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How To Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth

How To Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth

Update: 2016-04-17
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Do you have times when you feel lousy about yourself? Times when you hate yourself or just feel that you're just worthless?
I have these moments, and if you do, I want you to know that you're not alone. More importantly, I want to share with you tips to deal with such debilitating moments of negative self-worth, so that you can gain strength to continue in your journey and not feel like you need to struggle by yourself. 
In this episode of The Personal Excellence Podcast, I share 6 tips to deal with moments of negative self-worth:

Tip #1: Forgive yourself [01:42 ]
Tip #2: Everyone is struggling [04:27 ]
Tip #3: Stop subjecting yourself to impossible standards [07:15 ]
Tip #4: Do something that makes you happy [11:21 ]
Tip #5: Identify trends in what's making you feel negative [15:24 ]
Tip #6: Recognize you are complete [22:27 ]

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How To Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth [Transcript]
Welcome to The Personal Excellence Podcast. The show that's all about helping you be your best self and live your best life. Now, your host, Celestine Chua!
Celestine Chua: Hey everyone! I'm Celestine Chua from PersonalExcellence.co.
Today's podcast is about how to deal with moments of negative self-worth. I don't know about you, but there are times when I deal with debilitating moments of negative self-worth. These moments may not be common, but there are times when they surface. During such moments, I just feel like I'm worthless, I'm doing a lousy, crappy job, or I just hate myself.
I've found that such moments can happen when I feel like I'm not doing a good job, or I feel like I can be doing more, or bad incidences happen and I feel beat myself up over them.
There are times when we feel down and out. I want to let you know that it's normal. It's okay. There's no need to feel ashamed of feeling this way. In today's episode, I want to share simple tips on how to deal with moments of negative self-worth and to feel better about yourself.
1) Forgive yourself
My first tip is to forgive yourself.
So, I'm not sure about you, but I have times when I fault myself for not doing things the best way, or not handling situations in a way that is in line with my 100 percent ideal definition. These don't have to be some serious incident but just very small little things that I'm sure nobody remembers or thinks about.
But I would just think about them later on and think about how I could have handled something in a better way or dealt with one small thing in a better manner, that could have perhaps improved that overall situation.
But I've learned that it's about forgiving myself. Forgiving myself for any shortfall vs. my expectations. Recognizing that whatever I did or didn't do, I've already done the best that I could within that situation, within that context. And it's about learning from the experience and working to be a better me.
Perhaps for you that could be something you're faulting yourself for. And because of this, you feel these moments of negative self-worth. If that's the case, is it time to start forgiving yourself? Forgiving yourself for any shortfall. Recognizing that you have really done the best you could within the circumstance, within the situation.
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How To Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth

How To Deal With Moments of Negative Self-Worth

Celestine Chua