Millions of people are currently watching the Olympic games. However, due to Covid concerns, the games look different than ever before.
Nonetheless, there’s something that’s consistent among all the events; some of the athletes aren’t getting the results they’ve hoped for.
I can certainly relate. Can you?
The truth is we’ve all experienced disappointing results. How we handle our disappointments, however, is crucial to our mental health – and something most Olympic athletes have learned.
To process your disappointments (so that you’re not sidelined), do the following:
- Validate your feelings; give yourself permission to feel them without any shame or guilt.
- Express understanding, compassion and grace to yourself, as you’d do for a good friend.
- Learn to become a supportive and affirming caretaker of yourself. (That’s the equivalent of winning a gold medal.) How can you celebrate the valuable woman that God created IN YOU – not for your accomplishments but simply for who you are? How can you become your greatest source of encouragement?
Learning to handle our disappointments in a healthy and productive way is a key to getting Olympic results.
*Photo by Sharon Herald