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Overcoming Frustration and Anger | 6 ways to manage

by | Jul 3, 2014

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People respond differently to Different situations, like crises, anger, and emotional trauma. During tough times, it is natural to be sad and frustrated about the death of a loved one, being diagnosed, trauma, natural disasters, or any negative events. Some people become angry, and even turn that anger towards God, and then when they have no one to blame they start blaming Allah SWT. The following script would give you a couple of tips to reduce anger and how to manage frustration in such circumstances.

What is Frustration?

Yes, it is frustration, when you don’t have all the answers. The relationship with God that you used to enjoy does not seem comforting anymore. You feel betrayed. You stop praying. And you feel like your belief has shattered. Whether you are praying to Allah or not, it does not seem to have any difference.

Yes, this reaction is so obvious, but then stop thinking just for a second and read it, with an open heart, thinking that one single human being cannot disappoint you or (Naudubillah) Lie to you, yes He is one and only Prophet SAW.

He (SAW) Said

“O Messenger of Allāh, which of the people are the most sorely tested?” He said: “The Prophets, then those similar, then those similar. A man will be tested by his level of faith. If his faith is strong, he will be tested more severely, and if his faith is weak, he will be tested following his faith. Calamity will keep befalling a person until he walks on the earth with no sin on him”

  • Manage your Anger:

If you are struggling with this anger, you are not alone. Many people experience similar struggles and adjusting their frustration. Rather than pulling away or trying to cover up the negative feelings, dealing with the issue openly and honestly is more helpful in the long term. However, if you have trouble minimizing the anger, or how to manage frustration, you may need to seek help. Research has shown that anger towards God is associated with poor adjustment to bereavement, particularly when the anger remained unresolved for over a year. In addition, all these may lead to depression, withdrawal, and a dangerous drop in religious faith. how to manage frustration

Below is some advice that might be useful in dealing with this matter, these tips to reduce anger will surely help you out in managing the disappointment you face in hard times: how to manage frustration

  • Be honest with yourself!

The first part of healing is admitting that you have a problem. Admit that you are angry if even you feel ashamed and guilty about it. We can never fix the annoying aspects of our characteristics if we do not acknowledge the problem.

  • Crush the pride and be humble

 Admit that you are powerless, not everything is manageable and there are times when you need to give up being in control. The trial that you are facing is not an indicator that Allah’s plan is a mistake, but rather it is the greatest evidence that Allah is the one at work, not you!

فَلِلَّهِ ٱلْءَاخِرَةُ وَٱلْأُولَىٰ

Rather, to Allāh belongs the Hereafter and the first [life].

(AlQuran 53:25)

  • Make Dua, even if you don’t want to.

This point is the most important one, whatever the case might be, never stop seeking help from ALLAH. Explain your matter to ALLAH, and tell HIM that you are losing hope and faith !!!

With that, keep praying and maintaining a religious environment even when you do not feel like it. Do not be arrogant. Even when you are angry, force yourself to turn back to Allah.

قَالَ إِنَّمَآ أَشْكُوا۟ بَثِّى وَحُزْنِىٓ إِلَى ٱللَّهِ وَأَعْلَمُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ

He said, “I only complain of my suffering and my grief to Allāh, and I know from Allāh that which you do not know.

(AlQuran 12:86)

  • Know your purpose of worship

Keep in mind that we don’t become religious and righteous to be immune from calamities. Our obedience to Allah is not a bribe for Him to give us something in return or spare us from trials.

وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَعْبُدُ ٱللَّهَ عَلَىٰ حَرْفٍ ۖ فَإِنْ أَصَابَهُۥ خَيْرٌ ٱطْمَأَنَّ بِهِۦ ۖ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ فِتْنَةٌ ٱنقَلَبَ عَلَىٰ وَجْهِهِۦ خَسِرَ ٱلدُّنْيَا وَٱلْءَاخِرَةَ ۚ ذَٰلِكَ هُوَ ٱلْخُسْرَانُ ٱلْمُبِينُ

And of the people is he who worships Allāh upon the edge. If he is touched by good, he is reassured by it; but if he is struck by trial, he turns on his face [to the other direction]. He has lost [this] world and the Hereafter. That is what is the manifest loss.

(AlQuran:11) 

  • Try to Move on

 Transforming anger into compassion and contentment is empowerment. Trials are meant to increase our resilience, and a strong believer is better and more beloved to Allah than a weak believer, even though there is goodness in both. how to manage frustration

So Life is beyond the Law of Attraction. Allah has already written our story and the plots in our lives. But that does not mean we will like it. That is why belief is extremely vital to hold on to and manage the frustration.

 

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