Shine your light.
Disappointment is like a dark, cancerous sludge. It can spread into every aspect of your life. It can cloud every thought, action, and deed. It can dim even the brightest of days. It can dash dreams and douse hope’s fire.
If you let it.
While disappointment is powerful, you are, too. You can blast through that tarry sludge.
Disappointment taints our thoughts. Literally brings them down because we hyper-focus on the event that disappointed us. As we do that, our thoughts turn negative.
I can’t believe this happened. I can’t do anything to change it. I’m weak. It is my fault. Why even bother. Life isn’t fair.
See how those just keep getting worse?
When you start verbally punishing yourself, focus on switching the thoughts up.
I can survive this. I’m strong. I’m worthy. Then you can be more solution-focused when tackling the issue.
Positive actions can help, too. When we’re locked in our disappointment, we‘re often very self-focused.
Helping others is a good way to step out of that. It can give you clarity and energy. It can get you off that couch and away from heaviness that accompanies disappointment.
Do not give disappointment power over you, your thoughts or your behaviors. You are strong. You are powerful. You are worthy.