Life is full of ups and downs. When unexpected things occur, which lead to defeat in life, you feel dejected and depressed and just don't know what to do next with life. Though you may get ‘help’ from those around you, the real help you can use is the help from within yourself. Once you learn to handle all this defeat, and recover from these defeats, you will be successful in achieving happiness in life. Here are some tips to remember to face defeat in life. The first thing to remember when in difficult times is to keep walking forward in life, with one foot in front of the other. Don't just stop there as everything in life has an end, and this difficult period too will end. Stopping in the midway will only add to your depression. So instead, develop a positive attitude to life as you know that this phase in your life will also pass pretty soon. Reaching this phase is the most important step to handling defeat. Once this is accomplished, you have to recall any spiritual exercises that had worked to give you positive results in the past. Think of that single and particular exercise that regenerated optimism in life, and thus helps you to latch on to it and use it in handling this defeat of life. Sometimes, thinking of any favorite heroes or heroines you have in your life helps in overcoming defeat. Think of the reasons you consider them to be your favorite heroes and heroines, and then how you think they would have handled your difficult situation. You also could learn some pointers from saints, leaders and other people you have heard about, who have managed to go through a very difficult time in life. This will help you go through life by overcoming this defeat of yours. Even talking to a minister, priest or spiritual adviser can work to help handle defeat. The next tip is to talk to a good friend. By talking to them, you feel your mind and heart getting much lighter. Just talking and opening up so that you pour out your feelings is important in developing a positive attitude in life, and to overcome defeat. You could go for a funny movie by yourself or your friend for a change and to get a few laughs. Laughing is good therapy to overcome defeat as it helps make you feel better. Remember that to overcome and handle defeat, you have to learn to first get up each time you fall. Lying down there will in no way help in overcoming defeat. This indicates that you have to be active in life. Work out as physical exercise helps in relaxing you, after all the stress you are going through. Eat healthy food and follow a healthy diet as too much of fat and toxins only add to the burden your heart is already going through. As touch is helpful in fighting defeat, give someone a hug. You will feel much better after doing this. All these tips are simple tips that anyone and everyone should adapt to come out of a defeat and to face life afresh, once again. Muhammad Ali once said, "I never thought of losing, but now that it's happened, the only thing is to do it right. That's my obligation to all the people who believe in me. We all have to take defeats in life. " Whether our defeat happens on a playing field, the classroom, an election, or other situation, we all have to learn to accept disappointment. How we deal with that disappointment is most important. It was impressive to see the athletes turn to their parents to share their disappointment after the recent playoff games. Parents, you are to be commended for supporting your children.