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What to Do When You Feel Down about Yourself


Let’s face it, you won’t always feel your best and on top of the world. There will be days your mood will drift and when you feel down about yourself. When this happens, it’s important to acknowledge the feeling and then work to improve your mental state.

The upside is that your emotions are temporary and this bad feeling won’t last forever. And the reality is that everyone feels down sometimes. Instead of getting even sadder though, it’s important to learn ways to pick yourself up again. Think of how much better you could feel if you put your mind to it and then let that motivate you to take action.

Connect with a Friend

What may help you the most when you feel down about yourself is to connect with someone who you enjoy being around. Go get coffee with this friend or see a funny movie and laugh together. It could also help if you talk about what’s bothering you with your partner; letting them in on your worries can open the door to their helping lift your spirits.

Work on Your Appearance

Did you know that you can start feeling better about yourself when you are more confident in your appearance? Now is a good time to start to set goals or find solutions to help enhance your presence. For example, join a gym and get toned or research cosmetic surgery doctors such as Dr. Ramiro Morales and figure out what services might interest you the most. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to improve your emotional well-being and this may be the way you want to do so.

Take a Mental Health Day from Work

One reason you might feel down about yourself is that you’ve been working too hard and putting in long hours at the office. All you may need is a mental health day away from your daily responsibilities, so you can regroup. Use this time to relax in the comfort of home. Allow your mind and body to rest and rejuvenate. All you may require is some alone time to help boost your mood and make you feel more like yourself again.

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Dinner out with friends can be a great way to improve your state of mind. Remember to smile ;) Photo via Pixabay.

Plan a Fun Activity

Planning a fun activity to look forward to is also an option to lift yourself up when you feel down. Pick a day to go to the beach, head out on a bike ride or schedule dinner with friends. Notice how quickly you’re able to get to a better place mentally. It’s possible you’ve been under lot of stress lately and simply need to release some of the toxic energy that’s been affecting you.

When You Feel Down about Yourself: The Takeaway

It’s normal to feel down about yourself once in a while, so stay hopeful you can get out of your funk. Take advantage of one or more of these tips for what to do when you feel down and out of sorts. It’s likely you’ll be able to quickly turn your situation around and soon find more peace and happiness in your days.



  1. syl65 August 21, 2018

    It happens to us all, great tips, Christy.

    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      Thanks Syl ❤️ Have a lovely weekend ahead

    2. syl65 August 24, 2018

      You’re welcome 😊and thank you 😊

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  2. Ashley's Blog August 21, 2018

    Thanks for sharing!!! Love it!!

    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      👋 Hi! Great enthusiasm 💋

  3. Piyush Choudhary August 21, 2018

    I tune into Bieber and listen to him till the moment I am fresh….great tips there :)

    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      Great you have music that picks you up!

  4. OJ's Pride August 22, 2018

    Facts. Well written, Christy

    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      So kind 💕

    2. OJ's Pride August 25, 2018

      My pleasure

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  5. Ben Aqiba August 22, 2018

    Hi Christy,

    that is normal state, and I agree with you, it is important to people realize that state of mind will pass.It is just like our thoughts.We can have a couple of thousands bad and negative thoughts,but it is important that most of our thoughts are positive :)
    Great post

    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      And your wonderful posts reflect this very thing, Ben. Keep sharing your light 🌟

  6. ksbeth August 22, 2018

    good reminders

    1. Christy B August 24, 2018

      So glad it’s a useful one 💕

  7. prettocouture August 27, 2018

    NYC one

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  8. Sparkling Dawn September 16, 2018

    Sometimes a shower and washing my hair can just work wonders for me and helps me to be more positive again, rejuvenate the sparkle ✨xx

    1. Christy B November 12, 2018

      You’re so right about the power of simply washing our hair. Thanks Dawn xo

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