Have you battled against the feeling of worthlessness? Irrespective of whatever a situation demands, are you not feeling good enough?
If you do, the first thing you need to know is that you are not alone. In fact, we’re all in this together.
I strongly feel every individual encounter this phase when life asks extremely tough questions. And just because we cannot answer every unpredictable question, most of us develop a feeling of hopelessness.
But don’t you think enjoying favorable situations and surrendering to the unfavorable ones is an intriguing question on your mental toughness?
To your surprise:
These testing times are essential for your transformation into a stronger and positive individual.
Or else, life just goes on sans any exploration, with no excitement.
Straightforward, feeling not good enough about yourself can make you or break you. I’m sure you want to make your way ripping those dark clouds hovering over you. Are you pumped up for the challenge? Here’re 11 things to do when you think you’re not good enough:
1. Stop Comparing and Competing with Others
Everyone is wired differently. But the problem with most of us is in the quest to become everyone else, we lose our originality.
With that, we lose an integral quality – Self Love.
The never-ending comparison with people is destructive enough to evoke a sense of worthlessness. So please stop killing your uniqueness to become like others because you cannot: The More We Compare, the More We Lose Ourselves.
Let us avert any competition with others so that we bring out the best in us. This way, you’ll surely prevent yourself from surrendering to your lows.
2. Recall Your past Achievements and Credentials
If you can feel you are not good enough, trust me, you are capable enough to feel proud about yourself. Any positive emotion from your memory book can uplift your mind state and rejuvenate you.
Better said than done, I know it’s difficult to think positive under the influence of negativity. But it is just an initiation which is required to creates a strong base for your rescue. Be it the smallest thing, any sense of your past accomplishment negates the feeling of uselessness.
So just switch on your positive reminders. It’s the perfect antidote.
3. Deactivate the Thinking Mode for Some Time
Fortunately, this isn’t as hard as it sounds. The mind is a powerful thing, and in a nanosecond, it can elevate or crush our mood because of the beliefs lurking behind our feelings.
So whenever you think you are not good enough, remember it is just the frequency and quality of thoughts which needs to change, not you.
Everyone encounters these hard times where you can’t do much to change it. The best approach is letting this phase pass without overthinking.
So – next time you think you are not good enough; remind yourself to stop thinking!
4. Express out the Negativity
Not only positive emotions, expressing negative emotions is imperative. It is the quickest way to unburden oneself from the misery of feeling not good enough.
Simply put, whenever you sense something is not right around or inside you; speak out! It might require valiant courage in the beginning. Sink into your mind that all it takes is one bold step.
As soon as you speak out, you’ll feel not only it offloads the feel of worthlessness but also reboots your confidence and esteem.
Sometimes, it is better to say no than to say yes and be crushed under the stress of possibly producing a poor product or disappointing the requestor.
5. Choose the Right Person with Whom You Share Your Lows
This is important or it can sink you further. You just cannot unveil your pure unfiltered emotions in front of everyone.
That’s because when you are expecting a shoulder to lean on which is not there on offer, the effects of feeling useless may intensify and aggravate your pain.
So make sure you are flush out feelings of your hard times to one who knows you well; the one you can trust upon.