I make mistakes all the time. I often admit that I’m not perfect, far from it, and that’s ok.

In the past when I failed, especially when it came to relationships with others, it would absolutely destroy me.

The overwhelming anxiety I’d feel would then involve me stuffing my face with food or alcohol to numb out the pain.

These days I’m so grateful that I’ve come to a place of love for myself, that I now consciously operate differently when life all of a sudden slaps me in the face and it hurts like hell.

Yes, I still get upset, but I no longer feel the desire to numb the emotion, I allow it space, I accept it as my teacher in order to grow.

So how do you love when life slaps you in the face? Here are a few tips that helped me…

– Write down how you are feeling, call a close friend, meditate, go for a walk in nature and breathe in the fresh air.

– Reflect on where you went wrong and what you could do in the future in order to possibly avoid this happening again.

– Take time and space to be with your bruised Ego and vulnerable heart. Nurture it as you would a loved one or your best friend. Do something loving for yourself that brings you back into a feeling of joy.

And remember….nothing is permanent, everything is constantly changing, so trust that in time, you will feel good again.

“We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success; we often discover what will do, by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” – Samuel Smiles