Introduction: How to Feel Great About Youself

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These are troubling times.  And we all need to feel good about ourselves once in a while, if not all the time. And so, I have put in this Instructable with things I have learned and experienced. So lets read farther on to learn how to feel Great About Yourself.

Step 1: Don't Put Any Mind Controlling Substances Into Your Body

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This includes ALL illegal drugs, and anything that can be used to get a "High". Because after a high comes a low, and its hard to feel good when you have that low.  Some other things that this includes could be some spray paints, overdoses of  prescription medications, alcohol, and smoking.  Even too much caffeine can be "addicting" and ultimately make you feel worse about yourself.

Step 2: Chose to Be Happy

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You can't feel good about yourself unless you chose to feel good. It's so obvious, yet very few people actually make that "without a doubt" conscious decision to be happy. When you start feeling sad, tell yourself that you don't want to feel sad or like a failure, you want to feel good about yourself. This doesn't mean that you can't be sad ever, because if you don't know what sorrow is you don't know what happiness is. The reason this was not number one is because you can't control whether or not you are happy if you are taking any mind controlling substances.

Step 3: Treat Failure As a Learning Experience

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Very simple, if you do something you wish you had not, don't do it again and you wont have that bad feeling that comes with it. But use common sense and don't do anything you will regret later.

Step 4: Work(or Do Stuff)

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Work is good for you.  It gives you money, and you feel better about yourself.  But if you treat work as a bad thing(back to that Choose to be Happy step), you will not feel good about yourself when you are done. But if you treat work as a good thing, or even if you are neutral about work, you will have a very successful feeling inside when you are done. Life, though, should not be dominated by work. When you aren't working, go out and do something physical. Or build something. If you are feeling down in the dumps, make the next generation of duct tape clothes, or jog for ten minutes thinking about all that you have been blessed with. Reading is also a good thing to do, (I am saying read things like Alice in Wonderland, and the Chronicles of Narnia, all the classics). I am not going to give you some high tech study someone had done showing reading is better than watching TV, just when I have finished reading one of the classics, I feel way better than when I have watched the movie.

Step 5: Have a Religion

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If you have something to live for, than you will have a better life. I am going to leave it at that and please, keep the comments clean and neutral on this matter.

Step 6: End Thoughts

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Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this Instructable. I hope you got something out of this and will live a happier life.


mattthomas992003 (author)2011-07-13

i like tacos

happyjo (author)2011-01-03

thank you for this!

wazupwiop (author)2010-12-18

I believe the key to happiness is religion. I believe that worldly things never bring true happiness. Worldly items bring temporary happiness, but they eventually break, get old, or get replaced by something new. I am not saying that having a nice, big TV isn't okay, but you shouldn't look that TV for your happiness. I am a Christian, and I believe the Bible is true. Many may not agree with my choice, but I believe that the ideas expressed in the Bible to be true. Many may not agree with anything that I said above. I am simply expressing my view and opinion over this subject, and I am not discriminating against anyone.

beingo_1990 (author)2010-12-17

tomorrow,have a text

D Jason Payne (author)2010-12-16

I like what you are saying. I do not agree with the religion thing though. I think people can find things to live for without religion. I am an athiest and I find new things to live for every day. I think you could add charities and volunteer work to that step and it would work as well. Love you. - J

With so many different religious philosophies in the world, I came to the conclusion a long time ago that the human animal has evolved certain psychological processes, that most people would accept as "religion". These philosophical structures are generally concerned with "Explaining Natural Phenomena" and "rules for civilised living". It doesn't seem to make a great deal of difference whether your holy texts are written by Mohamed, Moses, Newton, Einstein, Plato, Socrates, George Lucas or any one else, all are valid ways of approaching the problems of human existence. Religion is not a passive object, it is a process of education, evaluation and analysis. So that in this context, where the author writes "Have a Religion" I think they may be deliberately courting controversy, and attempting to leave a little room for discussion, but they are also saying "Believe in Something", and think carefully about what you believe in.

Nerdz (author)D Jason Payne2010-12-16

Live for yourself, your hopes and your dreams. Your Family your Friends. Live to make the world a better place than it is today. Live to solve Problems that currently Plague this world. Live to Die, for then Life has Meaning.

Theres a quote from a Anime which I like, shows the determination of the human spirit

"Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You've got two good legs. So get up and use them. You're strong enough to make your own path."

Now if I May add: Be comfortable in the skin your in, ie, accept yourself for who you are. For some this is a long process, and takes time. however, when you do, you will accept yourself.

Know your Flaws and how to fix them. Knowing yourself will help you understand people better, thus, your relationships with others will also be better.

Know your strengths and how to make them Stronger. Same as Above.

When we were all kids we were told we could be anything we wanted to be, find something and go with it. Experiment. Fail. Life is science after all.

"Anyone who hasnt failed Probably hasnt tried anything new"

-Einstein (misquoted)

lemonie (author)2010-12-17

It needs your photos and something(s) you have made or done.
Many people may doubt that you've ever been clinically-depressed or ever had good-quality drugs.


ChrysN (author)2010-12-16


To add to step 2 if you put a little smile on your face it will help you become happy it is like a feed back loop. As your mind senses that you are smiling you become happy.

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