Life is a cruel mistress.
It tends to give us moments of joy that we hope never end. At the same time, it tears us apart with moments of agony, pain, and suffering.
The response to the former is obvious. We are happy, ecstatic, and enjoy the moments of joy.
But our response to the latter is what determines the overall flavor of our life as mostly life is filled with disappointments mostly. Seldom is the case when what we want happens the way we want.
Better be prepared for it. If we don’t then our emotions are going to take us for a ride.
There are numerous ways to handle disappointments. The strategy that works for other people might not work for you.
My personal method to deal with it is that I detach myself from the event. This strategy works because we don’t allow ourselves to be reactionary. We are able to look at ourselves and the situation we are in objectively. This gives us time to act. That time delay allows us to craft our response.
Usually, when we face such situations we tend to become angry. The first response is always a knee-jerk response and is seldom the ideal one. Avoid it at all costs.
Habitual advice like count to 10 etc. also works along the same lines.
This is my strategy, however, you might have another. There are lots of effective ones out there
Here’s what Jim Rohn says about handling disappointments:
Learn to control yourself instead of your situations.
This is one of the best strategies to handle disappointments. We are the ones who we can control so exercise that control on yourself.
We can’t predict life, we can never assume that it’s all going to be sunshine and rainbows. Life is muddy. Learn to move through it. You can do it agitated, angry or being content.
I write daily here on my blog. There is no limit to the word count. I am not focusing on any topic here. I want to build a daily writing habit. This is Day 31 of the Daily Writing Challenge in 2022.