How to subsist through disappointment and resolve it before it becomes sever enough to transform into a hard to cure depression.
Anyone undergoing disappointing, a crisis, or a life changing event experiences a sense of loss and is suddenly thrust into an unfamiliar and unwanted world — a world that can be ruthless, frightening and disturbing.
This emotional intensity should in due course alleviate and reinstated by an innate desire to sooth the pain, mend the wounds, make adjustments and hopefully improvements. This is reminiscent to losing a loved one, a career, a genuine source of security and protection in life, a sever health issue, losing faith in oneself or in people….. sadly the list of life’s unsettling grievances and hits is endless.
When we are disappointed we deal with negativities like anger, sadness, sense of failure, inadequacy, low self esteem, vulnerability, and episodes of losing faith. If these reactions are denied or left unresolved, the aftermath of disappointment can develop into a sever case of depression and jeopardize our immune system.
The key to properly handle disappointment and actually most aspects of disillusionment is to honestly and fairly recognize and develop alertness to what we are going through, whatever you do, you should not deny what negative emotions you are passing through, or mope over how the situation could have been avoided or prevented.
Remember we are human and we have to live deeply, and this is how we should normally react to life’s prejudice and distresses. Give yourself the space and time to grief, lament, allow yourself to be angry without overdoing or indulging in the devastation.
Disappointment is a psychological wound when it hits it requires careful attention, and pain is mostly felt when it touches the soul. To deny your feelings out of bravery you do not really feel, is to prolong your suffering, and curtail your opportunity for personal growth. You should rather gain strength in the process and advance a step higher in self fulfillment rather than develop depression that in most probabilities will be left untreated to eventually become chronicle.
Healing of damaged emotions takes time and honest self confrontation. However, each day adopting a methodology of healing brings in a renewed hope and a light in the dark tunnel of melancholy. It can be helpful to realize that in life’s most difficult days all that we can do is simply take things extremely easy, merely tend to our hurt psyche.
When coping with loss it is accommodating to follow the basic rules of a healthy life’s routine, get enough sleep or at least enough rest. Remember to get regular exercise to relieve stress and tension. Learn to breath deeply, eat a balanced diet, give yourself a temporary allowance to a little comfort food. Drink plenty of water and fluids to flush your system and cleanse toxins out of your body. Keep in mind our body and soul are entwined and constitutes one unit, when the body is in good shape the soul follows suit. Do not mask your pain with alcohol, drugs or medication, or whine over it, instead live the pain and share it with friends and family who really care. Be with people who can comfort and sustain you. Indulge in a recreational and creative activity, vent your pent up emotions and frustrations in a diary, paint, music, handicraft… whatsoever you enjoy doing and can ease your soreness.