The “not-good-enough” slump

You know that experience of feeling “not good enough” compared to other people?

Maybe it sneaks up on you when you read about someone else’s success.
Maybe it happens if you wake up feeling low.

Whatever the reason, it can be pretty tough to shake off.

Here are 3 ways to get out of that slump:

1. See the good in others. When you validate other people, you take your mind off your problems. It also helps you see more of the goodness inside yourself.

2. Be of service to someone else. Immediate change of perspective comes with helping someone. It can be a small gesture, like holding the door open for the next person. It can be calling up a friend in need and offering to make a meal this week.

3. Express gratitude. Count your blessings. Say Thank You!

Try any or all of these to get out of the “not-good-enough” slump.



4 Replies to “The “not-good-enough” slump”

  1. Thank you for sharing this! I’m guilty of this feeling from time to time and have a gratitude practice that’s really helped. I’ve recently begun doing #2, coming at my work from a place of service. It’s been great! Now to tackle #1 🙂

  2. Hi Anne,

    I am always surprised (and delight) by how magical gratitude can be! It is similar to the first idea of seeing the good in those around us and seeing the good in life itself. 🙂

  3. I remind myself that I don’t know someone else’s journey. Everyone has to take their own path so comparing is not only self-sabotage, it’s not fair to ourselves.

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