Setbacks are part of life.
Whether it is in your personal life, your job, your fitness journey, or anything important in your life, setbacks can temporarily convince you to quit. Just when you think you are making major progress, the rug is pulled out from under you and you’re not sure what to do.
“Breakdowns can create breakthroughs” -Unknown
Sometimes everything has to fall apart before you can move forward. This is a very harsh reality of life, but knowing how to cope with major setbacks can help you for disappointments in the future.
Acknowledge the setback. Don’t avoid it and leave it be, facing it is the first step to overcoming the setback. You are going to grow stronger from it, even if it feels impossible right now.
Don’t assign blame.
Sometimes absolutely horrible things happen for no reason. The universe throws curveballs now and then when you are not prepared. But dwelling on the cause of a setback won’t help you move on.
Get out of your comfort zone.
You can’t let a setback stop you from living your life. You have to push yourself little by little and grow from the ordeal. It won’t be an overnight realization that you should put yourself back out there and take risks, but it’s all part of a bigger picture.
And at the end of the day, remember to give yourself time.