I had feelings of despondency yesterday, where I felt particularly low. When I’m in that head space, I tend to analyse my feelings. Below are the most effective ways of dealing with emotional, mental and spiritual healing.

These help me:

  • Recognise how you feel in terms of your despondency (emotional, mental and spiritual pain);
  • Take some time out to reflect on things. What might have brought you to this place? Try not to over analyse, but try to pin point where and why you think you feel like you do.
  • When we’re looking at the outside in through reflection, you get to see exactly what has caused you to feel like you do;
  • Be kind to yourself, but be particularly kind as you work through the process;
  • Once you’ve pin pointed the issue and you’ve worked out how to find a resolve on it, you can then move on to something you feel you can achieve.

Once we begin to feel okay and we’ve come through the despondency stage, we can begin to build up our confidence again. The key is to allow ourselves to feel what we feel, relax and rest until we’re strong enough to move forward.

Always try to see tomorrow as another day for renewed optimism.

24 Aug, 2010

6 thoughts on “Despondency

  1. As I think about this post, it’s occurring to me that I’ve had some episodes of this somewhere down the line — but I can’t remember when they were or what triggered them at this moment.

    I do wonder, now that I at least have an understanding of what it is, if people who are “different,” say those who have CP like you and I do, aren’t more prone to having episodes of this happen, than other people would be.

    1. David, I personally think it doesn’t matter what any of us deal with, if we’re not coping with what we have to deal with, episodes of despondency will be there regardless, although I do agree that the harder the illness, the more prone to despondent feelings we will have.

  2. Great points. I agree that being kind to yourself is very important. Sometimes we’re harder on ourselves than others are.

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