How To Deal With Frustration

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

There has been so much conversation this week with my #InstaFam about the changes in the Instagram algorithm. My girl Dana of The Champagne Edit even did a post about how she’s adapted to it. I’ve had several conversations with my blogger friends about the changes. We’ve discussed what our strategy going forward should be. Also what seems to be working for other people. But the number one thing that I keep hearing is how frustrated or discouraged everyone is feeling. Personally, I’m a little more on the frustrated side. But like anything else in life I’m trying to approach this challenge from a positive place.

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

Since I know not all of you are bloggers, and you probably don’t care too much about the Instagram algorithm I won’t spend much time on that. And if you do use Instagram as a platform to promote your business, I’m sure you’re quite familiar with the challenges already. So instead I want to talk about a few ways to deal with whatever it is in your life that makes you feel frustrated or discouraged.

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

We all have things in our life that cause frustration. I totally believe there’s a time and place for just being in that state of frustration. I am someone who loves to vent. It helps me feel better to just voice my frustrations. I’m not really looking for anyone to fix it, I just need to get out that negative energy. But when I’m finished venting, it’s important that I really think about what it is that’s making me frustrated. For example, with Instagram it’s frustrating to feel like no one is seeing the content that we work so hard to create.

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

So when I know the root of my frustration, I have to ask myself, what am I going to do about it?! Since I am a planner, I like to come up with an action plan. What steps am I going to take to try to relieve the frustration from my life? In the case of the algorithm, I have been doing a lot of research. If I understand the problem, I’ll know more about how to fix it, or like Dana said, how to adapt to it.

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

Once I have my action plan, I find a “tribe” that is dealing with something similar. I love having friends in the blogging community because we can commiserate when things are frustrating. Sometimes we feel alone in our frustrations because we think we’re the only ones who are dealing with the problem. That’s almost never the case. When you reach out to people who are in the same position, you’ll find that they can not only support you, but they also have their own ideas of how to resolve the issue.

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

How To Deal With Frustration on Waketon Road

Most importantly, don’t let the frustration take over you. Like I said, there is a time and place to feel those feelings. But you are in control of your life. You can choose to be frustrated and feel defeated or you can choose to take action. If there is something in your life that’s causing you frustration, do your best to change that. Just by choosing to be positive you can start to see a shift.

What are some of the things you do when dealing with frustration? xo Bryn

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12 thoughts on “How To Deal With Frustration

  1. Jenn Lake

    Such a great post, Bryn! I totally agree; it’s necessary to let the frustration out so that it doesn’t fester any longer than it needs to and then seek out solutions. You got this, lady!!! Have a great weekend ahead!

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Jenn! I always appreciate your amazing support! xo Bryn

  2. Courtney Byers

    What a cute look, lady! I completely understand your frustration. I am so thankful for all of the blogger friends I’ve made, so we can share our ideas of dealing with the frustration.

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Courtney! Community always helps in situations likes these!! xo Bryn

  3. Rach

    Well said Bryn! I’ve been frustrated with IG as well. What I do, is pretty much keep in mind that IG is a glimpse of my blog. And tell myself to have fun with it.

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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Rach! That’s such a great way to look at it! xo Bryn

  4. Girl & Closet

    Such a great post. But also totally distracted by your BAG!!!! Um, oh my gosh, it’s freakin’ amazing girl. Love, love it! And I agree approaching obstacles with positivity is best + personally I’d love to hear how you’re dealing with the insta algorithm. xo

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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Haha one of my favorite splurges ever! I’ve been experimenting with a few things on Instagram and will happily share what I learn! xo Bryn

  5. Courtney

    These are good tips. I always get frustrated with instagram so i try to take a break from it every now and then to refresh.
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    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Taking breaks is always good! Being refreshed always helps! xo Bryn

  6. Katherine Swain

    Great post Bryn! I fully relate to everything you’ve said! Has the algorithm changed again in the past few weeks?? I’m seeing some major changes in engagement lately! 🙁

    Katherine | http://www.oneswainkycouple.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you Katherine! I think so! I’ve noticed a huge change again! It’s always such a bummer! xo Bryn

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