Gaining Confidence After a Setback by Emily Graham

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Gaining Confidence After a Setback

offers great advice for everyone who has experienced a setback of any kind. Even if you don’t feel like you have been setback by things like the pandemic, this also for you. Thanks, Emily.

The COVID-19 pandemic hit hard all around the world. You may have lost your job or been furloughed. Your kids’ schools likely closed, leaving you to juggle work and child care. Maybe you’ve even been sick with the virus yourself. All this can affect your mental health and leave you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and down. You can rebuild your confidence by taking small steps each day. Here are some tips from Dr. Doug Green to get you started!

Get Moving

Daily exercise is a great way to reduce stress and improve your mood. Taking a brisk walk around the block or working out at home can help you feel better physically and mentally. When you look and feel good, your confidence will return.

Set Small Goals

After a setback, it’s essential to set small, achievable goals. Don’t do too much at once, or you’ll get overwhelmed. Start with something simple, such as trying a new recipe for dinner or reading one chapter of a book each day. As you accomplish your goals, you’ll feel better about yourself and your ability to handle anything that comes your way.

Take Control of Your Finances

The pandemic wreaked havoc on many people’s finances. If you’re still struggling to make ends meet now that things are slowly returning to normal, you can take steps to get back on track. Cutting back on spending and creating a budget can help you get your finances under control. Refinancing your home can save you money monthly on your mortgage payment or free up cash for necessary expenses.

Change Careers and Open a Business

If you’re not happy with your current career, now may be the time to make a change. Making a career change can be scary, but it can also be gratifying. If you’ve always wanted to start your own business, plenty of resources are available to help you get started.

Start with a business plan to know what steps you need to take to get your business off the ground. The plan should include your business goals, a description of your products or services, funding, and target market. You’ll also need to research the competition and find out what makes your business unique. This guide on how to start a company can help you get the ball rolling.

It’s also worth taking a moment to think about conflict resolution in the office, since many people could still be on edge after the emotional turmoil brought about by the pandemic. The last thing you want to do after spending all this time changing careers or starting your own business is see that hard work thwarted by petty grievances.

Going Back to School

Returning to school after a personal or professional setback can be a daunting prospect, but it can also be an empowering and transformative experience. Pursuing a bachelor’s degree, for example, can not only lead to increased job opportunities and earning potential but also provide a sense of accomplishment and personal fulfillment. With the availability of online education, going back to school has never been more accessible or convenient. Online learning provides flexibility for those juggling work, family, or personal commitments, allowing you to study at your own pace and from anywhere in the world. Plus, with a wide range of online courses and programs available, you can tailor your education to your specific needs and interests. Take the first step towards a brighter future and consider going back to school online for your bachelor’s degree.

Share on Social Media

Sharing your positive experiences and accomplishments on social media can help you regain confidence if you’re feeling down. You can also use social media to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Seeing that others are interested in your actions can make you feel good about yourself.

Rebuild Your Life After the Pandemic

The pandemic was tough on everyone. If you’ve lost your confidence, you can get it back with the right plan. Begin a fitness routine, start your own business, brush up on your conflict resolution skills, and share your successes on social media to inspire others!

Emily Graham
Emily is the creator of She believes being a mom is one of the hardest jobs around and wanted to create a support system for moms from all walks of life. On her site, she offers a wide range of info tailored for busy moms — from how to reduce stress to creative ways to spend time together as a family. You can email her at She lives in Arizona.

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