Get over it – how to deal with disappointment

By admin
25 August 2014

It’s something we all have to face throughout our lives, and it’s something that can leave us stronger than before. It’s called disappointment, and it’s pretty much unavoidable. It’s part of life and growing up, but it gets easier to deal with, if you can keep your head and your heart strong.

It’s something we all have to face throughout our lives, and it’s something that can leave us stronger than before. It’s called disappointment, and it’s pretty much unavoidable. Whether it’s a friend letting you down, your parents not sticking to their word or that special someone you’ve had a crush on deciding to go for your best friend, disappointment is part of life and growing up. It gets easier to deal with, if you can keep your head and your heart strong.

1.       Feel it

There’s no point in trying to hide away from your emotions and feelings. Bottling it up may seem like the easiest thing, but it’s not the most beneficial thing in the long term. Let it all out. Cry. Speak to someone. Write in a diary. Paint. Run. Do whatever you need to do to experience your feelings in their most pure form. Once you’ve acknowledged how you feel, you can start making sense of it and working out how to deal with it.

2.       Get some perspective

Once you’ve given yourself a chance to experience your own raw emotions you’ll have a better handle on things and be better able to understand what you’ve been through. Mentally take a few steps back and assess your situation. Are things as bad as you initially thought? Has the world ended? Have you crumpled into a heap on the floor never to move again? Probably not. You’re alive and breathing, and the sun will rise again. Speak to someone you trust. Chat to a friend or relative and hear what they have to say. Chances are they’ve been through something similar and will know how to handle things.

3.       Deal with it

You’ve finally got your head around your situation and things may be a lot clearer. The next move is up to you. You decide if you’d like to forgive the person who betrayed you, who broke your heart or who wasn’t there for you when you needed them. Look inside your heart and decide whether your relationship with this person is healthy and whether it contributes to anything positive. If you can, try to find acceptance in your decision.

Disappointment is one of life’s undeniable and unavoidable challenges, and you have the courage and strength to deal with it in your own way.

-Megan Bursey

Source: tinybuddha.com

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