Sometimes your plans don’t work out and you can just shrug it off as part of life. But there are also times when having your hopes and expectations dashed can feel like a lead weight in your stomach.
Disappointment can be a bitter pill to swallow, and there’s no doubt that two years into the pandemic we’ve all had our share of setbacks, thwarted goals and upended plans to deal with.
Disappointment is a simple, completely understandable feeling. “It happens when you feel sad or unhappy because an expectation or hope hasn’t been fulfilled,” says Johannesburg life coach Nelene Flemming. It’s a completely natural reaction, confirms Rean Steenkamp, a life coach from Pretoria.