How To Get Back To Your Best Self After A Setback

Setbacks: we all face them. Whether it be a problem at work, a falling out with a loved one, or a traumatic event or experience which seems impossible to get past, setbacks happen to the best of us. The best thing to do is to know how to tackle the problems you’re facing, so you can get back to your best self.

After a Traumatic Experience

If you have had a traumatic experience, such as being involved in an accident, it can really affect your confidence. This is even more the case if there are any long-lasting physical impacts, such as an injury.

Firstly, you need to be aware of the help you should receive to get back on the mend. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for a significant amount of compensation. In this instance, as well as turning to friends and family, look to for help and guidance. Knowing there are plenty of people you can turn to can help settle you and reassure you that there are solutions, no matter what the problem.


It’s important to give yourself time to recover, and not get ahead of yourself. You can head online and find information about getting back on track with your exercise routine, for example. Slowly but surely work up your strength and don’t go too hard too early. It may, quite literally, add insult to injury.


Tackling Problems With Your Job

A setback at work can be difficult, as the work environment is where most people spend their time. Feeling comfortable and happy in your job is essential. Not doing so can have an overwhelming impact on your general wellbeing.

The general point to take away?

If you feel unhappy, unconfident or not sure about something at work, talk about it.

Whether that be with a colleague you trust, a manager, or even friends or family, you may find that there is an easy solution to whatever the problem is. By talking and working through it, you will find the right answer. It might mean taking some time off to reset, or, in some cases, may mean looking for another job. Being confident in your own abilities is the most important thing to do in this instance, and don’t panic, as there is an answer for everything.

Falling out with a loved one

In personal relationships, we all make mistakes. No matter if it is a partner, family member or close friend, situations can get heated, and we can experience blips in our relationship. This can be a daunting experience, as something that once seemed so solid may seem less so all of a sudden. It could be for many reasons, but the important fact to remember is that we are all human.

We all make mistakes and occasionally have errors in judgement. Practicing patience and forgiveness is the best approach when it comes to setbacks in relationships; talking through the problem and working together to find a solution is much better than bottling up your feelings and holding on to resentment.

Zoe Griffin

Editor In Chief

Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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