The Anti-Burnout Club

How to Deal with Setbacks Both Big and Small

March 26, 2022 Bex Spiller Season 2 Episode 9
The Anti-Burnout Club
How to Deal with Setbacks Both Big and Small
Show Notes

Life never does run smoothly does it? In this episode, I talk about what we can do when we face setbacks, including small, inconvenient things that throw a spanner in the works through to larger more devastating setbacks that can be harder to bounce back from. I cover three key tips that can help you recover from setbacks that focus on self-talk, resilience, and being prepared.

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  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Working with failure
  • Hustle culture
  • Negative self-talk
  • Self-compassion
  • Reframing negative thoughts
  • Seeing setbacks as opportunities
  • Thought diary
  • Creating a plan B (Bare Minimum)
  • Setting your non-negotiables


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