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Why Do I Always Feel Like I’m Not Good Enough

 

Sometimes you feel inadequate and not good enough while the feeling of less important lingers in the mind. The next thought after it should be that such statements are all a lie. While this feeling could pop up occasionally amongst many of us, getting our self esteem affected by this is just not acceptable. It is easy to get dragged into such thoughts but we need to understand how to break the negative thoughts pattern. 

Before we tell you how to break out of the negative thoughts pattern, let’s learn the reason behind always feeling not good enough. 

For some of us, there is an external pressure from society with huge hopes and attributions that are not easy to fulfill. This may show that we are not adequate to work upfront. For others, this feeling comes from our childhood experiences where we might have been scolded or shown a downside. Apart from this:

  • There could be a mental breakdown in your childhood which has become a hidden core belief today.
  • You might want to consider yourself as a positive thinker but your inner critic is still judgemental.
  • You did not receive proper care and stability from your parents or caregivers.
  • You had critical and demanding parents in your childhood.
  • There were strong traumatic incidents in your past which still keep you in shadow of not being good enough.

There could be other reasons which make you feel not good enough but the next section is providing you practices which you shall develop to avoid this feeling.

Ways To Stop Thinking You Are Not Enough

When there is a cycle of harmful thoughts lingering within, we need to find the ways to stop this cycle.

  1. Avoid Comparing Yourself To Others

No one can meet the ideal parameter because each of us is loaded with different traits. And if you like to attain a mental peace then you must keep in mind not comparing yourself to others. If you keep thinking that certain attributes shall be yours and certain shall not be then you are naturally reinforcing the feeling of ‘not good enough’ within yourself

For example, you are comparing your body shape with an actress whose picture in the magazine might also be heavily edited. Remember, life is not a competition and it is necessary to be at your own peace.

  1. Avoid Getting Surrounded by Critical People

Unconsciously we choose toxic friends or toxic people in our life who don’t lose a chance to put us down. This process may become so overwhelming that we just start getting negative thoughts and start believing that we are just not enough for a particular person or a job. In fact this leads to unnecessary comparisons and complete denial of positive voice within ourselves.

  1. Recall Your Past Achievements

You may be getting engulfed in the society’s standards but understand that you don’t need such standards to feel good enough about yourself. Moreover, you should get back to the good times or your past achievements where you actually showed your caliber. So next time you are feeling low about yourself, focus on where you had succeeded before and if someone can really bother you for your goodness.

  1. Speak To Your Close Friend

 Someone who knows you inside out and doesn’t judge you for who you are can really help you remind yourself of the positive traits about yourself. Call them up or schedule a meeting with them, share what you feel and you can expect a good mental boost in return. In case you are not able to connect with them immediately, consider them sitting beside you. Imagine what advice they had given you in this particular situation. It’s time to lift your spirits high for yourself and feel worthy.

  1. Try Writing A Journal

Try writing down how you are feeling everyday in your journal. Let your journal face all the inner thoughts and with this, you can also replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. You can also try writing things that you are grateful for and mention some positive quotes to lift your mood up. Your journal helps you with positive growth of mindset side by side. Accept it and love the idea!

  1. Consider Going For Therapy

Instead of beating yourself up and imagining yourself in worse situations than ever, be a little kinder to yourself. You can do so by taking care of yourself and considering a good therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one such thing which helps you in identifying all the negative thoughts, the reason behind it and ways to turn them into positive. 

Wrap Up

We hope that you have found out reasons behind not feeling good about yourself and not enough through this blog. We have also mentioned ways on how to deal with such thoughts in the blog and we are hopeful that you will keep up with the relationship of you with yourself going in a better way. What are your thoughts about it, share them with us in the comments below.

Sometimes you feel inadequate and not good enough while the feeling of less important lingers in the mind. The next thought after it should be that such statements are all a lie. While this feeling could pop up occasionally amongst many of us, getting our self esteem affected by this is just not acceptable. It is easy to get dragged into such thoughts but we need to understand how to break the negative thoughts pattern. 

Before we tell you how to break out of the negative thoughts pattern, let’s learn the reason behind always feeling not good enough. 

For some of us, there is an external pressure from society with huge hopes and attributions that are not easy to fulfill. This may show that we are not adequate to work upfront. For others, this feeling comes from our childhood experiences where we might have been scolded or shown a downside. Apart from this:

  • There could be a mental breakdown in your childhood which has become a hidden core belief today.
  • You might want to consider yourself as a positive thinker but your inner critic is still judgemental.
  • You did not receive proper care and stability from your parents or caregivers.
  • You had critical and demanding parents in your childhood.
  • There were strong traumatic incidents in your past which still keep you in shadow of not being good enough.

There could be other reasons which make you feel not good enough but the next section is providing you practices which you shall develop to avoid this feeling.

Ways To Stop Thinking You Are Not Enough

When there is a cycle of harmful thoughts lingering within, we need to find the ways to stop this cycle.

  1. Avoid Comparing Yourself To Others

No one can meet the ideal parameter because each of us is loaded with different traits. And if you like to attain a mental peace then you must keep in mind not comparing yourself to others. If you keep thinking that certain attributes shall be yours and certain shall not be then you are naturally reinforcing the feeling of ‘not good enough’ within yourself

For example, you are comparing your body shape with an actress whose picture in the magazine might also be heavily edited. Remember, life is not a competition and it is necessary to be at your own peace.

  1. Avoid Getting Surrounded by Critical People

Unconsciously we choose toxic friends or toxic people in our life who don’t lose a chance to put us down. This process may become so overwhelming that we just start getting negative thoughts and start believing that we are just not enough for a particular person or a job. In fact this leads to unnecessary comparisons and complete denial of positive voice within ourselves.

  1. Recall Your Past Achievements

You may be getting engulfed in the society’s standards but understand that you don’t need such standards to feel good enough about yourself. Moreover, you should get back to the good times or your past achievements where you actually showed your caliber. So next time you are feeling low about yourself, focus on where you had succeeded before and if someone can really bother you for your goodness.

  1. Speak To Your Close Friend

 Someone who knows you inside out and doesn’t judge you for who you are can really help you remind yourself of the positive traits about yourself. Call them up or schedule a meeting with them, share what you feel and you can expect a good mental boost in return. In case you are not able to connect with them immediately, consider them sitting beside you. Imagine what advice they had given you in this particular situation. It’s time to lift your spirits high for yourself and feel worthy.

  1. Try Writing A Journal

Try writing down how you are feeling everyday in your journal. Let your journal face all the inner thoughts and with this, you can also replace your negative thoughts with positive ones. You can also try writing things that you are grateful for and mention some positive quotes to lift your mood up. Your journal helps you with positive growth of mindset side by side. Accept it and love the idea!

  1. Consider Going For Therapy

Instead of beating yourself up and imagining yourself in worse situations than ever, be a little kinder to yourself. You can do so by taking care of yourself and considering a good therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one such thing which helps you in identifying all the negative thoughts, the reason behind it and ways to turn them into positive. 

Wrap Up

We hope that you have found out reasons behind not feeling good about yourself and not enough through this blog. We have also mentioned ways on how to deal with such thoughts in the blog and we are hopeful that you will keep up with the relationship of you with yourself going in a better way. What are your thoughts about it, share them with us in the comments below.

 

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