Over the years, I identified a variable in my life that I called The Frustration Factor. The Frustration Factor is used to identify things that irritate one’s life. It can be applied to anything that is causing you to lose energy or become emotional. For example, if one of your kitchen cabinets has a loose hinge and keeps coming off every time you open it, and it causes you to get mildly upset, and you think to yourself, “stupid door.” Or if the battery life on your phone keeps getting shorter and you need to find electrical outlets wherever you go to charge it, and it causes some level of irritation, that is The Frustration Factor.
There are more important things like relationships, finances, or health where this variable can be also be applied to, but if you start with the small stuff, you free up energy for the bigger things. Since frustration is a variable, it can change. Action is needed to Eliminate frustration. The totality of these frustrations is what causes people to be miserable. As you fix these issues and free up your energy, you feel better, leading to a joyful life.