Discovered: the secret to greater resilience
If you’re upset over a setback (like a diet slipup), think of things to do differently next time (such as keeping a healthy snack in your purse). It may help you bounce back faster, report scientists in the journal Neuron. In their study, people who identified actions they could take after a failure were able to sidestep discouragement and felt more resilient in the face of adversity. Why? Brain scans showed they used a different part of the brain to process the incident, which put them in problem-solving mode and made them feel less like victims of circumstance.