How To Stay Positive And Be Proud Of Yourself In Life #MentalHealth #Itsmychoice

With all the goals I have accomplished in life, whether big or small, personal or professional, I am really proud of all of them. There were times when I had a brief moments of doubt, whether I am doing it right or not but, not because I wasn’t sure but because my decision could have impacted many lives.

But at the end what matters is, whatever you do, you need to be happy only then you can make others happy. I am sure most of you will agree with me on this. Even the most mundane achievement can lead you to exceptionally content places in life. I seriously feel, we should never underestimate ourself. Every accomplished of mine led to where I am today and don’t you think that’s enough to be proud of?

No matter where you are and what you do, people are here to judge you, assess you and evaluate you for anything and everything. But these things should not matter if you are convinced with your decisions.  It’s your choice and be proud of it. Each goal you attain is worthy of celebration, especially when it takes you closer to your dreams in life.

When  I say I am proud of myself that is not just confined to my career choices but the way I have over come certain setback in my life too. A lot of people think that you can be only proud of yourself when you have accomplished something but we all know that  success means different to different people. So being proud of ourself is not contingent upon reaching some external standard of success, rather it is an internal state that arises when you feel good about who you are and what you have achieved.

As a coach and a trainer it gives me immense pleasure when I aid my clients in improving their relationships, careers, and day-to-day lives. I help them in clarifying their goals, identifying the obstacles that is holding them back and assist them in identifying various strategies to overcome them. And while doing this somewhere unconsciously I am helping myself in becoming a better person as every day there is a learning.

But is it easy to stay positive and happy all the time? No Not really. What about the times when you mess up things? What about when you are just not feeling proud of yourself? But the good news is, there are things that can keep you sane and things you can do to help turn that around.

6 Ways To Stay Positive

Focus on your positive qualities

Keeping positive qualities as a focal point can lead to both psychological and physical well being. It keeps you motivated and do not let you distract. It gives you the strength not to give up if you encounter difficulties along the way. It makes you look at failure and problems as blessings in disguise.

Engage in things that make you feel good

Do what you like. So if you carry out things what makes you happy it help you to stay positive. So everything is interrelated. When you are taking care of yourself and doing things you enjoy, it is hard not to feel a sense of pride.

Do not compare yourself

Remember each one of us are on our own journey and comparing your own progress to someone else’s is only going to make you feel worse. So focus on your own journey and be proud of the person you are.

Positive self talk

Pat your back and remind ourself that you have survived a lot of things in life that’s worth acknowledging. Not many people comes out of their challenges and setbacks stronger and the fact that you  didn’t let those setbacks defeat you is more than enough to be proud of.

Learn from your mistakes

When a person does mistakes, it shows a lot about their growth and the lesson’s they have learned along the way. When you learn from your failures and try your best to avoid repeating them, it says a lot about you and your personal development.

Be helpful

I am not boosting myself but one of the quality that made me a coach and a trainer is being selfless. We live in a selfish world and when we show act of kindness and compassion, you show other’s that there are hope and love amidst the darkness.

Doing all of these will give you a sense of happiness and make you feel content.

“This post is written for IT’S MY CHOICE Blog Train by Gleefulblogger & Wigglingpen ( in association with ) Vedix & Kerala Ayurveda

This post is part of Blogchatter’s #CauseAChatter

24 Replies to “How To Stay Positive And Be Proud Of Yourself In Life #MentalHealth #Itsmychoice”

  1. We don’t need to be distinguished achievers to feel proud of ourselves and this needs to be reiterated to us and our kids. Positive thoughts and mindset can turn things for us easily. It all depends on how good we feel about ourselves.

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  2. At the end of the day, it’s all about how happy you feel with your choices. We often end up making comparisons, taking validations in our career choices and decisions. That’s when the clash begin. Wonderful take on the topic.

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  3. Staying positive is in our hands. The motivation lies withinus but we keep looking for outside. Once we start valuing ourselves, be happy about our achievements, things will start falling in their place.e

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  4. Agree with you πŸ‘. Staying positive entails being self-aware and in touch with our emotions. We are all capable of being positive, regardless of our circumstances or situations. It’s just a matter of believing we can be and putting that belief into action.

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  5. Staying positive changes the whole perspective toward life. Yes, the happiness should begin with self first and then rest of things falls at their places. And at the end, it’s my choice that matters.

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  6. They say that we don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are! So, it all depends on our mental make-up and outlook. Staying positive despite the challenges is the best gift you can give to yourself. Truly believe in all the pointers that you have shared! Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. I can so relate to your post being a career counsellor myself. The content that brings but more than that learning from my students. It makes me a better person and so proud of the choices I make on a daily basis.

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  8. After I left my job to be a Stay at home mom, I was really questioning my self and had lots of doubt about what I was doing with my life. but gradually I came to appreciate myself as a mom of two and gave in my best to be a mom my kids deserve.

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  9. wow i was writing around the same lines. lovely thoughts. i also believe that if you have made a choice whether by force or by love, you have to deal with it instead of making other people’s life as miserable as yours.

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  10. You have shared such insightful tips to stay positive in life. I strongly believe and follow as much as I can that positive self-talk is one of the best ways to stay sane even if things don’t go the way you want.

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