The Six Steps for Getting Over Disappointment IQ Doodle explores six steps you can take that will help you make the most of a disappointing situation and immediately start feeling better about your predicament.
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1) Stay Calm and Collected
Accept that disappointment is only a temporary condition that results from your perspective of the situation.
2) Acknowledge How You’re Feeling
By accepting you are feeling disappointed will help you to make sense of the situation.
What actually happened?
What should have happened?
Why am I feeling disappointed?
3) Re-Evaluate Your Expectations
You are feeling disappointed because you have failed to meet your expectations of the situation.
Were my expectations realistic and reasonable?
Did they set me up for disappointment?
4) Re-Assess the Situation
Possibly the circumstances are not as bad as you make them out to be. Just maybe there is some value to be found here.
What’s something positive I can take away from this situation?
5) Turn Disappointment into a Challenge
Make the most of the situation by challenging yourself to make improvements.
What can I learn from this situation?
How can I use it to do better next time?
6) Modify Your Objective
Set a different objective that’s within your control and that plays to your personal strengths.