How to Move On When You Make a Mistake

If you are like most people, then you have probably lost quite a bit of sleep to ruminating on past mistakes. Everyone does that. They lay in their bed at night and just as they are about to sleep, they start dwelling on some mistake they made. Sometimes the mistake was yesterday and sometimes the mistake was a decade ago. Thankfully, there are a lot of different strategies that you can try to make getting over a mistake a lot easier. In this article, you will find out a few different ways that you can get over mistakes, no matter how severe.


Look for Some Positives


No matter how severe a mistake is, there is a good chance that it may have some positive aspects to it. You have to try and look for a silver lining in any mistake and focus on that, instead of the negatives. A good example of this would be mistakes that cause you to learn something. We all make mistakes, but we also all learn from our mistakes as well. Focus less on the mistake, and more on what you learned as a result of the mistake.


Look at the Mistake in Context


One thing about humans is that we tend to really overinflate the impact of mistakes in our mind. Sometimes it can be helpful to try and distance yourself from a mistake and ask yourself “did it really matter in the end?” This happens a lot with social gaffes. People say the wrong thing to someone and assume that the other person was very offended by it and is thinking about it; however, the reality is often that the person has forgotten about the conversation entirely. So, it is worth distancing yourself from a mistake and asking if the mistake is really as bad as you are making it out to be.


Do Something to Make Amends


A big reason why so many people dwell on mistakes is that they don’t ever do anything to make up for the mistake. Making up for the mistake, if that’s possible, can really help you to stop dwelling on it. Obviously, this doesn’t apply to every mistake, but if you can think of a way to try and repair the damage done by a mistake that you made, that will go a long way towards helping you to overcome the mistake and move on.

6 Tips for Feeling Less Tired

Do you find that you are feeling overly tired and sluggish all the time? You aren’t alone if that is the case. A lot of people feel overly tired these days for various reasons. For some it’s because of long workdays, for others, it’s because of their diet, and so on. If you are tired of feeling, well, tired all the time, then this is the article for you. You are going to see 6 tips for feeling less tired.


Stop Zoning Out On the Couch

As strange as it may seem, one strategy for feeling less tired is to start using energy. You may think that this is counterproductive, but if your body detects that you aren’t using a lot of energy it will go into a sort of “sleep mode.” In this sleep mode, your body produces less energy and you feel a lot more sluggish. So, try getting up and walking around more often.


Get A Better Diet

As the saying goes, you are what you eat. Eating a poor diet is actually one of the major reasons that people feel tired all the time. In particular, a diet that is heavy in meats and carbs tends to drain you of energy because it requires so much energy to digest. Likewise, fast food also causes issues like this because of all the grease in the food. If you want more energy, try eating a breakfast that is rich in fruits and light protein.


Practice Stress Management 

We all live very stressful lives these days. Regardless of what causes your stress, the result is the same, you have less energy to work with. One of the most noted effects of stress is how it works to sap you of your energy. So, if you find yourself getting stressed, take a breather and practice some stress management. 


Drink More Water

Most people are at least a little bit dehydrated. Dehydration saps your energy. So, try to drink more water (coffee and soda don’t count).


Avoid Naps

Though they can be tempting, naps mess with your body’s internal clock and they can actually cause you to end up feeling even more tired than when you went to bed. If you do need to nap, stick to power naps of 20 minutes or less.


Lose Weight

This isn’t a short-term tip like the others are, but it’s still worth pointing out that for those of you who aren’t aware of this fact, being a bit overweight can have a very negative impact on your energy levels. 

Your Daily Word Prompt – Leftovers – October 15, 2019

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