Sometimes you feel like you are not good enough, perhaps because of certain challenges that may make you give into self-doubt. Whether you are in the depths of depression or have survived an assault on who you are, or even if you are just having a really bad day, sometimes it seems like, “My life doesn’t matter.” However, that thought is wrong. Your life does matter.
The good news is you are not alone; we all have moments like that in our lives.
If you’ve lost your self-worth and confidence, you are at the right place; this article will help you improve your overall well-being by reminding you why you matter.
You are the only person who can be you.
This planet has over 7 billion people and yet you are the only person who is exactly like you. Take for instance, your fingerprints; they are unique and yet you are the only one with them.
Ideally, everyone faces different challenges and gains different experiences. The fact that each one of us has a different life journey means we all have different stories to tell. Believe it or not, this simple fact is incredibly crucial.
You exist for a reason.
It’s not accidental; you’re here because you have a story to tell and you’re here because you will have an impact. You matter. You always have and you always will.
Maybe you forgot that because you’re surrounded by people who make you feel like you don’t, but you are enough and you are important and as long as you indubitably know that; nothing else matters. You are here. You are one of us. You have a life. Live it to its greatest extent.
You have something to offer the world.
We all do. Take some time to work out what your thing is and then do that – it doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as you are happy and it feels right.
Everyone has a purpose in life and though at times it may be hard to see it does exist. You deserve to live your life the best you can.
Your opinions hold value.
The way you see the world matters, the words you keep to yourself because you’re too afraid of what people may think matter. Your voice matters.
You have the ability to make a change and do what makes you happy. Don’t shy away from it.
You have the ability to make a stranger’s day.
You don’t need to be a superhuman to put a smile on someone’s face; all you need is little acts of random kindness. Take a look at yourself and note that you are every bit capable of making a stranger’s day brighter.
Whether it’s sharing a smile, helping an old lady across the street or offering up your seat to someone else, you possess the power to make a stranger’s day even if you are unable to make your own.
You can love and be loved.
Love conquers all, simply because it is the greatest of all. Love really does make the world go round. You are not unlovable. There are people who can see the goodness in you even when you can’t.
If you have no family or friends, or workmates or pets to love in your immediate location, find some friends online, join a group or club, go to the shelter and pick a cat – you can love and be loved and that is pretty special.
You have the potential to inspire others.
While you are busy trying to be more of someone else and less of you, remember, someone somewhere is doing the exact same thing: Wanting to be you.
Instead of wallowing in self-pity, note that, in one way or another, you can greatly inspire someone. You have the ability to help others who are going through similar situations. You can turn a negative situation into a positive one.
Even though it may feel like you are the only one on this earth and no one understands you or what you’re going through, it couldn’t be further from the truth. People might not be in the same situation as you but we all have feelings. We all have experienced the feeling of being hurt, left out or not good enough at some point in time. So, don’t fall prey to the negative thoughts in your mind. You matter just as much as the other person does.