3 Tips on Dealing with Disappointment

It can be tough dealing with disappointment. Believe me, I know firsthand. I’m currently in the home buying process and boy is it difficult. I lost a home that I really loved to another buyer and that was not a good feeling.

However, you have to realize that life is full of disappointments. You’re not going to always get what you want or have things go the way you want them to. It’s just something that you’ll have to get used to.

But just because things don’t go your way doesn’t mean that you have to stay disappointed forever. Here are some tips on dealing with disappointment.

1. Understand you can’t have everything – Like I mentioned earlier, you can’t have everything and everything can’t go your way. The sooner you understand that the better.

On the other hand, sometimes being disappointed has less to do with something you can’t have. For example, you could be disappointed because one of your parents didn’t show up for your basketball game.

Something like that isn’t about you being fussy about something you can’t have. It’s natural to get disappointed over something like that.

Try not to let it get to you though. Know what to expect the next time around so that you’re not disappointed anymore.

2. Talk about it – Talking about why you’re disappointed can really help. I spoke with friends and family about the home I lost to another buyer and they were really there for me.

Now it took me a long time to get over that. I was really hurt. But then I came to the realization that there were other homes out there for me to look at and one of them would be mine.

Putting your feelings out there can really help if you’re willing to do it.

3. Get over it – Easier said than done uh? It’s ok to be disappointed because it will happen. The key though is to not let it hold you. You’ll eventually have to get over it and move on.

Don’t let it get you down. Address the situation and move forward. You’ll feel a lot better once you do.

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