How are you feeling today?
We hope you’re feeling happy and well but if you’re not, it’s time to start prioritizing yourself. By taking steps to positively improve your life, you will naturally start to boost your confidence and your self-esteem.
So, what can you do to start feeling better about yourself? Well, we don’t have all the answers, as we’re not you! However, there are reasons why people often get down on themselves and we will consider them here.
#1: Be with people who lift you up
We can start to feel down on ourselves when we’re with people who put us down. Their words can linger in our heads for days (or much longer) and we can instinctively start to feel as if we aren’t as good as others. It could be people at work or at home, and it can even be with people we classify as friends.
It’s difficult to avoid everybody but you can take steps to stand up for yourself if they start to pull you down. But for the people you can avoid, do so, and find those people who will exert a positive influence over you. Spend time with them when you can and benefit from their kindness, love, and support to improve your feelings of self-worth.
#2: Overcome the physical flaws that bother you
Here’s the thing. Nobody’s perfect so don’t get too anxious about anything you consider as a ‘physical flaw.’ But if they are causing you embarrassment and are causing you to think negatively about yourself, then make changes where you can.
You could improve your skin complexion, for example, especially if you’re unhappy with this aspect of your physical appearance. You could also find a diet plan that works for you if you’re unhappy with your weight, and you could visit a dentist for such things as whitening procedures and clear braces if there are any issues with your teeth. These are just a few examples, but make those changes that are relevant to you. But again, remember that you don’t have to be perfect, despite the lies that the media tells us about beauty.
#3: Practice gratitude
It can be easy to put ourselves down, especially when we do and say things that we regret. And it can be easy to think negatively, especially when life doesn’t go our way. But the more we do these things, the worse we will feel about ourselves, and that can negatively affect the way we live our lives. It’s a vicious cycle of self-loathing and negative consequences and it needs to be stopped.
So, our advice is this: Practice gratitude. Remember all the good things about yourself and your life and focus on them. Spend time each day dwelling on these things and take time out to reflect on them when negative thoughts creep in. When you fill your mind with positive thoughts, you will naturally start to feel about yourself and this will affect the way you live your life. It will begin a positive cycle rather than a vicious one!
If anything we have said applies to you, concentrate on them today. Then consider the other reasons why you might be feeling down on yourself and research ways to overcome them. You will start to feel happier if you do, so don’t procrastinate if there are steps you can take to help yourself.