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10 Things To Tell Yourself When You're Not Doing Great

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It's so easy to let negative thoughts and emotions creep into your life and take over your mental health. That voice in your head can seem so loud and persistent but you must remember that you're stronger than it. Sometimes all you need is a little positive reinforcement to remind yourself that everything is going to be OK. Here are 10 positive things to tell yourself when you're not feeling ok. 

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1. This Is Temporary

What you're going through right now is not permanent and you will get through. A quote I always tell myself is 'This too shall pass' and whatever struggles you're facing now will pass you soon. Your life will change in a short matter of time and the problems you're dealing with won't be bothering you for much longer.

2. What's Meant For You Won't Pass You

If you feel like you're constantly getting 'no's' and nothing is going right for you, remember that what's meant for you won't pass you by. If it's meant for you, it will work out and if it's not, it will pass you by. Don't get disheartened by getting a no or if you don't get something that you wanted. When the right opportunity comes along, you will know.

3. Things Will Work Out

You will be happy and you will get the things you deserve in life, even if it's taking a little longer than you expected. You're on a journey and you're not at your final destination, so don't feel down about not being exactly where you're meant to be right now. Everything will work out in the end and you'll figure out the right things to do and the right path to take.

4. I Will Get There

Believe in your abilities to achieve anything you want and remind yourself how strong and capable you are of doing anything. Tell yourself that you can keep fighting and keep going to reach your point of happiness. Progress takes time but little steps can amount to huge differences, so never underestimate your abilities and reinforce those beliefs and goals in yourself. Tell yourself 'I'll get through this.'

5. I Am Good Enough

It's so easy to constantly compare yourself to everyone else; to people on social media, to people you walk past on the street, to people who seem like they're doing so much better than you. Tell yourself that you are good enough and that you are not in competition with anyone else but yourself. Try not to compare yourself to others and don't listen to people who try to undermine you or lessen your self-worth. Don't seek approval from others, the only person you need to seek it from is yourself.


6. My Life Will Be So Much Different This Time Next Year

Think about the future, think about how different your life will be when things work out, think about how much things will change in the near future and how much happier you'll be. Don't focus on what's going wrong now but instead focus on the plans you're making for the future and design a life in your head that you want to live. Visualize your goals, visualize your ideal life and focus on working hard to make that happen.

7. Everything Doesn't Have To Be Perfect Right Now

You don't have to have everything figured out right this minute. It's totally fine to not have everything perfect in your life right now and there's absolutely nothing wrong with not having your life sorted out immediately. Everyone takes different routes in life and everyone reaches their version of a 'perfect' life at a different stage. If you don't have everything figured out right now that's more than OK. You will get there in the end.

8. It Doesn't Matter That They've Achieved More Than Me

It doesn't matter that they have a bigger salary, it's doesn't matter that they have a better degree, it doesn't matter that they're looking at getting a mortgage for a house and I'm only thinking of renting. 'Don't compare your hustle to their highlight reel.' People want you to see on the outside only what they want you to see. Everyone is struggling with something on the inside and their perfect exterior isn't always as perfect as it seems. You are not in competition with anyone else. Don't compare yourself to others and don't get disheartened and feel down about not being as accomplished as someone else.

9. I Can Change My Environment

You're not stuck in your life, things aren't happening to you and you're not out of control. You have the ability to choose anything you want in life and create the life you want to live. You can make choices and decisions to leave where you are now and create an environment that you love to wake up in. No one is forcing you to do what you're doing and you are in full control of how your life turns out. Don't feel guilty about not following a certain path to please your parents, partner or friends. Do what makes you happy and what's most beneficial for your mental health and wellbeing.

10. Little Achievements Are Important

Don't focus solely on the end goal because by doing so you can get disheartened and feel overwhelmed with what you have to do to get there. Take everything a day at a time and congratulate yourself on the little achievements on the way. The small steps lead you to the big goal so take pride in everything you accomplish, no matter how small.

These are some simple ways to feel better about yourself and bring more positivity into your life. Whether you're dealing with depression, anxiety, low moods or and other mental health issues, remind yourself of these 10 things daily. Keep going, be strong and believe in yourself always. 

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  2. I am going to start telling myself more of these things when my mental health flares up. I love the part about how Little Achievements being important, if you are taking baby steps towards your goal you are still going to get there eventually :)

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