Bad things happen to everyone now and again. While we would like to go through life without having to deal with anything bad, that isn’t realistic. By accepting that bad things happen, you can set in place a plan of how to recover. That plan will need tweaking depending on what you’re going through. For the most part, though, one coping plan should fit. It’s important to state that you’re going to need to give yourself time to heal. The amount of time that takes depends on what you’re coping with. Death, for example, is going to take longer to recover from than a bad day at work. Even so, there will come a time when you feel ready to pick yourself back up. When that time comes, these steps should help you get on the right track.