Frustration: How It Affects Your Health


It may not seem obvious but frustration can adversely affect your health.

Please consider the following: you cannot be healthy if your body and being are not getting your needs met. When your needs are being met, you are not frustrated and therefore healthier. You are also more easily functioning at your highest level.

Ideas About Frustration

Frustration is a complicated subject and there are many ways of thinking about it:

  1. in a capitalistic economic system, the health implications of self denial is not well considered. We are expected to frustrate our needs for rest and balanced living in the pursuit of money.
  2. frustration can be viewed as a form of caring, when we put someone else’s needs ahead of our own.
  3. accepting frustration can be a sign of maturity when we accept an imperfect world, that does not always perform as well as we would like
  4. frustration can have political implications, when some people’s needs are served more than others. An example would be the uneven support for the educational needs of all children.
  5. spiritual ideas about non-attachment directly deals with problems related to desires and frustration. When we eliminate desires and expectations, we eliminate frustration and the potential abuse that can come from it.

Frustration And Health

You could say that we have many conflicting ideas about doing without and therefore it can be difficult to make sense of how to deal with the feelings created by it as it relates to our health and well-being. So here are one ideas to consider:
  1. frustration to your body’s functioning means that nutrients and oxygen do not reach your cells causing a form of malnutrition.
  2. when toxins enter your body and bloodstream they will be distributed throughout your body, impairing the functioning of your cells.
  3. when your food is not properly digested it enters the blood stream and creates congestion in the body.
  4. when your digestion does not function properly your immune system does not get the support it needs.
  5. when you eat too often you do not give your body enough time to fully digest food so it ends up becoming sludge in your body.
  6. when your nutritional needs are not met, your body is sluggish from toxins, undigested food and lack of sleep, your emotional and mental condition is affected as well.

Taking Control Of Frustration

To understand more about how nutrition and health practices create or eliminate frustration in the body, I recommend the book, Perfect Health, by Deepak Chopra.  It is one of the best books available on how to create perfect health.

Taking control of physical discomfort created by not getting our needs met such as getting enough sleep, eating healthy food and eliminating toxins from your body will help you be your best and eliminate the larger unhappiness of not being at your best and the consequences that go with it. Developing wisdom and perspective can help your mental and emotional balance by keeping your expectations and desires and even idealism from harming you.

Tackling the important issue of frustration is a great way to develop greater quality of life and make it easier for you to show up in the best way possible.

About Maria Hill

Maria Hill is the founder of Sensitive Evolution. She is the author of The Emerging Sensitive: A Guide For Finding Your Place In The World. In addition, she has created the immersive Emerging Sensitive Program using cultural and personal development frameworks to help sensitive people master their sensitivity and turn it into the asset it can be. She also offers The Magic Of Joy program for quantum healing and the Emerging Sensitive Community focused on living in the world as a sensitive person and navigating the challenging cultural shifts of our times. She is a longtime meditator, reiki master, student of alternative health and Ayurveda. Maria is a Certified Theta Healer and certified in Spiral Dynamics. She is an abstract painter whose portfolio can be found at Infinite Shape and also very interested in animal and human rights and the environment.


  1. elena on August 24, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Hi I’m glad that you are here I am 61 yes. old and I been suffering out of this Frustrated it seems that is getting worse any kind of noise drive me crazy neighbors sit on back yards laughing smoking horse playing irritae me in a way that I get so angry that I’m hurting myself

    • Maria Hill on August 24, 2015 at 11:22 am

      Hi Elena,

      I recommend that you get earplugs, a headset and perhaps a white noise machine to help you block out the noise. I also suggest New Age instrumental music which fills you with a gentle feeling of space. You need a way to reduce your frustration. If there are any therapists in your area that can help you that could be good also. I hope this helps.

      All the best,