We are all human so we all make mistakes. Failure is a part of life. Despite knowing that failure is a universal experience, you may still find it difficult to pick yourself up by your bootstraps and carry on. You might feel you’ve gone down the wrong path and there’s no way back, especially if you’ve gotten yourself into trouble. While public records, background checks, and arrest records are available online and a mugshot lookup is just a quick search away, you can clean up your history and start moving forward. The process will take time but it is never too late to get back on your feet.
Allow Yourself to Feel
Failure is painful, humiliating, and just plain awful. So allow yourself to feel all of those feelings you have about it. Cry it out. Get upset. Let your emotions out. Write in a journal. Instead of ignoring or dismissing the issue, confronting it head on will help you to move forward and eventually past the failure.
Find a Support System
You’re going to need a lot of support to build yourself back up and heal. So talk it out with friends and family to help you release your emotions and let go of the past failure. And that support system isn’t just good for a shoulder to cry on. Spending time with your friends or relatives can also help to keep you busy and give you the support you need to get back on your feet. And research suggests having a network of support helps you to build resilience to overcome stress and painful experiences.
Take Care of Yourself
While you might get obsessed with starting your next project, don’t forget about your own needs. Indulge in self-care, get at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night, and eat a healthy, balanced diet filled with fruits and vegetables. Don’t skimp on your health care either. The Affordable Care Act has made having health insurance mandatory for every American. But if you’ve lost your job or don’t feel you are financially stable enough to afford health care coverage, you can sign up for a health insurance plan through medishare providers. Medishare insurance plans are part of the Christian Care Ministry and meant to be a more affordable option than normal health insurance. Through the program, members pay into a pool of money each month. When a Medi-Share member needs assistance with medical expenses, they then dip into that pool of resources. This kind of insurance program will not only help you with your medical bills, but make you feel like you are part of a community.
Exercise releases endorphins, the chemicals in your body that trigger happiness. By exercising regularly you will reduce the amount of stress you may be experiencing during this rough patch, increase your energy levels, and boost your mood. Try exercising in the morning to help raise your energy and lift your mood in order to take on the rest of the day.
Find a New Project
Get back out and there and throw yourself into your work! We all experience failure from time to time. But when you fall down (even if it’s flat on your face), getting back up and trying again is the best way to show that failure who’s boss. You don’t need a huge project to take on to feel motivated. It could be a side hustle gig or that idea that’s been rattling around in your brain forever that you finally have the time to take on. Having a project that inspires you and gets your creative juices flowing again will help remind you why your efforts are always worth it.
To read more on topics like this, check out the Health category.