How to Deal with Disappointment

They say you can't always get what you want. But you can keep your head up and learn how to deal with disappointment


  • Step 1: Have a positive attitude Keep a positive attitude. When you feel like a victim, shift your attitude toward one of empowerment.
  • Step 2: Identify Identify the causes of your disappointments and write them down.
  • Step 3: Make a plan Find solutions to help resolve your feelings of disappointment. Make a plan and write down the steps you will take to meet your goals and overcome your frustrations with being disappointed. Then take action.
  • Step 4: Love yourself Love yourself. Know that you are good, worthy, and lovable.
  • Step 5: Enjoy life Enjoy life and take time for yourself. Set limits and treat yourself with respect.
  • TIP: Participate in activities that you thoroughly enjoy.
  • Step 6: Lean on friends and family Surround yourself with a good support group and meaningful objects or pictures to remind yourself of all that you have.
  • Step 7: Release feelings Release your feelings associated with disappointments by exercising or meditating.
  • FACT: Exercise helps relieve stress, improves mental function, and increases your energy.

You Will Need

  • Positive attitude
  • Awareness
  • Pencil or pen and paper
  • Goals
  • Pleasurable activities
  • Support group
  • Memorabilia
  • Exercise
  • Meditation

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