How to feel better about yourself: 7 Tips to help you right away!

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.

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 #emotionalwellbeing #Mentalhealthmatters Share on X

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.

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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.

Keep Going

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.

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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.


  1. Robin Loves Reading

    Thanks for the encouragement.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  2. vidya

    i need to consciously do some of these; like assessing comments from loved ones objectively…

    • Gayathri

      That is great to hear!

  3. Katiria Rodriguez

    Great post and thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    • Gayathri

      I am glad you liked it.

  4. DJ Sakata

    Just what I needed today – thanx

    • Gayathri

      Thank you!

  5. Nadene

    Love this post. Thanks for the awesome tips.

  6. Kate @ Bitch Bookshelf

    Surrounding myself with people who don’t bring me down has been a key for me.

  7. Andreea

    This was a great post and you are so right – we can never know what someone else goes through so we cannot just compare what we think they have – it’s better to only compare our progress with our past selves.

    I also think that we are the curators of our social media feeds so if an account only makes you feel down it’s better to at least mute them or not follow them for a while.

    • Gayathri

      Thank you and I am so with you on muting and unfollowing people for our mental wellbeing.


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Gayathri has been reviewing books since 2010. When she is not reading books or creating online content, she works as a writer and a digital marketer. Head over to meet me!