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What do I do when I feel like I've hit rock bottom and I'm not worth it anymore?

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Last Updated: 03/11/2022 at 5:31am
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June 19th, 2021 12:01am
Talk to people. Open up and really be authentic about what it is that is bothering you. Take deep breaths. Move your body. Eat well. Drink water. Take a cognitive approach and challenge your negative thoughts into positive ones. Everytime you get a thought that say's you're not worth it - say "I am worth it. I am desirable. I am worthy. I am wanted. I am powerful. I am strong. I am enough. I choose resiliency. I choose peace. I choose happiness. I choose myself." The things we say to ourselves in a state of low self esteem are important!
July 4th, 2021 9:20am
this is a very personalized answer, depending on what you have been through. i think that perhaps the best way to solve that issue is to take some time to do some self reflection. understand how comes you have hit rock bottom, what has lead you to this point. then once you know (this process could take a long time!) see if you can go back and solve it. was it trauma? Or maybe a small event that happened in your life that got bigger and bigger as time went on? If you are able to understand what brought you there in the first place and go to 'revisit it', then you can try and set very small goals to accomplish every week. For example, just brushing your teeth every morning could be a goal. Start of with very simple things and gradually move on. Hope this helps :)) And know you ARE worth it!
July 31st, 2021 7:43pm
It is super important that you reach out for help. Often times, when we are surrounded by complete darkness it feels almost impossible for us to get out. That's why we sometimes need someone to help us get through it. Other people who aren't as emotionally invested in the problem you're facing as you are can think about it objectively and help you rationalize your thoughts. They can also help you to come up with a safety plan should you need one You can also always come to 7 Cups to talk to one of our Listeners. There's always someone here to listen
August 13th, 2021 7:58am
You get up and make yourself worth it again in this world you really can only have yourself sometimes and it's when you get up and get through it that you will feel worth it again. So get up, go above and beyond you are worth it and rock bottom is the beginning of a journey right? you don't just start from the middle, you start at the bottom. Hitting rock bottom means you had actually achieved much but due to this or that you went back to square one and this time you know what not to do. Pick yourself up that's when you will truly value step one when its your own effort
September 6th, 2021 8:25pm
One of my favorite sayings/quotes is when you've hit rock bottom, the only way you can go from there is back up. Be kind to yourself and meet yourself where you're at. Rock bottom can be scary and feel hopeless, but think of it as another chance to build a solid inner foundation and rebuild yourself in any way that you want to :) I know that you got this
October 21st, 2021 5:53pm
i make sure i get outside! i noticed when i am busy and productive I feel better about myself. But I know when I need to take a break! Or I find things that will motivate me like reading and or listening to music to help me get in the mood to get some work done. My friends and family definitely help me feel like myself again, they are always willing to help me feel good about myself. during these times during lockdown, you gotta remind yourself that you haven't experienced anything like this before. you are loved and cherished! always remember that!
October 31st, 2021 3:00pm
remember: Everything is temporary. Everything. And no matter how hard it may seem, a way out of the situation can always be found. Really. This may sometimes require a little wait. Well, and of course, your desire to change and change. It remains to be patient quite a bit. The day will surely come when you pass all the exams, work debts and enjoy the weekend, and maybe even vacations. Now it is necessary to push and finish off all the cases, so that later you can forget about them and rest.
December 5th, 2021 1:28pm
Hey I'm a listener here on 7 cups @joyfulFirework2809 There are time in ones life when we feel like I'm not worth it, I haven't done anything good not for myself and not for the people who love me. Trust yourself Get back to those certificates when you told the world, who you are. What is you capability. What can you do. What have you done. Go back and cherish those memories, which built you strong enough to fight with all the negativity. Sat back and think for a while what you used to be and what you are now. You have to feel strong again. Cause trust me you are the strongest soul I believe in. Take care.🤗
January 26th, 2022 3:53pm
First, is realizing that if I am at rock bottom, the only way for me to go is up. I start rebuilding myself. Second, is turning to my higher power for guidance. Next, would be to take it a day at a time and focus on getting myself back on track. Finding my self worth. Focus on the things that bring me joy. Using my support system. Reaching out to a health professional. Joining support groups that in line with my thoughts and feelings. Continue to be positive and finds ways to motivate myself and empower myself everyday.
February 2nd, 2022 2:26pm
Coming from a person who has felt like they have hit rock bottom, it sucks. I think the best thing to do was realize that things have to get worse before they get better. If I am already at rock bottom, it can't get worse, right? I just have to wait for things to get better. And usually you have to put work into things to make it better, so being at rock bottom can be part of the motivation. If you are in a bad place, it's okay to reach out to people. Having friends, family, anyone be by your side, can help get you out of rock bottom. Anyways, I love you all, and there is always someone out there willing to help you.
February 26th, 2022 2:49am
I really empathise with these kinds of feelings because it can be indicative of a deeper depression and it is highlighted by a feeling of hopelessness for the future. I am really sorry that you feel like you cannot see the worth in yourself anymore, but I want to assure you that it is there. This might be the moment to reflect on whether you might need some outside help. I would recommend reaching out to a therapist or talking to friends or family that you know will be supportive of you. Sometimes, in the journey to rediscover your self worth and pull yourself out of the abyss you might temporarily need to rely on the love, support, and positivity of how others see you. You can choose to believe in the great things that others say about you, if you cannot think of anything positive about yourself. If you do not have support systems around you, I encourage you to reach out to the resources that you do have like a therapist, or online resources like 7 cups to help you. I wish you all the best and I hope you feel better soon!
March 11th, 2022 5:31am
You are worth living. Never think low of yourself. You should understand that everyone feels like this at one point of their life but it's never too late to begin again afresh. You are one amazing person you can be happy you can achieve when you truly work for it. I know it's sounds typical but that is how life works. You will get through this. You can. You are worth it. You are worth living you can be happy you can make others happy you are good enough never think bad about yourself other opinions doesn't matter it matters how you respect yourself don't try to earn others respect try to earn your respect first.