It is normal to feel jealous of others or feel you are not good enough from time to time. However, if your feelings of inadequacy stop you from participating in activities or impair your lifestyle, you may need help improving your self-esteem. In order for other people to feel you are good enough, you need to tell yourself the same thing first.
“I Do Not Need Approval From Others”
It may seem like you always need approval from others with the choices you make. You may feel your accomplishments or your appearance needs to be measured up.
However, you can get to the point of realizing you do not need approval. As long as you live an authentic life and do what makes you happy, that is all that matters.
Do not worry about what others say about you or think. If someone talks down to you, it could be because they are secretly jealous of where you are in your life. While you may listen to the opinions of others, it does not mean you have to believe them.
“I Will Be My Best Instead of the Best”
If you think you need to do more than you can handle, you will end up wearing yourself out trying to seek perfection. For example, you may be overly ambitious and think you need to work out five days a week for at least half an hour.
While that may work for fitness buffs or personal trainers, you may prefer just to work out three times a week. As long as you give 100% of your effort, you have nothing to feel bad about.
Keep a Gratitude Journal
Sometimes, we overlook what we have when we spend too much time comparing ourselves to others. Keeping a gratitude journal with you and writing down a few things you are grateful for each day can help cultivate a more positive mindset.
You may be grateful for your health, knowing others have their struggles, for your friends, or your family, or even just the gift of being alive. Every day you write in this journal, you will feel happier with what you have.
Surround Yourself With Loved Ones
The best way to feel good enough is to surround yourself with people who make you feel like the best. These are people who will stick by you on your worst day, come to you for advice, and value your opinion. You will feel good enough knowing you are surrounded by love.
We all have moments where we feel we do not measure up to our peers. However, it is essential not to let these feelings interfere with our self-esteem. By convincing yourself you are doing the best you can, you will feel satisfied with yourself. At Alta Loma, we understand how struggling it can be to improve your self-esteem, and we are here to help you. Our transformative treatment center in Georgetown, Texas, can provide you with individualized therapy, coping skills, education, long-term care, and much more. Call us at (866) 457-3843 to learn more.