Dealing With Disappointments
They can hit you unexpectedly, leaving you wondering “why me?” A disappointment is sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes or expectations. Sometimes you don’t see a disappointment coming, while at other times, you can expect one.
It is always easier said than done, but you almost have to train your mind to expect future disappointments. Living with the belief that everything is going well is a great mindset to have, but know that somewhere along the way, the pattern will be broken by an upset.
It’s just the way life works. It may or may not be your fault. Sometimes you understand what led to the disappointment, allowing you to learn and grow from the mistake. Other times, you may never find out why a disappointment has occurred; there’s nothing wrong with that!
Not all disappointments are learning lessons. Sometimes you are just meant to experience the suffering and pain. Some of you may ask, “how much pain am I supposed to go through in life? That’s all I ever experience, pain!” A lot of us feel this way too! It’s not an easy question to answer.
But the best thing that you can do is to stay positive. It may feel as if this advice is overplayed, but in reality, it’s so underused! Be honest with yourself and recount how much negativity there truly is in your life:
- People in your surroundings
- Arguments with friends, coworkers and family
- Your own thoughts chirping away in the background
Set this truth into your mind today: do not be upset with disappointments, for they help you appreciate what is positive and beautiful in life.
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)