Mood: All The Ds.

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.



14 responses to “Mood: All The Ds.”

      1. You’re welcome 😉

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  1. I got my first real taste of depression in 2020. I fell in a deep dark hole for a couple of months. I wasn’t mySelf. I climbed out though, eventually. I had put on 20 pounds. I didn’t feel good.
    Once I found a way up and out, I wrote about it. I left mySelf breadcrumbs to pull mySelf up and out again, if I ever let mySelf fall into that mind cavern again. And my writings became Integrated Spiral. ❤️🦋🌀🎼🙏☯️

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    1. Oh my. Thank you Sheila for sharing your story. I’m very glad to know you found your way out. What a great feat that is. Sure your writings and story will serve as a source of encouragement to someone out there. 🧡✨💫

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      1. That’s always the intention and the hope of sharing. Thank you for your beautiful comment! ❤️🦋🌀🙏☯️


  2. I’m thinking back on a strong disappointment of years ago. Your advice and encouragement would have been very helpful: “Be kind to yourself. You’ll recover. You’ll overcome. One day at a time.” These are good words to pass on to others in the grips of discouragement. Thank you, Cyn!

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    1. Thank you Nancy for sharing your thoughts. Your engagement means a lot! 🙂


  3. Fantastically put SunShine🤗

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  4. Allowing ourselves process our emotions properly helps us get by it. There is blessing in finding healing in the midst of the emotions. And yes, we shouldn’t let it deter us from trying again!. ❤💯

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    1. Absolutely Mercy! Processing allows and helps us forge ahead. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂💝

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    1. Yes! Yes! Yes!
      Thank you Lafieta for reading! 🙂


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