3 Ways to Bounce Back from a Bad Experience

by Amanda Marit

Let’s face it, sometimes life hands us lemons, and it can feel difficult to see the purpose of it all. “Why me?” can take center stage, so with that, I’d love to show you a better way of thinking. A way that will pull you out of the quicksand and over to the pretty white sand somewhere on a beach. With a drink in your hand. Oh, and one of those cute little umbrellas!

Here are 3 great ways to bounce back from a bad experience:

1: Realize that everything happens for you, not to you

I love the idea that everything is happening for us, and not to us. I believe that every perceived bad experience has been served to us in order to heal something. When we find ourselves down and out, we should ask ourselves, “What was the purpose of this?” and then notice what answer comes up. There is a reason for everything that happens to us. Accepting and embracing this idea allows us to catapult ourselves forward.

2: Ask yourself 2 questions: What is the blessing? What is the lesson?

We have a choice to see failures and less-than-ideal situations as either an impediment or as a chance to learn. As crazy as it might sound, I can truthfully look back on some major snags and realize if I hadn’t gone through them I wouldn’t have learned my lesson or allowed myself to evolve into the woman I am now. Huge blessing! What plagues us is here to teach us. This can be challenging in the beginning when it’s easy to dwell on what’s wrong versus how to see the good in the experience. One day you will look back and see the part these situations have played in your story.

3: Be willing to become strengthened by the pitfalls

Imagine as if each lesson we derive from negative experiences is another tool to add to our tool belt. We can use our past to make us wiser, instead of holding us back from living each day to the fullest. Playing it smart is using each experience to our advantage. Let’s consider it all a blessing in disguise! You are stronger for all of the experiences that have challenged you, and you are now more equipped.

When you find yourself healing from disappointment, remember to be patient. It’s important to allow yourself to feel the feelings prior to moving forward. Bottling things up usually results in them re-emerging from the jungle at a later time. Your life is important, you have a purpose here, and the way you feel dictates the experiences you bring to your reality. Once we are ready to rise up, we are ready to launch forward into greatness!

With grace and gratitude,
Amanda Lacey

Amanda Marit

about the author

Amanda Marit

I have a passion for helping women step into their inner confidence and truly feel LIT up about life + believe that anything is possible! Who you really are at your core is a confident, vibrant, inspired person with no limits to what you can create in your life! I believe we all have the potential within us LET GO of what's holding us back from feeling this way. I want to help you feel ON FIRE with you who are and where you're headed. We'll create it all together.

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