50 Times People Had No Choice But To Take A Picture Of Their Miserable Fails (New Pics)
Not all days were made equal. You see, while sometimes everything falls according to plan, other days turn into 24-hour-long grueling benders that make you question why you even dared to get out of bed.
Blame it on bad luck, your daily horoscope, Mercury in retrograde, incantations, karma, or anything you want, but it doesn’t change the fact that misfortunes and fails do happen. Think of them as compulsory reality checks that remind us we are mere human beings with little to no control of greater things happening in this world. But philosophy aside, if we can’t change anything, at least we can have a good laugh at it.
Bored Panda has compiled this list of people having a worse day than you so you can feel slightly better today until your fail day comes, and when you’re done with this post, check out our previous features here, here and here with more failure.
After A Grueling Day At Work Without Food Where I Had To Wait 4 Hours For A Sample To Arrive Which Got Canceled, I Come Home At 7PM To Find All My Stuff In Garbage Bags
Turns out the cleaners my landlord sent cleared the wrong apartment.
It’s only human that things sometimes fall out of our hands. It feels like the world is against you for some unreasonable reason and to call it irritating would be a hefty understatement. But if we can’t change a bad day, we can always change the way we look at it. And here we’re going to need some help from a professional. So to find out more about resilience and the power of positivity, we spoke with Susan Petang, a certified divorce coach and the creator of “The Quiet Zone Coaching,” who teaches people how to stop feeling overwhelmed and start waking up happy in the morning again.
My Friend's Apartment Got Shot Up At 2AM By A Random Hoodlum
In NSW Australia This Poor Woman's House Burnt Down In A Flood
The Only Path Back To My Room Blocked By Cute But Incredibly Angry Sea Lions
The first step towards building mental resilience is instead of viewing these unfortunate moments as "failures" or "misfortunes," view them as learning opportunities, Susan argues. She urges us to think of a couple of things: “What can we learn from this? How can we use this to become a better human being/worker/parent/partner?” and added that crucially, it's a matter of mindset.
Welp, I Almost Fell Into A Sinkhole Under My Porch. I Caught Myself On The Edge Of The Hole, From My Chest Down Was Just Dangling Beneath Me
Below the opening, the hole is about 10’ wide and 15’ deep. Fun fact I watched the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth yesterday.
It turns out that some people are more naturally resilient than others. “But it's because they learned to think positively at a young age,” Susan said. “Our attitude towards life - the good, the bad, and the ugly - is formed before we go to kindergarten. Positivity isn't about putting your head in the sand and singing 'lalalala' when bad things happen; it's actually just the knowledge that we'll be OK no matter what,” the life coach explained.
Someone Broke Into My Car To Steal 10 Dollars Worth Of Candy And Toys I Bought To Give To My 4-Year-Old Students
"To whoever broke into my car. You caused $400 worth of damage to steal $10 worth of candy and toys from the 4-year-olds I teach. BRUH"
Moved To Australia And Was Warned About The Snakes And Spiders. I Give You A Single Ant Bite
Moving Across The Country In A Few Weeks, Invited My Friends To A Farewell BBQ. All Canceled Or Just Didn't Show
According to Susan, positivity and resilience are very closely related. “Positivity is the understanding and belief that you'll be able to bounce back from anything; resilience is when you actually do it.”If your day is going against the plan and you feel like you could blow up anytime, Susan shared some very useful insights on how to put yourself together and get back on track.
“I teach my clients to use The Power Questions. It's a great way to interrupt the spiral of emotions when everything is hitting the fan!” They are as follows:
“How important is this, really? Don't make mountains out of molehills.
What is something positive and constructive I can do about this? Be solution-oriented instead of blame-oriented.
What emotions am I feeling right now? By identifying and labeling them, we shrink their power over us."
My Essay Got A 0 Because The Person Thought I Copied From The Internet. Turns Out It Was My Own Post Which I Posted Some Hours Later
"Time To Go To Bed. What Are Those Dots On My Wall? Oh. Oh No"
Just Baked This Cake And Ate One Piece, Came Back And The Dog Licked The Icing Off As Far As She Could Reach
Susan continued: "What would the person I want to be do right now? What would your hero do? How do you wish you could behave? Well, do that!
How do I want to feel at the end of the day? Do you want to be embarrassed that you lost your sh*t, or proud that you did the best you could in a tough situation?
How does this help me with my goal? What IS your goal right now, anyway? Revenge? To make someone feel bad? Or to solve a problem? Make sure your intention is positive, and do whatever moves you toward that.”
Bought A PS5 For My Son’s Birthday. Someone At UPS Swapped It Out With A Rock
I Don’t Paint Often, So I Was Really Proud Of Myself For Remembering To Wear Gloves This Time
I Was Babysitting My Cousin While Her Dad Was Away On Business. He Told Me Dinner Is In The Freezer. Yum, Battery And Broccoli. Just Like Mom Used To Make
Susan also reminds us to always ask ourselves what lessons we can learn from this. “Sometimes it might only be that you're a Battle-Tested Warrior and managed to survive, but there is always something. Search for those positives. Focus on those,” she concluded.