A week ago Hillary Clinton suffered a crushing defeat at the polls. A couple of days later one of her supporters encountered Clinton out hiking near her home in Chappaqua.
This news caught my eye because I remember after suffering one of the most devastating losses of my adult life I took to walking almost every day for hours. It was therapeutic, and I frankly could not think of any other way to deal with my misfortune. And it helped me understand that taking one day (or one step) at a time was an effective way to deal with life’s adversities.
How do you deal with loss and disappointment? Whether it’s a small setback like not getting an expected promotion or a large one like the death of a loved one, we’ve all had to find ways to handle loss. Do you try to put it out of your mind and carry on with your regular routine? Do you exercise? Do you overeat or drink? Does religion offer you comfort? Do you turn to deep self-analysis? Do you seek out support from close friends? What works, and doesn’t work, for you?