Bounce Back When Things Go Wrong

Bounce Back When Things Go Wrong

There are many obstacles you will encounter on the road of life, and sometimes these speed bumps can seem like a mountain.

Everyone has had those days where everything seems like it’s going against you, and nothing can seem to go right. When things go wrong in life it can catch you off guard but that still won’t stop many people from admitting they should have seen it coming.

Sometimes this may truly be the case, although many other times people don’t want to admit it or take action. When this is the case you might start doubting yourself or not believing on who or what you believe in. This can cause you to spiral out of control and feel defeated, when life is about getting up and fighting back. When your life throws you a curveball and you keep striking out, it can be a struggle to pick up the bat again. Here’s a few ways to bounce back after things have gone wrong and regain your fighting spirit.

Define happiness
Many times people fall into the trap of believing that happiness is a result of what happens in your life. This cannot be further from the truth. In reality happiness is defined by your approach to life and how your outlook handles situations.

Rein in your emotions
The last thing you need is a rash or emotional reaction to the things that have gone wrong in your life. When life deals you a bad hand, make sure not to lash out or say hurtful things that might impact your life or your loved ones.

Focus on what is
Don’t spend time dwelling on what could have been, or where it went wrong. Instead focus on the current situation and how to pull yourself out of the dredges and back onto the right path. This can be a difficult challenge, but it’s almost impossible when you are thinking about what went wrong and why it went bad.

Silver linings
Dark clouds may be overhead in your life right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a silver lining. Keep focused on what possible good can come out of this situation, however impossible that may seem now. Sometimes things happen for a reason, and staying positive can help you through these times.

Treat yourself with love and respect
The worst thing you can do is beat yourself up over the things that went wrong. Don’t fall into the common trap of blaming yourself, because it’s just a sinkhole of negativity.

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  1. Thom Slade
    January 01, 15:26 Reply
    "focusing on what is" is a great piece of core advise. very easy to get lost in the fog while going through a divorce.
  2. Jesse Yusufu
    January 12, 15:26 Reply
    Another fantastic article from BenW. Our disappointment should not deter us from making progress life. We need to be self-motivated in order to move on with life. I am really encouraged.

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