HOW TO OVERCOME IT:
DISAPPOINTMENT – LOSS – FEELING LET DOWN
Whether it is a failed marriage, a business or career loss, or a sporting setback.
As someone who has experienced all the above & more, I have a very realistic tried & tested way of dealing with DISAPPOINTMENT & LOSS.
1) When we experience setbacks, it is important to take time to process what has happened & how it makes us feel. It’s a form of grief & loss. Therefore you must acknowledge your feelings, process them & give yourself time & space to come to terms with the situation.
2) The sense of loss & unhappiness is often followed by anger, anxiety & depression & apathy. This can affect your physical & mental health. Headaches, stomach pain, not sleeping, stress & so on. Prioritize self-care during this challenging time. Engage in activities that bring you joy and help you relax. Maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising regularly, eating well, & getting enough sleep. Taking care of your physical & mental well-being will provide you with the strength & resilience needed to overcome adversity.
3) Accept what has happened & determine what you have learned from it.How you respond to these challenges determines your ability to overcome them. Be clear & concise as you pick through the circumstances * look for valuable lessons & most importantly * the seeds of personal growth & development. Instead of dwelling on the negative aspects of the loss or disappointment, reframe it as a valuable learning experience. Look for the lessons you can take away from the situation. Identify what worked, what didn’t, & how you can improve in the future
4) Apprecaite yourself & your skills & talents. Focus your energy on being kind to yourself. Do stuff that brings you joy & fulfullment. Reach out to friends or a professional for help & support. Do not struggle on your own.(this is crucial) Seek support. Surround yourself with a strong support system. Share your feelings and experiences with trusted friends, family, mentors, or colleagues. Their encouragement, advice & perspective can provide you with the motivation & guidance to overcome setbacks. Lean on their support to regain your confidence & focus.
5) I learned that the only thing you can control is your own attitude in any situation. Focus on a GROWTH MINDSET. Use what has happened as stepping stones on your journey. You are building your resilience for the future. This is a catalyst for personal transformation & growth. Cultivate a positive mindset & focus on the possibilities that lie ahead. It’s natural to feel discouraged or doubt yourself, but try to reframe negative thoughts into positive ones. Practice self-compassion and remind yourself that setbacks are a part of the journey. Stay optimistic & believe in your ability to bounce back & succeed.
6) Set new goals. After experiencing loss or disappointment, it’s important to set new goals for yourself. Define what you want to achieve & create a roadmap to get there. Setting realistic & attainable goals helps you regain a sense of purpose & direction. Break down your goals into smaller milestones to track your progress & celebrate achievements along the way.
:Remember, setbacks are a natural part of everyones journey. They are part of your journey, not the end. Accept, learn & move on. By implementing these strategies and staying committed to your personal growth, you can emerge stronger & more resilient on the other side. Keep learning & adapting. Continuously seek opportunities to learn & improve. Stay open-minded & be willing to adapt your strategies & approaches. Follow & associate yourself with positive people.
“GET ACTIVE IN YOUR OWN RESCUE – IF YOU CARE FOR YOURSELF AT ALL – AND DO IT WHILE YOU CAN.” – Marcus Aurelius Philosophe