Life can never be constant, so cannot be the experiences. There is always a shift between happiness and sadness and successes and failures, some of which occur within a few moments of one another that a human becomes overwhelmed while adjusting.
Interestingly, the phase that we call a failure in our life doesn’t have to be something big. We fail in smallest of things such as sticking to a healthy diet and keeping up their exercise schedule, or finding a dream job, or sustaining a loving relationship.
And while these setbacks are pretty common with everyone, a few of us may get too impacted by them that a deep scar develops and remains for our lifetime. But, in the real sense, that is not how the story should go. There is an opportunity of growth in the guise of each failure, and as long as we keep up the hopes high, so will our spirits.
Failures are necessary and inevitable, but how we use them to grow stronger is what that matters. Here is how the teens and youth today can overcome the knocked-down moments of their lives and use them to shape better –
#1 – Accept it as a part of life
Failure acceptance, by no means, indicates trying to fail. It simply means that if there is a downfall in life, it isn’t the end. We can get back up and work again towards our final destination. It is natural to get upset and disappointed, but don’t let it hit you hard that you forget that this small hurdle is yet another chance to outgrow your limitations and be where we want to be.
#2 – Be realistic and honest
The post-failure moment is the most critical. We need to sit peacefully and look back what and where things went wrong. There could have been some distraction due to TV or mobile phone or lack of knowledge in regards to the task in hand. Confronting ourselves with mistakes we made is important so we don’t we play the blame game or miss what we could actually learn.
#3 – Don’t indulge in unhealthy practices
We often try to take away our focus from the failing situations by saying “I don’t care” or “That’s okay” but start filling in the void with overeating, drugs, smoking, or alcohol. While doing all that, barely do we realize that these things aren’t going to heal us in any way. In fact, they are just temporary reliefs which will soon become an addiction, exacerbating our long-term sufferings even more.
# 4 – Talk it Out
To deal with depression and anxious thoughts quickly, it best to pour our heart in front of our family and friends. Our loved ones are more connected to us than anyone in the world, so they can give us the right guidance to work out on things and use them to make us a better version of ourselves. Besides, there are plenty of therapists as well that can help us through difficult transitions of life with professional treatments.