I sometimes have feelings of despondency that come from nowhere. If this is something you struggle with too, perhaps you could try analysing your feelings.

Below are suggestions for emotional, mental and spiritual healing.

  • Recognise how you feel around your despondency (emotional, mental and spiritual pain);
  • Take some time out to reflect on why you’re feeling down. 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;
  • 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 have pin-pointed the issue and you’ve worked out how to find a resolve on it, you can then sort the reason for your despondency out.

I believe it’s important we own our feelings, allow ourselves to feel what we feel, instead of trying to rush them away. Instead we must relax and rest until we’re strong enough to move forward.

It doesn’t matter what we deal with, 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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