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Feeling good being me!

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 Okay, immediately some people may think there are many reasons why some people shouldn't feel good about who they are. 

This piece isn't written for other people it's written to you, the person who is reading it right now. If you feel there are issues in your life you need to resolve so you can feel good about yourself, then please speak to someone. 

You do matter. This piece may also be useful but does not replace professional advice. www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/learning-not-to-beat-yourself-up-with-guilt-1Remember, if you feel overwhelmed by guilt or your feelings about yourself have you thinking of suicide, please do speak to someone. 

The Samaritans are there 24/7 365 Tel 116 123.

It's amazing how many of us, if asked to list 10 things we liked about ourselves we would struggle, however, asked about things we don't like about ourselves………….we may ask for another sheet of paper! Some of this may be due to what we learned as children, where 'blowing your own trumpet' was not a desirable trait and meant you had to wait until someone told you, you had done well…………..and we wonder sometimes why we end up needing other people's approval!

Now there is a difference between being arrogant and projecting as the great 'I am' and feeling good about yourself. Feeling good about ourselves doesn't mean we aren't also humble. It means you actually have come to terms with who you are, the parts of you that you like and the parts you would change, as we all can have things we would like to change. There is a difference though in wanting to have curly hair, versus hating yourself because you don't. I use hair as an example, but it applies to anything we beat ourselves up about.

There may be some habits we have we want to change, so we change them, learn not to beat ourselves up because we didn't do 10,000 steps today. We did 5,000 and hey that's better than the 2,000 a month ago.

This wee piece is for self-management tips. Sometimes things happen which has an impact on how we feel about ourselves and we need to talk to someone about that and get support to work through it. The whit's happening info magazines on the site have lists of services or speak to your GP or other health providers about counselling services near you.

The wee tips sheet offers some ideas on being kinder to yourself so you can feel good being you, if this is an area, for your wellbeing you want to work on. The wee affirmation postcard offers a wee tool to remind you of a promise you make to yourself to take steps towards feeling good about being you.

These pieces may also be of interest as look at issues of self-confidence www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/self-confidence-and-personal-leadership and self-talk www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/what-are-you-saying-to-yourself-because-you-are-listening-1 Both these areas are worth also working on when we want to learn to feel better about being ourselves. Each of us is unique and we do matter. Feeling good about ourselves can also help us in feeling kinder towards others and the planet as we all matter.

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."

 Buddha
Why for many feeling close to someone matters?
Tips for thinking more clearly.
 

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