If you had a bad month, it can be hard to feel confident about yourself and your abilities. How are you supposed to get past that? How can you stop feeling ashamed of what happened? How do you start believing in yourself again? You follow these 8 helpful tips and soon enough, the good times will come back and you become a confident person again.
How to Build Self-Confidence After a Bad Month: How it Works
Sometimes, we have bad months. They happen and no one is immune from them. Whether you’re on the receiving end of some tough news or simply had a string of unfortunate events that made life difficult during those days, these types of rough patches can be hard. However, it doesn’t have to stay that way. How do you get over a bad month? How can you start feeling confident about yourself again?
Here are some helpful tips on how to build self-confidence after a bad month:
1. Recognize that you’re not alone – in fact, more than 50% of people have a bad month, so you see are not alone and It’s only normal to develop low self esteem at some point.
So if you are one of these people, try to look at the bigger picture and remember that most people are going through the same thing. Don’t allow yourself to feel like you have all these symptoms of low self esteem because everyone has it at some point and they’re just as bad off, if not worse than you are. This is a good way to remind yourself that there’s no need for you to feel bad about yourself and what you’re going through right now is only temporary.
2. Give yourself a break from social media – the newsfeed can be unkind when things are going poorly, and it has been proven that taking breaks from social media helps us to feel better. Try for one day, or maybe even just an hour at a time until you’re feeling more like your old self again.
3. Focus on the good things about your life – think of the good things and what you’re grateful for every day because when we focus on the good, it’s easier to see what is going well and avoid negative people who always talk about negative things or bad things about the others. In no time at all, you’ll be feeling better about yourself.
4. Try to keep up with your regular routine as much as possible – like exercise, go out with friends, eat healthy every day, and just try to find the little joys in life. Finding joy in every little thing you do can help you build positive thinking.
5. Take some time for yourself – by going to the movies or getting a massage or taking a walk- just do something that you enjoy. Doing something you like by yourself will help you remember that you’re an important person and deserve to be happy.
6. Find something new to do – join a yoga class, volunteer at an animal shelter, take archery lessons, join networking events, start a blog, or find your passions. Trying new things can help you feel like you’re trying to move forward and live an exciting life.
7. Stop comparing yourself or your situation to others – remember that you are unique and have different experiences. Comparing yourself to others doesn’t do anything productive, it just makes you feel worse about your situation and will only worsen your negative thoughts.
8. Talk with your family members and friends – remember it’s only normal what you’re going through and sharing your feelings with others can make you feel like you’re not alone and can help with your mental health.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to your families and friends and share with them your thoughts.
Self-confidence is one of the most important traits a person can have in themselves; however, building self-confidence after a bad month may seem tough at first.
Self-confidence comes in many shapes, sizes, genders and of course personalities. How I build my self-confidence may not work for you; however, the above tips are worth trying when building your own self-confidence after a bad month.
It’s okay if you have had an awful, terrible month and are feeling low about yourself. Just like any other bad situation in life, we can learn from it and move past the hardship with some help from families and friends.