Why Do I Hate Myself and How Do I Stop It?

Written By Alla Levin
August 07, 2020
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Why Do I Hate Myself and How Do I Stop It?

“I hate myself.” These words hit like a ton of bricks! Many people in the world today suffer from “self-hatred”, and it can be hard to cope. Here’s why and how.

Have you ever sat down and thought to yourself “I hate myself?”

If you have, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with self-loathing at some point in their lives and it’s particularly common among young people.

No matter how old you are, self-hate is unhealthy and can lead to a range of issues.

There’s no one way to learn how to stop hating yourself.

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at some of the causes and some of the solutions that can help ease feelings of self-hatred and get you on the road to recovery.

Ready to learn more? Keep reading and start healing!

Low Self-Esteem

Do you have low self-esteem? Do you dislike the person you see in the mirror or find countless ways to put yourself down?

Low self-esteem feels horrible but if you’re reading this article, you’ve taken a big step toward healing.

The Solution

One of the best ways to nurture self-esteem is to practice self-care.

While self-care has become a bit of a buzzword, it just means recognizing what is good for your mental health.

In some cases, this can be as simple as having a shower.

Your self-care routine will be unique to you, so look at online articles as inspiration rather than instructions.

Put together a self-care menu of things that you know make you feel better.

For instance: exercise, meditation, playing video games, taking time away from others, getting better sleep, or limiting screen time.

Taking care of yourself in this way nurtures self-love and helps diminish self-hatred.

You Feel Like You’re Going Nowhereself loathing

If you feel like your life isn’t on track or you’re not achieving what you would like to, this can lead to feelings of self loathing.

You might feel inadequate when you compare yourself to others.

We’d recommend deleting social media apps to help stop comparing yourself to others.

However, if you feel like your self-hatred really is getting in the way of life, there’s another solution.

Solution: Seek Life Coaching or Therapy

Turning to an expert can be a great help. A therapist or counselor is a great port of call but a life coach could also help self-loathing.

Negative Self-Talk Like Saying I Hate Myself

Saying “I hate myself” is a profound example of negative self-talk. How we talk to ourselves influences our mental health a great deal.

Solution: Nurture Positive Self-Talk

Many people are torn between two different versions of themselves: there’s the calm, parental side, and the impulsive, negative side.

Harness the power of the parental side and talk to yourself when you feel low like a loving parent. Treat your inner child, that impulsive side, with love.

This can be very hard to do but is well worth putting into practice, check out this article for more information on positive self-talk.

Recovery is Possiblei hate myself

When you think to yourself “I hate myself” it can feel like all is lost. Recovery is very possible and you can learn to love yourself for who you are.

We believe in you: get the help you need and learn to care for yourself.

You deserve it!

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