Feeling low? We've all been there!
There are times when everything seems so difficult to achieve. You are going to face a lot of hardships in your life. You'll be met by criticism and people will try their very best to break you and bring you down. It is usually at such points in life when you are most likely to degrade yourself to such an extent that in the end, you'll consider yourself nothing but a loser, someone who doesn't deserve anything and is a complete failure.
You'll believe whatever people tell you about yourself and will start criticizing your own self as well. However, what you need to realize is that everyone faces hardships in their lives but that does not mean that you continue to beat yourself. Don't let people's words affect you because people will always talk no matter what you do.
Unfortunately for a lot of us, we listen to the judgments of other people. This in turn leads us to only focus on our negatives. We ignore all of the positives that we possess. No individual will be able to achieve anything in life if he or she thinks that they are a failure or keeps on experiencing a low mood.
Bringing yourself up again can be tough but it isn't impossible.
Here are some of the best tips that you can use in order to feel better about yourself. Follow them and don't let other people's opinion affect you in any possible way!
1. Call Someone Who Loves You
The first thing that you should do when feeling low about yourself is to call your mother. Everyone has a special relationship with their parents but with your mother, there is a special bond. Talk to her about the conflicting feelings that you have been feeling about yourself. She'll help you realize your self-worth. Having a nice chat with your mother is literally the best remedy for anyone who feels low. If you can't call your mother then call someone who's really close to you. It'll have the same effect. The people who love you are the ones who appreciate you for who you are.
2. Be Grateful
A lot of us take what other people think about how we look to our heart. Stand in front of the mirror and look at yourself. Appreciate what you see. Own all of your flaws and be grateful to what nature has given you.
3. Find Real Friends
Are the people who you consider friends constantly bringing you down? Maybe you should reconsider about being friends with them. You don't need such negativity around. True friends will never make you feel bad about yourself. Stay away from the people who pretend to be your friends.
4. Enjoy your Accomplishments
Another great tip that will help when you're feeling low is writing down every single thing or task that you have accomplished. Write even the smallest thing whether it is winning a local race or passing a test. Even making dinner for the first time or doing your own laundry is an accomplishment you should be happy about. Pin the sheet of paper on your fridge or any other place you can see it easily. Read the list every single day, make additions, and feel happy about what you've accomplished in your life.
Go for a run, hit the gym or start doing yoga. Staying active will help your mind and body to stop feeling low.
You need to relax your mind. Over-thinking can cause depression, anxiety and panic attacks! Relieve yourself of every bad though that is consuming your brain. Just let it all go, relax and connect with your own being.
7. Treat Yourself
Pamper yourself. Whenever you feel low about yourself just go to a nearby spa and get a massage. Even changing your hairstyle or going for a complete makeover can help you feel better about yourself. If you don't like the way your face looks, then there's no reason why you can't have it changed a bit if it is something that you're doing for yourself. Think you need a facelift or want to do away with some wrinkles? See a cosmetician that has been properly trained. There is some stigma attached to people getting little procedures done. However, research proves that taking care of your skin in such a manner can help people feel better about themselves.
8. Stand Up for Yourself
If you've done or said something bad then there is no shame in apologizing. But if the person you've apologized to starts making you feel worse about yourself and demeans you then you really need to stand up for yourself. Apologizing to someone doesn't give them the right to treat you like trash.
9. Find a Hobby
Find yourself a hobby! It could be anything you're interested in or it can be something completely new. Even if people haven't complimented your singing it doesn't mean that you should never sing again. Stand in front of a mirror and sing your heart out. Don't let anyone tell you that you're not good at something you're passionate about. Spending time doing something you enjoy will help you relax and bring a positive change in your life.
10. Get Professional Support
You don't have to go through your struggle alone. If you have depression, anxiety, or the like, you can work with a therapist and your insurance will cover it! If you don't have a diagnosed mental illness but want to find ways to be happier, find a coach online who can help. Having the support of a professional to help you find what is keeping you down will help you cheer up.
Because you're worth it!
Just because someone thinks that you don't deserve happiness doesn't really mean that you don't actually deserve to be happy in life. Gossiping and passing judgmental comments are habits that a lot of people possess. They also understand the power their words can have on someone else and that's what makes them so dangerous.
You need to strengthen your guard in front of such people. You need to find the confidence in yourself and not allow the words of such people to affect you in any way. You need to realize that they don't care about you. To stop feeling low and get your vitality back, all you need to do is take care of yourself and feel absolutely comfortable in your skin.