Failure can feel like the end of the world. No matter how
hard you worked to succeed, slipping up is stressful. But actually, failure is
the first step to making yourself an even greater gal. Check out these typical
types of mess-ups you might make- then read on for our tips on how to deal.
The bombed quiz
You’ve obsessed over flashcards and pushed through countless
cram seshes. And even after all that effort, there’s a big fat F scribbled at
the top of your test. Before you break down, it’s important to know that your
hard work definitely didn’t go to waste. Right now, school is more about
learning how to study than getting great grades. Talk to your teacher about
ways to raise your score, but focus on what went wrong during your test prep.
Did you start reviewing early enough? Should you use a different method for
memorizing info next time? Then switch up your study system and see how it
The classic crush
Working up the nerve to confront your crush is tough, but
it’s even harder to hear that he doesn’t feel the same way. No matter what, don’t
regret dishing your feelings! Being open was a bold move, so be proud of that
bravery. And besides, you’d never want to settle for a guy who isn’t totally
into you- wait for the one who’s psyched about ya.
The failed friendship
Whether you broke up from a battle or the friendship simply faded,
parting with your bestie stinks. You’ve tried to win her back, but mending the
relationship isn’t seeming so possible. Just like with guys, surround yourself
with people who want to be with you.
Find a fresh group of friends who are worthy of your time. And don’t sweat the
ditched friendship. You’ve tried your best to fix the sitch, and switching up
crews is a perfectly normal part of growing up.
The team cut
You’ve spent the summer practicing for your fave sport, and
you’ve gathered up the cutest gear. But when fall tryouts roll around and you
don’t make the cut, you’re devastated. You’ve basically just been told you’re
not good enough, and that hurts. It’s okay to have a small sulk sesh- but soon
after, dust yourself off and move on. There’s tons of other school stuff to get
in on. Pick up that old habit again, or try out something new. If you’re
feeling super stuck on that sport, use your disappointed mood as motivation to
work even harder for next year.
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BY JULIE HARANS ON 8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN dealing with a breakup, bust school stress, Help! I'm failing, cut from the team, in trouble, get your act together guide, self-esteem