Five Strategies for Dealing with the Emotional Aftermath of a Big Mistake

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We make significant mistakes in our professional or personal lives, we can be left with an uncomfortable tangle of emotions. There’s the anger associated with making a simple error that can lead to major consequences, such as realizing that you didn’t renew your license in the middle of a routine traffic stop. There’s the shame of being a professional and making an amateurish gaff, such as forgetting your notes for an important meeting.

And there’s the general anxiety that comes with making a fool out of yourself in front of the most important person in your life, such as the stress you feel after your significant other points out the fact you didn’t remember the date of your wedding anniversary.

The fact is, no matter how old we become making a big mistake can still leave us feeling wracked with anxiety. A new Greatist article discusses a few different strategies that can be used to process those feelings. The first suggestion is to own up to your mistake as soon as possible.

You don’t want to take matters worse by adding unnecessary guilt into the situation. Another meaningful recommendation is to let yourself off the hook. No matter how bad the mistake was, you’ll ultimately have to move forward and dwelling on your errors will make things any easier. Follow link below to learn more ways you can recover after making a serious mistake.

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