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Feeling Better About Yourself

Feeling Better About Yourself

If you want to feel better about yourself, the first thing you need do is stop being your own worst enemy! Stop getting down on yourself when things don’t go the way you would like. Feeling better about yourself will take some work, buy you can do it if you’re serious about it.

Learn to say positive things to yourself.Instead of cutting yourself down, build yourself up. Don’t let that little voice inside your head say, "I can’t do it" or "I’m going to mess up." If you let that voice continue, you’ll eventually believe what it says. Tell yourself positive things. Tell yourself that you are a good person, that you will keep trying, or that you are going to remain calm.

Set yourself up for success. Set some small realistic goals that you can accomplish. For example, maybe you have avoided someone because you were afraid of saying something dumb. Your first goal might be just to smile and say, "hi." Then do it.  After you accomplish one goal, add another step to it.

Learn to be assertive. Being assertive can help you get what you want without hurting others or making a scene.

Take responsibility for your behavior. When things don’t go as you would like, it’s easy to say it was someone else’s fault.  If you make a mistake, correct it. Apologize, if necessary. People are less likely to be mad at you if you own up to the mistake

Respect yourself. Stick with what you know is right. Don’t let others talk you into doing something for the sake of popularity or status. Be friendly, helpful, and cooperative; that’s what really counts.

Help others.  Whenever you help someone else, you also help yourself feel better. The way you treat others will influence the way others treat you in return.

Learn to solve your own problems. Realize that when you make good decisions you gain more control over what happens to you.