Whatever’s happened, there are things you can do to help in the future:
- Talk about it
Sharing what’s happened with someone you trust can help you to see things differently and feel better. Remember, you can always talk to Childline.
- Focus on the future
Use what’s happened to help you learn what you to do in the future instead of focusing on the past. Try making a list of what you would do if your situation happened again.
- Say sorry if you need to
If you’ve done something that’s hurt someone else, saying sorry can help them to realise you understand what you’ve done and can make it easier to move on. But only do it if they want to talk to you and it’s safe to do so.
- Take your time
Everybody makes mistakes. Taking time to acknowledge how you’re feeling and talking about it can help you find new ways to cope and feel differently about yourself.
- Take care of yourself
Being kind to yourself and making time for things that help you feel good is always important. Remind yourself that mistakes in the past don’t have to define who you are in the future. If you’re struggling to cope, we’ve got ideas to help.
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