What to do When You Feel Like a Failure

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Any of these thoughts sound familiar? 

"There's no way I can do this!"

"I'm not smart enough."

"Why even try? I know I'll fail."

Here's the thing. We can't always control what thoughts pop into our head. But we can control how we react to them. Believe it or not, you can navigate around those negative thoughts. Keep on reading to learn more.

Think Small

When we are overwhelmed with negativity, starting and completing tasks can feel next to impossible.

A great way to get yourself out of that rut is by breaking up large tasks into small manageable ones.

Which task sounds more manageable?

1) Jogging for 30 minutes a day?

Or

2) Jogging for 5 minutes a day?

Once you get comfortable at the 5-minute mark, you can slowly work your way up.

Accept Your Thoughts

Have you ever gotten mad at yourself for getting stuck on a negative thought?

Not exactly the best way to move past it.

Instead of judging yourself, try coming to terms with your thinking.

So, you had a negative thought.  That's okay. It is just your anxiety speaking to you. Feelings are not facts. 

Accept it. Understand it. Move forward. 

Redefine Failure

Who says failure has to be a bad thing? Failure isn't dangerous. Failure can't hurt you.  You need to alter the way you look at the situation.

Every moment both positive and negative is a teachable moment. How did this "failure" make you a better person? What did you learn from this? The answers may surprise you. Learn More

Posted on September 3, 2019 .