11 Ways To Deal With A Low Self Esteem Day
By: Kratika Mon, 03 May 2021 4:01 PM
We all have low self-esteem days here and there. But, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to deal with a low self-esteem day.
Having a crappy day? Whether you woke up with a breakout, called your ex crying last night, or got fired from your job, there are plenty of ways to pick yourself from a low self-esteem day. Then, keep on living like the awesome person you are.
Some of these tips are small and others take a touch more effort, but each and every one of them will help you survive this low self-esteem day and come out of it feeling great and refreshed for a new day tomorrow.
# Pamper yourself
This is an easy one. If you wake up feeling less perky than usual, do something a little extra for yourself. Put on that new lipstick and maybe a face mask before work. Stop by Starbucks and get a fancy latte instead of having coffee at the office.
Putting more effort into yourself is a form of self-love. And showing yourself that you deserve this treatment will remind you how awesome you really are.
# Channel Rosie the Riveter, Beyonce, or Michelle Obama
Let yourself get inspired by a strong person you look up to. Pick someone and channel whatever you think they channels to be their kick-ass self. Walk down the street with attitude, smile at a stranger, and help that elderly woman cross the street.
But, not at the gym. Yes, we all know exercise gives you endorphins, and endorphins make you happy *thank you, Elle Woods*. But going to the gym on a low self-esteem day sounds like the worst idea in the world.
Looking around at people bettering themselves and knowing what they’re doing is not going to help. Instead, go for a jog in your neighborhood, do some yoga in your living room, or find that old Jane Fonda Workout tape and do some aerobics.
I know it can be hard to lift yourself up on a day like this, but even just a brisk walk can help perk up your spirits.
# Call your mom
Talk to a friend. Pep talks are so underrated. Reach out to a close friend or your mom and just vent. Let her know you just don’t feel like yourself today. You can always count on your bestie to fill you with meaningful compliments that ring true to who you are.
# Be comfortable
Don’t pop on your new outfit that you aren’t sure about yet. Instead, wear what makes you comfortable. That doesn’t mean sweatpants but can mean your go-to.
You don’t have to do something special to get over you low self-esteem day, do what normally makes you feel good.
# Remember tomorrow will be better
I know we live in the now, but today is just one day out of your entire life. Try to remind yourself that tomorrow will not be the same. You will get some sleep and wake up feeling stronger, better, and more confident.
Get it all out. It may sound silly but writing out all your feelings on paper will get them out of your system. You can crumple them up and throw them out or even burn them to give the words less meaning.
# Celebrate small wins
The barista at your coffee shop gave you a free donut, you made it through every green light, and your boss complimented your work. Take these small victories and celebrate them.
You deserve to remember that you are an amazing person who is capable and should believe in themselves.
# Avoid social media
It may feel good to see how many likes you’ve got and if your ex watched your Instagram story, but seeing everyone else’s highlight reel on a down day won’t help your mindset.
# Call out sick
Take a mental health day. Sometimes you need to dwell in the crap that is a low self-esteem day. Curl up in bed, eat junk food, and binge watch your favorite show. You deserve a day to feel blah.
# Create something
Try a recipe, build Ikea furniture, or even draw a picture. Letting out your creative side boosts your confidence. Knowing that you are able to concoct something amazing whether it is a pasta meal or work of art will remind you that you are better than this low self-esteem day. [Read: 20 small steps for big results when you’re trying to feel better]