Too many a time we do not get what we expect. That is when disappointments set in. How can you turn them around? This article highlights some of the effective ways you can deal with them.
Here are a few way-outs:
1) Be calm and live in the moment
Soothe yourself and come back to think of the moment you are in. Are you angry, annoyed, full of bitterness and hate? Actually the moment you are in carry none of the feelings. You are calm and serene and nothing bothers and worries you. So why not practice it more often? When you are feeling low or less than, calm yourself down and concentrate on the present moment. You will have the rightful peace of mind.
2) Relax to and fro in an easy chair
After having a light meal, sit down in an easy chair and swing to and fro. Put on some light background music. Your feelings of bitter disappointment earlier in the day disappear. That is because swinging in your easy chair and getting caught up in the beats of the light music cheer you up. You can once more see the light of the present moment and feel joyous again.
3) Cry if you feel like
If the disappointment is too big to handle and you cannot bear it, allow your emotions to flow out by crying. Do not wallow in self-pity for too long. You know you can handle your problem because every problem has a solution in many ways. After you have allowed to drain out your emotions, you will feel okay. Everything is as perfect as it should be and you just bounce back to your normal schedule.
4) See if you can perceive it as a comedy
Allow yourself to perceive your disappointment in your mind's eye and see if you can convert it to a comedy. If you can allow yourself to laugh out a belly aching one, that should work wonders because you forget your disappointment in a flash.
5) Be your own cheerleader
Help yourself to be your own cheerleader when disappointment surrounds you. You can remember some of the things you simply love doing. Choose one and get absorbed in it, losing yourself in it and enjoying thoroughly. Where is there space for disappointment then?
Summing up, these are five great ways you can loosen yourself from the ropes of disappointment, bounce back and enjoy your life to the fullest.
Rosina S Khan has authored this article, highlighting how you can deal with disappointments effectively.