Life and the society are not making it any easier for us with their norms, judgements and meanness. And it is quite easy to get bogged by all these negativity, but hey, we can’t give in, can we? So here are a few tips on how to feel better about yourself even on your bad days.
How to feel better about yourself
With all that is going on around the world, this year has been really hard for all of us. And instead of worrying and feeling bad about it, get on with your quest to finding out how to feel better about yourself starts with yourself.
Identify your triggers
Knowing what made you feel bad about yourself is very important to figuring out how to feel better about yourself. Create a list of words, comments, people and their actions that can potentially make you feel down.
Did someone say something poor about you?
Was it the social media that affected your mind?
Write them down. Identifying who or what the trigger was and removing or reducing their presence around you will minimize the chances of it recurring and will help you feel better about yourself in the long run.
Assess criticisms objectively
Yes we are going to be criticized and judged all through our life and we can’t get away with them totally. Trust me, we all want that.
But what we can do is control our reactions to them.
Instead of spiraling down the self hate lane immediately, stop a minute and give a thought about it objectively and honestly. Sure that is difficult but try to understand why they are saying what they are saying.
Is it really coming from the right place?
Are they being affected by your “whatever they are commenting about”?
Is it something that you want to work on?
Is it even worth going the trouble of pulling yourself down?
Watch how you talk to yourself
Keep a close watch on how you talk to yourself. The way you see yourself matters a lot, even if you don’t realize it. Every time you find yourself saying something negative, STOP.
And make it a point to keep the language positive.
Surround yourself with people who bring you up
It is not just you and your self talk that affects your mood. Surround yourself with people who genuinely like you and bring up the best qualities in you.
Sticking with people who have seen the better version of you and boost you for those qualities instantly make you feel better about yourself. It goes a long way in improving your self esteem too.
Stop Comparing Yourself To Others
When you keep yourself in the midst of amazing talented people, it may be possible that you are comparing yourself and your success to theirs. And that can be a reason why you are feeling low often.
We just get to see just a part of others’ lives. So unless we walk their walk, there is no way to know what they actually go/went through to reach wherever they are now.
So stop comparing yourself to others and save yourself a heart break already.
Dress up your game
Start paying attention to what you wear and wear something that you like seeing yourself in. It doesn’t have to be a red carpet wear but ensure it makes you feel better about yourself.
Also you may want to start with a daily self care rituals to remind you that you love yourself, even when the going is not smooth.
The only way to get out of a dark tunnel is through it. So keep moving ahead, even and especially when you don’t feel like it. Don’t stop your routines because you have a bad mood.
The daily monotonous grind is what will keep you from crashing on those days that you are feeling down, and eventually YOU WILL feel better and avoid overwhelming yourself.
Previously on the topic
- Feeling Overwhelmed With Work – Things To Help You Out
- 15+ Motivational Quotes About Productivity And Time Management
- Balancing Social Media And Blogging: How To Stay Sane?
- How To Finish What You Start: Stop Being A Serial Starter
- How To Be More Productive In Life: Tips To Getting Things Done
How are you really doing? On scale of 1 to 10, how are you feeling about yourself, right now? What are your go to solutions on how to feel better about yourself? Let us talk.