You are no stranger to disappointment.
The past two years have been full of disappointments: cancelled graduations and proms, weddings and concerts postponed, trips cancelled or put off indefinitely, and all manner of other kinds of letdowns.
And your experience with disappointment probably began when you were very young–like mine did, when I discovered in middle school that, despite the fact that my favorite fan magazines said that my favorite singing group, The Monkees, were scheduled to play near my hometown, and despite the fact that I made an obnoxious attempt to control the universe to make it so, it wasn’t.
Locking yourself in a closet, like I did, may not seem like a constructive way to deal with disappointment, but it was actually a pretty good first step.
Listen in for some help in taking a long view of what’s really happening when things don’t go your way…
Wooll, Maggie. “5 Proven Ways to Deal with Disappointment and Beat the Blues.” BetterUp, December 13, 2021. https://www.betterup.com/blog/disappointment