I have always tried to live a life of curiosity and gratitude. I still get angry and frustrated from time to time, but when one is curious you spend more time trying to figure out the source of frustration rather than concentrating on the feeling. When one lives a life of gratitude you then spend more time being thankful for the frustration and what you learn from it rather than concentrating on the feeling. Maybe curiosity and gratitude are coping mechanisms? One thing is for sure they help to keep you positive.
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."
- Melody Beattie