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Tapping on Feelings of Disapointment

dis·ap·point·ment /ˌdisəˈpointmənt/ Sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one's hopes or expectations.

Whether a friend cancels plans, someone you were relying on doesn't hold up their end of the bargain, mother nature causes destruction and a rescheduling of events - whatever the case may be, I think it's safe to say we have all felt disappointed at some point in our lives.

Disappointment can be complex and often stems from sadness. It can also be associated with grief when we feel we missed out on an opportunity. The feeling isn't all bad though because it shows you just how much you really care about something. And as we build resilience we get stronger and learn life lessons.

It's important to acknowledge the emotions we feel so we can move through them. Ignoring them or distracting yourself while helpful in the short term will come back to bite you in the long term. As you allow yourself to feel it, you'll likely get a perspective shift. (You'll notice where this happens for me in the video - when I realize just how much I care and how I'm open to the lesson it is trying to teach me). Feeling the emotion also allows you to accept it, and true healing can happen from that place!

Remember you don't have to do this work alone. Ask for help if you need it. I am here to support you in whatever way I can.

Sending all the love your way!


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