Feeling discouraged, disappointed, depressed, dismayed, displeased, or distraught?
You are not alone. We have all been there—I have been there. It’s not a pleasant space— where it feels as though the world is passing you by while yours is on pause. An unpleasant space of not wanting or even knowing how to dust yourself back up and keep it pushing. A space where sleeping in from sunrise to sunset is the only best reasonable action. A space where doubts creeps in and you begin to question your abilities. Discouragement is a heavy weight that is beyond capable to weigh you down if allowed to.
Is it possible for other people’s life to be on the move while yours remain on hold? No. It only feels that way because you’re feeling discouraged. The thing about feeling all the Ds at once is that it makes even doing simple routine of brushing ones teeth tasking. When you can’t get yourself to get out of the bed, then the world feels on stand still even when it isn’t.
But, why do we feel discouraged in the first place?
- Held high expectations?
- Miscalculated the output?
- Was too expectant?
- Clouded by emotions?
- Desire to have it now?
- Lack of control over the situation?
Whatever the reason may be, it doesn’t even matter because you’re already feeling the disturbance in your spirit. Now what? Allow yourself feel the emotions. You can’t pretend-like-everything-is-good your way out of an intense feeling such as discouragement. Feel it and feel it all at once—let it out your system to allow space for a new and positive energy.
Think of it as swallowing water. Water here represents the emotions. When you swallow, the body eventually excretes out the water. But if you hold on to the water in your mouth, it leaves no room for a pleasant water to come in.
Take a day, or two, or a week, or a month or however long you need to process, heal, & let it go. That in of itself is a very challenging task. So, while processing these emotions, be kind to yourself. You’ll recover. You’ll overcome. One day at a time.
Let the discouragement & disappointment fuel your dedication and determination to try again.