50 Ways to Feel Better About Yourself

 

Sometimes the world will get you down. Here are 50 ways to feel a little better about yourself, and to conquer those dark feelings whenever they surface.

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Take A Second

 

Close your eyes, and take several long, deep breaths.

 

Pep Talk

 

Give yourself a brief, inspirational pep talk.

 

Smile

 

Look in a mirror and force yourself to smile. It really works!

 

Grateful List

 

Make a list of 5 things that you are grateful for and carry it with you.

 

Call For Help

 

Pick up the phone and call a friend and tell them your worries.

 

Laugh

 

Watch silly YouTube videos or your favourite comedy movie.

 

Pamper Yourself

 

Take a morning or evening to truly pamper yourself.

 

Meet Up

 

Meet up with one of your friends for a drink or for coffee.

 

Accept And Move On

 

Take a second to acknowledge things aren’t going too well today, accept it, and get on with your day.

 

Be Positive

 

Positive thoughts breed positive actions.

 

Goals

 

List all the things you wish to accomplish, and keep it with you.

 

Shut Off Your Phone

 

Shut off your phone for a few hours.

 

Meditate

 

Try and set up a regular routine to meditate or practice yoga.

 

You Are You

 

Comparing yourself to other people is counter productive. You are you.

 

Be Healthy

 

We only get one life, and with it one body. Eat healthier and exercise regularly.

 

Shop

 

Head to the shops with some friends and treat yourself to some new things.

 

Home Facial

 

Giving yourself a home facial will not only work wonders for your skin, but also your mood.

 

Cry

 

Sometimes there’s nothing better to do than have a good cry and let it all out.

 

Pride

 

List 5 things you’ve done in your life that you are proud of.

 

Take A Walk

 

Head out right now and take a short walk, with no company but yourself.

 

Night In

 

Instead of going out, save some cash and invite some friends over for pizza and movies.

 

Sing

 

Put on your favourite song or album loud and sing along as loudly as you want.

 

Meet A Stranger

 

Talk to the person behind you in the queue or next to you at the bar.

 

Clean And Tidy

 

Clean your desk, room, house. Whatever it is you’ve been putting off for weeks!

 

Clothes

 

Go through your closet and if you haven’t worn something in over 18 months, donate it to a clothing bank.

 

Gifts

 

Purchase a random gift for a friend or family member.

 

Pets

 

Sit down with your dog or cat if you have one and pet them calmly. It will help to relax you and lower blood pressure.

 

Nostalgia

 

Look back at some of your favourite memories with a drink.

 

Hug Someone

 

Head out right now and find someone to hug!

 

Smile At Strangers

 

Smile at everyone you meet. Smiling makes us feel better, and you can never be too kind to strangers.

 

Be Confident

 

Even if you’re feeling down in the dumps, throw those shoulders back and stand tall.

 

Be Spontaneous

 

Do something different today out of your routine. Go somewhere new, try something different, anything.

 

Write It Down

 

For 20 minutes, simply write down everything you can think of that’s bothering you or worrying you.

 

Nature

 

Nature truly is a wonderful thing that puts things into perspective. Appreciate it.

 

Don’t Delay

 

If you’re hung up on someone, either ask them out or forget about them. Don’t dwell for months!

 

Force Out Negativity

 

Literally force out negativity thoughts and replace them with positive beliefs and mindsets.

 

Plan A Holiday

 

Think about your ultimate vacation, and begin to plan it down to the fine details.

 

Power Board

 

Get a billboard, and plaster it with pictures of your idols, loved ones, favourite quotes and lyrics, and places you’d like to visit.

 

Forgiveness

 

Sometimes the best way to move forward is to finally forgive ourselves for those mistakes that happened years ago.

 

Should Have, Could Have

 

Although it is important to learn from the past, dwelling on the past has no benefits to anyone.

 

Indulge

 

Make the time to indulge in one of your favourite things, it could be a hobby or even a food or drink.

 

Love Yourself

 

Love yourself and others, and always be kind.

 

Nobody’s Perfect

 

Stop striving to be perfect, and start striving to be the best that you personally can be.

 

Achievements

 

Consider everything that you’ve accomplished in your life, and accept that you are pretty great.

 

To-Do List

 

Finally do that one item that’s been one your to-do list since last year.

 

Hobbies

 

Begin a new hobby, or rekindle interest in one that you haven’t had the time to pursue recently.

 

Positively Positive

 

Head over to the Positively Positive website to feel better about life and yourself.

 

Say No

 

If you have too much going on, or if you aren’t feeling your best, don’t be afraid to say no.

 

Challenge Yourself

 

Challenge yourself to something new that you haven’t tried before, and force yourself out of that rut.

 

Acknowledge Your Feelings

 

It’s normal to feel a little down sometimes. Admitting that we are currently not at our best can be incredibly liberating.

 

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