Maybe you didn’t get that sought-after promotion. Or perhaps you were passed over for the raise you wanted. You might have even gotten your heart broken by a friend or loved one.
There’s nothing more frustrating than having your heart set on a goal that falls through. But disappointment is a part of life -- no matter how unfair the situation seems.
This is when coping tools are essential. The worst thing you can do is bury your disappointment, only to have it surface later on. You’ve got to take the lemons you’re given and make the best batch of lemonade possible.
Take a look at these four ways to deal with -- and overcome -- disappointment.
- Let it all out
Moving past disappointment means venting frustration in a healthy way.
The first is the old-fashioned method of physical exertion. Head to the gym with the goal of letting off steam. Climb on your favorite piece of cardio equipment and go to town. Or run on a treadmill, outside or on a track. The point is that you’re getting out your frustrations.