35 Ways to Instantly Feel Better About Yourself


Feeling down can be triggered by some of the most mundane things. Things like a bad hair day, not being able to get over a mistake, or waking up 10 minutes late. Hey, we’ve all been there. Instead of beating yourself up about it, try one of these suggestions below.

  1. Take a deep breath, and close your eyes to visualize things working out.
  2. Call a friend to say you’re feeling down, sometimes just admitting you’re not feeling great can make a world of difference.
  3. Write in your journal.
  4. Do some window shopping.
  5. Go for a run around the neighborhood.
  6. Volunteer for a local organization.
  7. Shoot some hoops.
  8. Get rid of clutter.
  9. Go ahead and cry it out.
  10. Listen to some music online.
  11. Try a new hobby.
  12. Go fishing at a local lake, pond or some awesome pier.
  13. Go for a long drive.
  14. Do some scrapbooking.
  15. Update your social media profile.
  16. Browse the farmers market.
  17. Attend a free event.
  18. Repurpose old jeans into shorts.
  19. Make a homemade pizza with your favorite toppings.
  20. Clean out your garage.
  21. Pick the fruit or vegetable from your home garden.
  22. Throw a potluck with friends and family.
  23. Do some arts and crafts.
  24. Watch a sunset.
  25. Listen to a podcast.
  26. Write someone a letter.
  27. Start planning your next getaway.
  28. Take your car to the car wash. While cleaning your car you’re also cleaning out those negative thoughts.
  29. Take a nap.
  30. Organize old photos into an album or digitally.
  31. Clean up your email.
  32. Take a nice bath.
  33. Write a bucket list.
  34. Explore the downtown area of your city.
  35. Most important of them all. Stop comparing yourself with others! Trying to be like someone else only makes you forget how awesome you are. Besides, there may be someone out there comparing themselves to you!

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