We all have our moments when we feel extremely low. But if you feel like this all the time, then may be its time for change. You need to take charge of your life and emotions if you feel bad about your life often and make efforts to change it. Taking the time to develop healthy behaviour and productive ways of thinking can have a big impact on our self-image. It might take some time, but taming your mind can help you get to where you want to be emotionally. Start by avoiding these bad habits that could be hurting your self-esteem.
1. Comparing yourself with others.
Comparing yourself with others can be the most toxic thing that you can do to yourself. It is important to focus on your goals and achievements.
2. Trying to please everyone.
Learn to say “NO”! We are not asking you to be selfish, but sometimes saying no helps to stay genuine and reinforces your own inner voice and thoughts.
Delaying work or thinking you won’t be successful in doing it might not be a good thing to do. You need to tell your mind to be fearless because if you don’t, you might shrink your world. Most of us are afraid of failure and that thought itself is quite negative.
4. Treating others poorly.
Treating others is like a chain reaction. You not only hurt others but also end up hurting yourself as well.
5. Turning to addiction to cope up.
Turning to alcohol or some other drugs to make yourself feel better is the worst thing to do. We need to feel and experience the bad things in life to learn how to handle oneself in such situations or crisis. Engaging yourself in any sort of addictive behaviour might be a quick fix, but is not a long term thing.
6. Always feeling like the victim.
Stop feeling sorry for yourself and being helpless all the time. You need to fight the situation and being helpless wont do any good but can ruin your self worth for sure. We are the victim of our own mindset and all we need to is prove it wrong!
7. Sedentary lifestyle.
Spending all your time doing nothing and not working on what you want won’t help at all. According to research, exercising can help with self-esteem and social withdrawal. It also helps improve your mood.