Originally Posted by Voice of Reason
I do these..or I pick out one particular thing if I can...like "wow...my hair looks good this morning :)" or "my makeup is good and this outfit makes me look/feel beautiful"
ANDDDD take pictures...lots of pictures...like when your out and having a laugh....or if you just feel good...:D
then look back at them when you feel abit down...
These are good!
Also - smile. When you smile, even if you feel horrible, it changes something in you, gives you the chance to stop frowning and feel a smile on your face. I then often smile thinking how silly I might be or something, it has it's effects.
I find I am often giving myself positive self talk, even simply things like "I am beautiful" 'I am awesome". It sounds big headed but if you're only saying it in your head, can't do much harm.
Also, I find the environment I am in plays a massive part for me. Try and have a clean bedroom/car/etc, places you have control over and having them clean really does make a difference to your mood.
Of course, counselling & etc is good to overcome worked-in feelings of guilt, shame, and those sorts. But there are little things you can do along the way to help yourself, and the most
important thing is that you are here trying to find some suggestions. The fact you want to feel better is the best way to start.
I also try to listen to music that makes me smile/dance/sing and just, not worry so much about what others think. Easier said than done, but if I enjoy singing in my car loudly and I look silly - who cares! If I'm happy, that's what matters.
Also, in the early stages of all this I made sure I scheduled something nice into my day that I enjoyed. This gave me something to look forward to and also something to reflect on at the end of the day. It comes just as habit now.
I really hope you find what it is that works for you. Thank you for making this post.