Many of us have felt a sense of disappointment and loss since early March, when the impact of Covid-19 began. Life as we knew it, stopped in its tracks.
There we were walking through life and a roadblock was dragged in front of us. Beyond it we could imagine the things we had planned, or hoped to do. Parties, sleepovers, meeting friends, holidays, exams, graduations or going to work had all been cancelled.
Less obvious things that many of us have lost are the freedom to plan or spontaneously leaving the house.
Feel disappointment your way
Each person will notice or feel these disappointments differently. Some of us may not feel much loss at all and are just rolling with the situation.
We may find it difficult to describe specific feelings, but notice a longing for life as it was. There may be a sense of sadness, moodiness, hopelessness, anger or anxiety.
We might notice the feelings of disappointment quite clearly. It might come as a feeling in our body, heart or belly, along with thoughts of what we are missing, the plans we had or people we haven’t seen for some time now.
Feelings might run deeper for some losses more than others. Sometimes the feeling of disappointment can be very strong, even for something that we might think is small.