In a funk? Suffering from imposter syndrome? Or is it one of those days where you just don’t quite feel like yourself? Whatever it is, take comfort in the fact that we’ve all been there.
WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL GOOD ENOUGH
It’s normal that you don’t feel good enough, whether it be at school, work, in a relationship, or just in general. However, knowing that it’s a normal feeling doesn’t make it go away.
You don’t want to just live with the feeling that you’re not good enough, no matter what’s making you feel that way. Here’s what to do when you don’t feel good enough:
Practicing self-care is an easy way to make yourself feel better. It can be related to whatever is causing you to feel inadequate, or it can be totally separate. And by self-care, we don’t just mean taking a bubble bath and reading a good book, although that does feel good. We’re talking about creating a life for yourself that cultivates health, happiness, and confidence.
Set a schedule that you stick to, prep your meals to make sure you’re getting proper nutrients, and try to get a good night of sleep, as a start. When you have concrete examples of things you’re doing for your health and happiness, it makes it easier to gain confidence and start believing that you are good enough—because you are.
REPEAT POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS
Positive affirmations are statements you repeat to yourself that remind you who you are and make you feel worthy and loved. Looking in the mirror and telling yourself something positive and loving can have a profound effect on your confidence and mental health. Affirmations are most effective when you use them over time, as our brains rewire themselves based on the information we feed it.
Our thoughts affect our words, and our words affect our being. To truly make yourself feel good enough and keep that confidence over time, it’s important to repeat positive affirmations regularly. Here are some to get you started:
- I am worthy.
- I am loved.
- I am deserving of love, joy, and success.
- I am good enough just the way I am.
Repeat these daily. It may be uncomfortable at first, but it’ll have a positive impact in the long run. Doesn’t hurt to give it a try, right?
REMIND YOURSELF YOU’RE NOT ALONE
If even it may not always seem like, every person will experience tough times. Someone else, somewhere else doesn’t feel good enough either, or someone else, somewhere else has not felt good enough in the past. But that person got through it, and if they can, so can you. Use someone else’s story as a reminder that you’re capable of overcoming this feeling.
REACH OUT TO A LOVED ONE
Reach out to a loved one and ask them for some encouragement. You don’t necessarily have to tell them everything that’s on your mind, but simply telling them that you could use a bit of encouragement can help when you don’t feel good enough.
Your loved one’s love and care about you and want to help you get through your darkest times, so don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Remember that you are loved and that you are worthy, even when you don’t feel like it. And if you’re looking for an extra boost of support, reach out today to see how we can partner together on your journey to loving you again.