Everyone is disappointed form time to time. You may not get into a school, get accepted into a program, lose something valuable to you, end a relationship, relapse and many other things. You can be disappointed in yourself, in others and an outcome of things outside of your control. With disappointment lingering, how do you handle it?
Strategies to Handle Disappointment
Separate the event from your feelings about it. If you get caught up in your feelings, you will drag it out and make your self suffer more
- Don’t be a martyr. Choosing to suffer as a result of disappointment won’t make you feel better or improve the outcome.
- Don’t expect things to change right away. If you learn your sick or a relationship is damaged. You can take steps to solve the problem, but don’t necessarily expect for things to change overnight. They may and I encourage you to use the power of visualization to help alter your circumstances. It can take time for changes to manifest.
- Choose patience. With time, things will get better in your mind, heart and external experiences.
- Choose faith. It’s very comforting if you choose faith in believing God will provide for you in any way and that your desires are around the corner.
- Choose to be happy. Happiness can be hard to find when you’re struggling through disappointment, but there are tools to assist you,. Put on a funny movie. Visit a place you adore. Put on a piece of music you like. Hang out with a close friend. There are so many ways that if you focus on finding your happiness, you will.
Things You Will Get Out Of Disappointment
- You will learn something new about yourself and life.
- You can develop greater patience.
- You can cleave unto God.
- You will often learn what to do better next time .
- You will learn how to read others better.
I struggle with the same things as I try to take disappointment in stride. It isn’t easy but can be easier with time and unfortunately, practice. Disappointment never stops occurring in life so you might as well decide to deal with it rather than letting it control you.