Dis­cov­ered: the se­cret to greater re­silience

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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.

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