We all have own our way of dealing with things in our lives. If something happens that's not ideal then I believe sometimes the way we react can have massive consequences on our ability to move forward and recover. So, are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Does your cloud have a silver lining? Do your windows open when the doors closes? Your response can have massive implications on your health and fitness.
Like I said above, we all have things go wrong in our lives. It could be something like not getting a job you applied for, not getting into a sports team you tried out for or even something more serious to do with the health of a loved one. Whatever it is I'm confident that being able to understand, accept and move on is very important to your own health and ability to get the most out of life.
For example, not getting the job you applied for can be frustrating. I would expect people to be frustrated with it for a short while, maybe a day or two. But getting stuck in this period of frustration for longer is unhealthy. You'll be putting your stress levels through the roof and you body will be more likely to get damaged and tired. On the flip side, if you can see the event in another way - maybe it wasn't 'the job' for you - then you can begin to move on. You don't stress so much about it and your hormone levels aren't effected too much. You also then free your mind up to spot other opportunities that come along. Getting stuck in the frustration zone can put your blinkers on and mean you miss these opportunities.
I'm not trying to preach here or say that it's not right to get frustrated, because it is. What's unhealthy is getting stuck there and not being able to move on. What I'm urging you to do is next time something like this happens try and see a silver lining. If you can actively look for the way to move forward out of a situation then you'll be more likely to find it than if you're stuck being frustrated.
Give this a go and you'll start to see, over a longer period of time that is, that you are able to deal with bad news a little easier. You'll see that bad news won't cause your body to stress too much. You won't get ill, miss as much sleep or get grouchy with your love ones.
Who knows, it might even make you a happier person (and everyone likes being happier!)