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3 Scientific Ways to Recover From a Setback

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How to make it through a setback.

At Austin Visuals, many companies come to us for help using our video creation services. Some companies are already prosperous, but most of them are in need of a boost. Written by The HartfordView, the following modified article is one that we keep in mind when working with our clients. Recover from a setback by starting with this: we all make mistakes. It’s what we do after we stumble that determines our success.


1. Be an optimist.

Virtual reality in science News – If you weren’t born one, fear not: optimism can be taught.

Optimistic people do a good job of recognizing bad events as temporary, compartmentalizing them so they don’t seep into other aspects of their lives, and externalizing them rather than completely blaming themselves for what happened.


2. Use healthy coping mechanisms.

Resist the common urge to throw a pity party on the couch and binge-watch TV while you overeat in isolation. Active coping, in which you use your resources to manage negative emotions and improve your situation requires more effort but will help you feel better in the long run.

Active coping methods include engaging in social activities and exercising, which releases endorphins, the chemicals in our brain that make us feel good. Recent research from Princeton even suggests that exercise reduces anxiety and helps people better deal with stress.

3. Learn from your mistakes.

Your mistakes can even help those around you. Ash Norton is a chemical engineer and founder of Ash Norton Engineering Leadership. She says she’s made lots of mistakes throughout her career, but she never let them hold her back. In fact, she made a conscious effort to share them with those around her, which helped her whole organization improve.

There probably is not an entrepreneur among us who hasn’t faced a setback. It is how we handle those challenges that determines our success. Luckily, we have science on our side.



Now that I am recovered from the setback, what do I do?

Hopefully you were able to recover from your setback and are ready to make the most out of your project! So, look no further!

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