams are free, right?

4. Shop.
If you can’t actually afford to buy something, then hit up a large department store and window shop. What goes on in that dressing room as you try on clothes that you have no means or intention of buying is nobody’s business but your own.

3. Exercise.
So running away is not for you. Well, try some running but this time make it all about your health. By the time you work out all the fat and pound out your temper, you’ll be red, sweaty, and in the best shape of your life. You might even fit into your aspirational pair of jeans! If nothing else, this lets you take out that forbidden, half-melted credit card for a round of cute exercise gear.

2. Eat.
So you’ll get fat off your steady diet of Hagen Daz milkshakes, but so what? It’ll make you feel better and you can work it off with some more of that rabid exercising or gratuitous sex you’ve already tried and discarded.

1. Blog.
When in doubt and all else fails…


Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Life, Personal


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28 responses to “9 Things to Do When Frustrated

  1. Never Mind

    March 29, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    I hope you are not blogging because you are frustrated and all else failed. Welcome back!

  2. Unmana

    March 29, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Yeah, welcome back!

    What usually picks me up when I’m frustrated is a good old rant.

  3. trojanwalls

    March 29, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    or sleep. sleep, sleep, sleep. Nothing helps avoid your problems as well as hours and hours of sleeps. Then eat a lot of things you shouldn’t. Then fall asleep again.
    Frustration and depression are the two best lullabies in the world.

  4. Gradwolf

    March 30, 2011 at 12:59 am

    6+7+8(sounds delish but lethal) = 21 and that’s half of your solution. Well played.

  5. sachita

    March 30, 2011 at 3:45 am

    I recommend sleep.

    But it is said that even India Pakistan problems can be solved after a good meal:)

    Seriously whatever is troubling.. i hope it runs away.

  6. Ram Pyaari

    March 30, 2011 at 9:11 am

    i recommend a hearty meal. and yelling. both help 🙂

  7. DewdropDream

    March 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

    What?! No ’10’?!

    *mutters darkly and retreats into a funk*

    Wait. Oh yeah … THAT’s 10: Take issue with something else entirely.

  8. Ramsu

    March 31, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Violence on inanimate objects helps as well, I think. There’s a certain satisfaction to be had in making a hard pillow a soft one.

    Whatever is troubling you (I assume that’s the reason for this post), I hope it gets resolved soon.

  9. CheeC

    March 31, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    “What does corn say when it is frustrated? Aw shucks!”

    This came my way earlier this week and here’s how: Dora Popsicles! (Yes, yes, the 24-count, multicolored, individually wrapped sticks of sugar and ice and all that’s nice, which, to be honest, taste more like some of the things we used to concoct in the middle-school Chemistry lab, remember those beaker-n-pipette (mis)adventures?)

    Now, why exactly was I swiping the kids’ popsicles? Don’t ask… The moment I ripped open the carton and coaxed the first popsicle out of its opaque white casing, my oldest piped up, “Ma, I hate the purple one, I want orange” (and of course the younger one HAS to follow suit). Before I knew it, I wound up with one purple popsicle AND a half-licked green one.

    Best part was, half-way thru crunching on these colorful ice-chunks, I saw words emerge on the partly uncovered stick. “What does corn…” read mine, and I started to chomp faster to reveal the rest of the “story” (LOL)! And I promptly instructed the kids NOT to toss their sticks in the trashcan either, but hand it to mom. And they did.

    So here, for your punning pleasure, are 6 more Popsicle-isms:

    1. What is a pig’s favorite karate move? A pork chop.
    2. Where should you put tired groceries? In a sleeping bag.
    3. What kind of flower doesn’t sleep at night? The Day-zzz.
    4. What kind of flower buys Father’s Day cards? A sunflower.
    5. What did the square say to the old circle? Been around long?
    6. Why was the bad baseball team so hot? They didn’t have any fans.

    Feeling better already? Nooo? Coz I’ve now reminded you of the plastic-encased 1-rupee pepsi cola (that you fondly called “Popsicle”) that vanished from your life forever, just when you were craving it the most? Uh, sorry.

    Hey look on the brighter side. It made me re-read your “Pop Goes the Popsicle” obit that brought back wonderful memories from April last. ” [its] secret ingredient was obviously some cancer-causing chemical engineered to turn children into mindless slaves,” you wrote, of your favorite “popsicle”, and I found myself nod once more to the truth it did underscore: The things that we crave are secretly designed to decimate!(Gimme my “Wild Maine Blueberry” anyway!!)

    • CheeC

      April 2, 2011 at 2:46 am

      *20-count. And here’s #7: What kind of music sticks with you? Taped music!

      • trojanwalls

        April 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm

        Ahah! I punned!

  10. Sajeevs blog

    April 2, 2011 at 3:37 am

    I think taking time off alone with nature and sleep works for me:-)

  11. memsaab

    April 3, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Awwww 😦 Feel better soon. I will if you will!

    Sometimes KKHH and a good cry will help too 🙂

  12. Naveeda

    April 3, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    I already do a lot of 1,2,8 and 9. 😉

  13. Shalini

    April 7, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I’m all for #2 – Eat. Especially if it involves chocolate or ice cream. Or ideally, both.

  14. sangs

    April 10, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    hmmm lets see…def used to do a lot of #9…but now, eating ..wait…having baskin robbins triple chocolate thickshake (sigh!). mainly, i would just wander off somewhere alone. hate being around people when im angry or frustrated.

  15. nepaliketi

    April 12, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    #4 always makes me end up feeling sad … which is only one tiny bit better than frustrated…

    $6 i have yet to try! (is it possible a part of me is now looking forward to being pissed?!)

  16. firstclassrecipes

    April 14, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    You can eat but eat right. When i get bored I eat.

  17. Indian Homemaker

    April 20, 2011 at 7:29 am

    I agree with the last one… Blog.

  18. Reema

    April 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I shop and eat 🙂

  19. CheeC

    April 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I did remember it was you birthday (yesterday) but forgot to wish. Just looked up my blabberings last year on you “True Love” post from April 21…muchas ROFL! April is tr00ly louly.. many many happy birthdays!!

  20. Missy

    April 25, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I’m loving this I laughed so hard. Exercise does help me feel better (eating too). Most of all though-shopping helps me out! haha

  21. Dee

    April 26, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    All of those are so true. But I am a yeller and blogger more than the others. Great post

    D. Perry
    Flip Ultra Video Camera Reviews

  22. jay

    May 7, 2011 at 11:57 pm


  23. Subroto

    May 14, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Some people find a way to combine 6,7,8,9 tho 2 is an easy and comforting way out

  24. nithya

    May 16, 2011 at 4:35 am

    I’ll take the advice!!

  25. Mir Maftoon

    October 15, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I would go with no. 2 and 7, thank you :D.


  26. glax

    December 31, 2011 at 5:58 am

    In addition
    Take a hot bath
    Temperature battle. It is only natural for the weaker subject to give way to the stronger. In this case frustration will fissle away as your head and body soak in the heat of the water. You can add a song or melody in your heart or voice to get your mind off the frustration as you bathe. Finally you may add one, two or more words of prayer that’s if the imp is not inside you, you know what i mean? it is better when the frustration is not within you.

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