It’s normal for unwelcome surprises and moments of uncertainty to throw off our days - and it’s normal for them to get us down. For those times when we’re derailed, we can get back on track more quickly by using simple, science-based techniques that will get us out of our funk. And the even better news is that humans are naturally resilient in the long term, so even when truly awful things happen, we have a remarkable capacity to bounce back.
Everyone has off days - we can learn to get back on track when we’re derailed by using simple, science-based techniques that will get us out of our funk.
When something goes wrong, practice “distancing” to give yourself some much-needed perspective
Reflect on what you can learn from a situation that doesn’t go as planned - you’ll thank yourself in the future
Help yourself move on from a poor outcome by reappraising the situation: list the facts, highlight your assumptions, and try to generate alternative interpretations of what happened
Work the mind-body loop: sleep, exercise, and take mindful moments throughout your day