There are times when family affairs disappoint you. On page 79 ‘Outside the Box’, there are four suggestions on how to handle disappointment. What do you think of each suggestion? If you do not have issues that are family related (include the wider family, adoptive family, guardian), consider other disappointments in your life with other people who are supposedly close to you.
*To answer the above question, you could consider if you agree each of the suggestions and decide if they could really be useful in helping you to get over your disappointment(s) with your siblings/parents/cousins/guardians, etc.
Doing something we are good at is an excellent way of raising our self-esteem, but we do not always have the time to do so. So, the easiest and quickest way (not necessarily the most effective) is to remind your self that everyone goes through some hard times and obstacles in life that don’t last, and that all you need to do is just chill and find something positive (there’s always something good, right?) about the situation. Something even more time consuming (but at least you can venn your frustration, depression, whatever) is to find a healthy way to express your emotions, like writing in a diary, going for a walk, talking to your confidante, and other stuff. Acknowledge everything you are thankful for, or improved your day, like Also, try to keep track of everything so that you will feel more in control of your life and not lost while everything is whizzing past you and you do not have a clue what’s going on.