How To Cope When Things Do Not Go According to Plan

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Have you ever been stood up? Or painstakingly prepared for something that is cancelled at the last minute? If yes, then you can probably recall the terrible feeling that comes with it. The frustration would be even worse if it involves life-changing events that involve your career and relationships. The experience can leave you stunned, confused, and hopeless. But as we always hear, the world does not stop turning when things do not go your way. So no matter how devastated you feel, you can only allow yourself to wallow in unpleasant thoughts for a while. After grieving over the fact that you put in too much effort for nothing, it is time to gather yourself together and move on.  You cannot expect it to be an easy process so you may need the following reminders discussed below:

Change your mindset.

Instead of feeling unfortunate because of the change of plans, you can start believing that fate may actually be doing you a favor. Remember that everything happens for a reason so lady luck may have good reasons why it did not allow your plans to push through. Your journey to recovery may be faster if you change your mindset and start thinking that it happened because it will give way to far better things for you.

Reflect on the lessons.

Our experiences, whether good or bad leave us with lessons that can make us wiser. So while wondering why you had to ditch your plans and start over, you can also reflect on the things you had discovered about yourself and the people around you.  You can view your realizations as lessons that can help you prepare better or altogether avoid similar circumstances.  

Focus on your next move.

You can keep on fixating about what went wrong or how you could have prevented it from happening. Yet since it is almost impossible to change what happened, it is also useless to keep on mulling over the past. You will be better off by finding ways to cope and turn things around.  By focusing on the present and the days ahead, your bad experience will cease to bother you in no time.

They say change is the only constant in this world. Some changes are for the better while there are changes that push us to take a step back and wait. Yet, no matter how many changes come your way, always remember that you are a strong and smart individual that is destined to cope, survive, and win it over.

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