Frustration can be an occupational hazard these days. With everything so busy, anything that holds you up or does not quite go as planned can be a source of frustration.
Meetings, colleagues, procedures, rules, traffic; what is your favourite?
But if you take a step back, you can see that it is an attitude thing. The event out there that you find frustrating is just an event. It is how you are reacting to it that is winding you up.
If you feel frustration rising, detach yourself from the moment and imagine looking at the scene from another vantage point, perhaps that of a fly on the wall.
As you look at yourself down there in that situation, what do you notice?
By the way, if you can still feel frustration, fly a bit higher and get a wider view to fully detach from the moment. A truly detached fly on the wall observer cannot feel frustration
What can you learn about yourself, and about others you are interacting with?
How could you handle things differently next time?
What are you grateful for in the current situation?
Since meetings are a common cause, here are some tips on what to do when a meeting is becoming frustrating.
My best wishes, Paul