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5. Try to rationalise your thoughts

This can be incredibly difficult and it isn’t something that will just happen overnight, we know.

By trying to set up healthier thought processes, you will start to create a much better mindset for yourself.


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9. Practice mindfulness

Mindfulness comes in many forms, some being meditation or yoga and some being gratitude practice or other daily rituals.

Mindfulness is essentially focusing on being present; in the moment . This practice aims to still...


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3. Remember the good days

Making notes of the things that leave you feeling good is another great way to create something you can turn to during more difficult times.

By having something to look back on that reminds you of more positive times, you can start to rationalize your feelings a bit more.


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6. Ask Others If They Feel The Same Way – They Will!

By asking them about these kinds of issues as well as just talking about it, you can start to make a lot more sense of what is going on.

Again, speak with people you trust if you want to be fully open, or try to be casual if you’re talking with those you don’t know so well.

By learnin...


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10. Try Something New And Do Something Uncomfortable

By trying something totally new, you’ll find yourself in a different situation and you’ll be forced out of the comfort zone you’ve built around yourself.

You’ll also gain confidence through trying new th...


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11. Reframe and reword

A lot of us get very stuck in our ways and some of our behaviors are just knee-jerk reactions.

To a large extent, thinking leads to manifesting. This basically means that the more you focus on certain things, the more likely they are to occur. You create


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7. Find the trigger(s)

Do your best to find whatever it is that triggers these feelings . Keeping a journal of your emotions can be really helpful – you can record simple parts of ea...


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8. Seek guidance and set goals

Speak to your boss about setting objectives. Having a target to work toward is great for most of us – a little bit of pressure can be beneficial as we push ourselves that bit harder…

…and you’ll feel incredible when you reach these goals.


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2. Keep track of accomplishments

2. Keep track of accomplishments

Feeling like a ‘loser’ can spark from a huge variety of things, many of which are centered around work. If you think this may be the case, it’s time to start keeping track of what you’re doing.

Keeping track of everything will remind you of your abilities and the responsibilities you’ve bee...


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12. Seek professional help

Of course, if it seems as though these feelings are starting to take over and affect your daily life, we’d suggest seeking professional help.

The important thing is to focus on a future where these feelings are less intense and less frequent, and we hope that these suggestions are the first...


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4. Don't compare yourself to others

A lot of our feelings of self-doubt are in relation to other people. This is totally natural, so try not to beat yourself up over it.

Some feelings of jealousy are normal, but if it’s leading to you feeling like a failure in comparison, you need to find a way to stop this


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1. Speak to loved ones

Speaking to people you trust is one of the best ways to get through whatever it is you’re experiencing – in this case, a sense of being a loser.

It’s very important to remember that when you’re feeling this low – you are not alone and you do matter.


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