So you had an “oops!” moment—join the club. The secret to
conquering your boo-boos is not to dwell on what happened, hunnie, but to set
to work fixing it straight away. Your motto from here on out? Damage control!
Apologize, and mean
You asked the teacher the same question she had just
explained after you zoned out. You said something you shouldn’t have to a
friend. You forgot your mom’s birthday. You totally slacked on your chores (or
turned the laundry pink). Only thing to do: Say you’re sorry.
Perfect for…times when there’s nothing you can do other than
saying you’re sorry (and, um, not doing it again).
Ask the important Q
Sometimes when you make a mistake, all you can do is
apologize and endeavor to not repeat your doh! moment. Other times, though, you
can immediately ask what you can do to fix the mistake. This shows that you
want to learn from the past, and that you’re eager to make things right—always
a good thing.
Perfect for…work situations, especially when you’re still
learning how to do your job.
Go above and beyond
Apologizing is a good start, but sincerity means more when
you show it rather than say it. From here on out, do your best to really, truly
do your best, whether its homework or chores or being a stellar friend. Your
eagerness to show that you’re making a change for the better will speak
Perfect for…anytime and every time.
Tell us, babes: What
was your biggest “oops!” moment? How did you recover?
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BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 10/3/2013 10:39:00 AM
POSTED IN in trouble, problems with my parents, bad habit