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How To Handle Making Mistakes

4 MIN READ • 22nd June 2021
Health and Wellbeing by Health and Wellbeing

They happen to us all and are an inevitable part of life – so why do we give ourselves such a hard time when we make a mistake? Bella Zanesco, author of Smart Girls Screw Up Too, tells us how to embrace mess ups and cope with the emotional downfall

It’s worth understanding from the get-go that no two people mess up in exactly the same way. You have your garden-variety screw-ups, which we’ve all done, such as ignoring the signs our bodies give us when burnout is imminent, or staying in a job where bullying is rampant. And then you have your over-achievement awards for screwing up – things I best not mention (brushes with death, debauchery and disease – whoopsie, thankfully you’re still here to tell the tale).

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