Life is going to throw you curve balls. When that happens, rather than beating yourself up for getting derailed, talk to yourself like a friend. “If you’re taking a lifelong perspective and you’re not aiming for perfection, then you’re going to have expectations that life is going to ebb and flow, which it does for everything,” Segar says.
It’s OK to be disappointed, but there’s no reason you can’t learn from it and try again. In the grand scheme of things, these bumps or misfires aren’t that big of a deal.