It’s been about two months since I started my blog. When I first started I was luckily put into contact with a couple popular mental health publishers. They were looking for potential bloggers & I was so excited to apply.
Unfortunately one of the publishers went with another applicant which I found out this week. I was pretty crushed. Dealing with disappointment can be a trigger for me. It can send me in a tailspin of depressive thoughts.
I learned a few things this week that helped me cope which I want to share with you.
Tips to cope with disappointment:
Rely on your support system
My support system has gotten me through some of the toughest times in my life. Luckily I’m surrounded by people who lift me up instead of bring me down. Their words of encouragement raised my spirits.
I have a hard time listening & following people’s advice. I usually tend to learn things the hard way. When dealing with disappointment I really needed to LISTEN to what my girlfriend’s were telling me. They’re right when they say better opportunities are ahead of me.
Trust the process
Things happen for a reason. That is something which I struggle to believe. We need faith to believe that when one door closes, another one will open.
Focus on what you can control
It would have been easy to let myself wallow & drown in the feeling of disappointment. I needed to remember all my blessings in my life. Focusing on my family, friendships & work really helped switch my perspective that things will be okay.
I won’t quit writing. It’s something that I love to do & I believe in my heart that it’s not just helping me but others too. We need to keep pushing forward no matter how hard it may seem.
Disappointment happens. Life doesn’t always workout the way we want it to. But who knows what might happen in the future? Rather than focusing on the negative, believe that the beginning of something wonderful & new might just be waiting for us ahead…