Feelings of self doubt and unworthiness creep into everyone’s minds at some point. While one person may believe they have no friends and should just give up on themselves, and life, another may be feeling like they can’t do anything right and their life is not worth living. If you are feeling this way, there are 15 questions you should ask yourself before throwing in the towel.
Have I Gotten Dressed Today?
Sometimes getting out of bed and getting dressed is a good start to feeling better about yourself. If you find yourself thinking negative thoughts and you haven’t even gotten out of bed yet, it’s time to get up, get dressed, and toss those negative thoughts to the side, along with your pajamas.
Have I Showered?
Taking a shower is an ideal way to cleanse not only the body, but also the mind. If you are feeling like throwing in the towel, it might be a good idea to take a shower and use that towel to dry off.
Have I Eaten?
Eating a healthy meal can improve your overall wellness. If negative thoughts are eating away at you, it’s time to eat something yourself. Foods with protein are the best choice, such as nuts or lean meat.
Am I Hydrated?
Water is vital for proper brain function and overall health. If your mind is getting you down, try drinking a glass of water and getting your hydration levels up.
Have I Stretched My Legs?
Sitting around all day can have a negative impact on someone’s mind and body. Rather than feeling sorry for yourself about how lazy you’re being, make yourself stand up and stretch your legs for a while. Taking a walk is a great way to clear your head.
Have I Danced Lately?
Dancing is sometimes the only way to free your mind from everything going on around you. You don’t have to be a professional dancer. Simply turn on your favorite song and dance around your living room, shaking away all the negative feelings you’re experiencing.
Have I Cuddled With Another Person?
Some people say cuddling cures everything. That is because cuddling, or even just hugging another person, can make you feel good. Oxytocin levels are increased while cuddling, so you feel connected, secure, and happy.
Did I Say Something Nice to Someone Else?
Giving up should not be done until you say something nice to another person. You never know who else may be feeling the way you are, and showing some kindness could be more helpful than you know.
Are You Feeling Fatigued?
Having trouble sleeping at night can make people’s mind fatigued and foggy. If this is the case, try listening to soothing sounds and falling asleep peacefully. A good night’s rest might make all the difference.
Do I Feel Unattractive?
The way you feel about your appearance plays a major role in how you feel about yourself overall. If you feel unattractive, try getting dressed up and taking a picture. You will show yourself how good you truly look. If you still don’t like how you like, share the picture with friends or family. They may have compliments about you that you wouldn’t have realized otherwise.
Do I Feel Ineffective?
Not getting anything done is an easy way to feel like you’re a failure and shouldn’t be alive. When you’re feeling ineffective, get up and get something accomplished. It will make you feel like you actually got something done in the day.
Am I Being Indecisive?
Being indecisive can make you feel like you’re not smart enough to make decisions. Make a plan for the day and stick to it. It can help break through the indecisiveness and help you make decisions faster in the future.
Have I Overexerted Myself?
Many times, people put way too much pressure on themselves to get tasks done. Too much pressure and stress is not good for the mind, however, as overexertion can lead to anxiety and fatigue. If you’ve overexerted yourself too much lately, allow yourself to step back and take a break.
Has It Been a Week?
People sometimes get in a funk that they can’t break out of, no matter how hard they try. Instead of throwing in the towel after a day or two of feeling unworthy, wait a week. After a week’s gone by, you may feel different about yourself than you did seven days ago.
Have I Spoken to a Therapist?
The help of a professional can be a major savior when you’re feeling down in the dumps. Rather than handling the situation on your own, you can speak to a therapist about how you’re feeling. He or she will get you to show some mindfulness of the situation.
You are much more capable of handling life than you think. You’ve already made it this far in life, so keep on going. You’ll make it through whatever comes your way, even if it doesn’t feel like it. Just ask yourself these questions and you’ll have your thoughts turned around in no time.