Feelings of despondency yesterday, where we feel particularly low can just come from nowhere. If this is something you struggle with, perhaps try to analyse your feelings.

Below are suggestions for emotional, mental and spiritual healing.

  • 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 feel like you do.
  • Take time to reflect. When you’re looking at the outside in, you get to see what has caused you to feel despondent;
  • Be kind to yourself 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 resolve the issue or reason for your despondency.

The key is to allow yourself to feel what you feel, own those feelings. Relax and rest until you’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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