TOC o “1-3” h z u Introduction PAGEREF _Toc381195462 h 1Coping with disappointment PAGEREF _Toc381195463 h 1Conclusion PAGEREF _Toc381195464 h 2
IntroductionIn life one is likely to face disappointments. Life’s disappointments come in different sizes and shapes and they occur to people of different ages though at the core exists a similar principle. Disappointments exist as a result of the difference between what one expects and what is there in reality. Depending on how deep the disappointment is one might experience a wide range of emotions such as sadness, hurt, jealousy or anger over a period of time.
Coping with disappointmentIf one is already in the throes of disappointment they should not be depressed instead one should sit down and the alternatives that may present themselves in the situation. Denial is very powerful therefore accepting the situation as it is very crucial. For instance if the disappointment is someone that has not come through in the intended way then one should let go and focus on things that they will get positive returns.
One should also draw inspiration fro their role models after being disappointed. Very many people around us can be role models as they come through difficult situations successfully. This can be friends, family members or even celebrities. Gaining strength from their life journey’s of this people enable one to move forward towards their future as well as from disappointing situations.
Talking to friends or family can help one get cope with the situation easily. Letting out the disappointment is very important this is by letting people around you know how one feels. People can give their ideas on how best one can handle the situation. One should not allow themselves to be victims but instead one should be ready to talk of about disappointments, acknowledge them and forgive those that disappointed them and move on. Holding on resentment that is negative will only weigh someone down .one should not look back but forge forward.
One should find hope and optimism in their life. If the particular situation that lead to the disappointment has failed then should look forward to other options that can work out. Creation of other goals and objectives as well as finding people that will cheer one also helps the situation. In life there are always positive things to aspire to therefore one should not be afraid of taking risks simply because of one or two disappointments that someone has been through.
Some disappointments have the potential of hitting someone hard and it often takes time before working them through and moving forward. One should therefore be patient with themselves as they go through that phase of recovery. Knowing that at the end of the day there is hope in every situation and therefore approaching a situation differently ensures that one gets through the situation and any other disappointment that they might come across.
ConclusionCoping with disappointments is just the same as coping with loss. Disappointments help one build their character and patience if one deals with them appropriately. When one copes with the disappointment in a healthy way then one will reach a point where they not only accept the situation but also learn from it. Coping with disappointment is very difficult but if one words through it then other opportunities present themselves.