Have you ever knowingly done something that goes against the norms of society as well as your own morals? Likely, your answer is “yes”, and chances are high that it has negatively affected how you view yourself. Fortunately, that’s the natural reaction of a psychologically healthy mind. However, if you make these harmful thoughts towards yourself a chronic occurrence, you are certain to slip into the potentially lethal grasp of clinical depression, or other major mental ailments.
For your benefit, Self-Worth Digest has decided to put together a list of five tips to keep you feeling good about yourself despite your questionable behaviors!
- Stop dwelling on what’s making you feel bad. That can only be cause for trouble. Instead, pause for a few hours and meditate on something positive, or particular aspects about yourself that you like.
- Don’t let your actions cause you to retreat inside of yourself or alienate you from those you may have wronged. Continue to interact with others and not only will they forget what you’ve done, but you could as well!
- Consider counseling. Sure, you might just be beating yourself up for saying something embarrassing in front of your coworkers, but there’s no instance too small for counseling to fix! Remember, when it comes to psychiatry, your monetary exchange is in direct correlation with the amount of help you will receive! Go ahead and schedule several sessions with only the most expensive psychiatrist in town!
- Engage in activities you enjoy. Treat yourself to ice cream after you tell a lie, or hurt someone’s feelings.
- Be proactive and don’t ‘hang your hat’ on things you cannot change. It’s not possible to “untell” Cathy from work that she’s a slag, but it IS possible to tell her she looks nice the very next day! Think fondly back on your past successes and forget about any unfavorable instances in your life. This will help you regain confidence and get your mind off of whatever horrible thing you’ve done, and will likely continue to do in the future.
© Jane M. Agni (2017, October 09)
Originally Published On Self-Worth Digest