Video Quick Tip: What to Do When You Mess Up

Do you ever get upset or frustrated that you then say or do something that you totally didn't mean to do and you feel really bad?  

Hi, I'm Catherine O'Brien at and today I'm going to share a couple of quick tips for what you should do when you mess up. Because we all do.  

We all have those moments when we're overly tired, or we're in a hurry and maybe we say something that comes out the wrong way and upsets our partner or maybe even our own child.  

First of all, the number one way I found that is so helpful is to say I'm sorry.

"I'm sorry that I totally just lost it on you and I didn't mean to do that." And maybe you explain, "Hey, I was in a hurry, I woke up too late, or I didn't have everything together. And, you know, I shouldn't have shouted and blamed you, when you were just trying to do what you were trying to do as well.  

And, also let them know how you're going to try to do better. 

"You know what, I'm going to really work on making sure that I get up earlier." 

Or maybe you ask, "I need help in the morning to try to get things together."

What is it you need to make sure that your frustration doesn't build up or that you get support with the things that you need help with?

So, I hope this helps. I hope that you have a good day and that your frustration and overwhelm and tiredness doesn't get the best of you. But, if it does, it's OK to say you're sorry and let them know how you'll try to do better the next time. 

And then, do better.  

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