In the shadow of the midterm election, I figured a post about dealing with losses would be fitting as we continue to discuss balance, wellness and maintaining perspective. While I love to chat politics, I am going to keep this a decidedly non-political post.
We all have experienced losing. Whether that be in a competitive sport or musical contest, vying for a promotion at work or even the end of a relationship, losing means that we didn’t get what wanted (or expected) to get. Losing sucks. Below are three ways that might help you process the disappointment and to move forward after a setback.
By owning the loss, taking the “big picture” approach and examining the experience you should be in a better place to continue to pursue your goals and dreams without letting any setbacks or disappointments come between you and the life that you see for yourself.
* note: the above is not meant to apply to the death of a loved one or the ending of a long-term relationship. Those losses (and any loss that impedes your ability to carry-out day-to-day living) are best addressed by speaking with a mental health professional.
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