1. Take a step back and evaluate
2. Vent if you have to, but don’t linger on the problem
3. Realize there are others out there facing this too
4. Process your emotions (Journal, Audio tape, Meditate, Talk to someone)
5. Acknowledge your thoughts (Recognize their presence)
6. Give yourself a break (Go fora walk, Listen to music, Watch a movie, Get some sleep)
7. Uncover what you’re really upset about (Clue: it’s not the world)
8. See this as an obstacle to be overcome
9. Analyze the situation – Focus on actionable steps
10. Identify how it occurred – so it won’t occur again next time
11. Realize the situation can be a lot worse
12. Do your best, but don’t kill yourself over it
13. Pick out the learning points from the encounter (Always something to learn from everything)

© Celestine Chua; Full article: http://personalexcellence.co/blog/daily-setbacks/