Do you feel like in this moment in life is one disappointment after another and that you’re struggling because of it? COVID-19 brought about a big change to the world and the way we live. Mental illness can intensify the effects of disappointment, throwing you for a loop that can leave you vulnerable. Try these tips to calm your negative emotions.

  • Allow yourself to feel your full range of emotions, recognizing the negative ones and being gentle with yourself for having them
  • Every day, identify one small action that will help you feel better emotionally, and do it
  • If you are taking medication or following a treatment plan.
  • Seek extra support from your therapist, online support groups, local organizations, or loved ones

Allowing yourself to feel your emotions around disappointments and taking steps to nurture yourself will help you cope. You just might find, too, that you make room for new ways to replace disappointment with new, positive experiences.