How to feel good about yourself
Having a mental illness does not mean that you have to be an outcast to yourself or society. If you accept your illness and feel good about yourself, other people will learn to like you for who you are. There are activities you can do that will help you feel good about yourself. Here are things you can do to feel good about yourself.
Keep Reminding Yourself How Good You Are
Spend time with people who are nice to you and make you feel good about yourself. If you feel good about yourself, others will feel better about you. Make lists of good things about yourself, and read them often. If you have a diary, write your lists there. Write about:
Keep Reminding Yourself That Your Friends and Family Love You
You know your family and friends love you. Have them write down the reasons why.
Put the list in a place where you will easily see it every day
Make a list of good things you can say about yourself
Write down positive things you can say about yourself that make you feel better about yourself. These things may describe ways you would like to feel about yourself all the time, even if you do not feel that way right now. Listed below are examples of some positive things you can say about yourself.
Make a “things I enjoy doing” calendar
Get a calendar with large blank spaces for each day. Schedule things that you enjoy doing. You can write things down on your calendar like:
Promise yourself that you will check your “enjoy life” calendar every day and do whatever you have scheduled for yourself.