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Best of Our Blogs: January 23, 2015

I’d like to talk about Disappointment with a capital D. It’s a sharp stomach wrenching sadness, an ache, a yearning for things to be different than what it is.

I can recall rejection letters, relationships, careers, and travel plans that didn’t work out. At the time, it felt like disaster, devastation and dismay, but what I didn’t know was that disappointment would turn into discovering a new way of living my life, if I was courageous enough to let it.

How do you cope when life has different plans for you? How do you render your dreams with the reality in front of you? The way you deal with disappointment is the way you deal with life.

Yes we may want to bang our fists on the ground and scream like a 2-year-old, but if we can mourn the loss and find acceptance, we’re likely to spend less time in misery and suffering and more time in the unexpected gifts in our lives.

The job I didn’t get? The relationship that didn’t pan out? The opportunity that passed me by? Thank god I didn’t get them. If any of them had worked out, I wouldn’t have had the amazing life I have now.

Are you going through a setback? You may have not chosen the life you have right now, but read our posts and you may end up being glad things happened the way it did.

Ryan Gosling and 7 Other Famous People with ADHD!
(Reaching Life Goals) – Think you’re the only one challenged by Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder? You’ll be surprised by this list of successful, well-known celebrities who also have ADHD.

Life Hack: 15 Ways to Repurpose an Old Yoga Mat
(Your Body, Your Mind) – Does anyone else have a yoga mat that’s ready to retire, but don’t know what to do with it? Here are several creative and practical ways to reuse them.

True Greatness: The Pain of Hidden Illness
(Sorting Out Your Life) – Those who suffer from pain and illness that can’t be seen on the outside often suffer alone. This post is dedicated to them and how courageous, strong and great they truly are.

Four Bottom-Side-Up Self-Esteem Tips
(NLP Discoveries) – Got a healthy dose of self-esteem? You might have tried a few ways to improve the way you feel about yourself, but I’m betting you haven’t tried these.

Three Ways To Transform A Setback
(Leveraging Adversity) – As much as we don’t enjoy them, setbacks are a reality. But the key isn’t preventing them from happening, it’s learning how to deal with it. The next time a job loss, heartache or a missed opportunity has got you down, try this.

Best of Our Blogs: January 23, 2015


Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.

Brandi-Ann Uyemura is a freelance writer specializing in self-help, spirituality, psychology and small business articles. She has a BA in English from University of Oregon and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Santa Clara University. She writes for various companies and publications and teaches stress management workshops. For more information, see her website Brandi-AnnUyemura.com.


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Uyemura, B. (2018). Best of Our Blogs: January 23, 2015. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 19, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/blog/best-of-our-blogs-january-23-20/
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