Ways to Be Your Own Best Friend: Tips for Dealing with Failure, Loss and Stress.


It's a fact that life is tough, and that it's not always easy to be your own best friend. We all have our own ways of dealing with adversity, and we all have our own way of supporting each other. But what if you were your own best friend? What would you do to help yourself? In this article, I will be sharing 10 ways you can be your own best friend. From handling your finances to being your own best mentor, you will find loads of helpful tips.



1. How to be your own BFF


In order to be your own best friend, you should be honest with yourself. It's important to recognize when you're not your best self. Sometimes this means recognizing that you're going through a tough time and letting people in to help you. Other times, it means recognizing that you need to take a break and step away for a while. It's important to find your own way of being your own best friend and what that means for you.



2. Dealing with failure


It is important to be your own best friend, but it can feel overwhelming to do. When you are your own best friend, you're able to handle many situations that may come your way. Here are eleven ways to be your own best friend: 1. Give yourself time to think things through. 2. Try to stay positive. 3. Be patient with yourself. 4. Be honest with yourself. 5. Take care of health. 6. Remember, delayed doesn't mean denied. 7. Set realistic goals. 8. Take care of your body and mind. 9. Treat yourself.

10. Don't dwell on the past. 11. Brainstorm a new master plan. (*Insert evil genius laugh* - but no really, putting pen to paper is another step towards new success)



3. Dealing with loss


Loss is a part of life that we all have to face. It's important to be able to handle and cope with the loss of things or people in your life.

It's not always easy to cope with the loss of something or someone. It can leave you feeling sad, angry, lost, empty or even frustrated. There are ways to cope with loss if you're feeling any of these emotions.


Here are 10 habits to help you deal with loss and be your own best friend. 1. Allow yourself to grieve (don't stuff your emotions down further) 2. Talk to a close friend or family member 3. Cry (it means you're allowing yourself to feel the feels) 4. Take a break (no days off is out of the window! You do not have to earn rest to take a break) 5. Forgive yourself (If you can't forgive yourself, then how can you forgive anyone else?) 6. Find something new that brings your joy 7. Keep a journal (Sometimes writing it out feels just as good as talking to someone about things) 8. Learn a new skill 9. Volunteer (A way to give back and fill your heart and others') 10. Create a bucket list (It might seem odd but, you may feel inspired to do the things, or even new things you've been wanting to try)



4. Dealing with stress.


It is important to be your own best friend when dealing with stress. This can be a difficult task at times, but nevertheless being kind to yourself helps you sift through stressers a bit... less stressed. Here are 10 ways to be your own best friend when dealing with stress.


1. Keep in mind that no one is perfect, and that you are not alone in your journey. 2. Get outside and do something that will take your mind off of the stress. (We suggest, getting started with PlantedRoots.Org's Outdoor Plant Collection )

3. Talk to someone--even if that someone is yourself. 4. Take a break. Sometimes taking a quick nap or a grabbing a snack will help your brain come up with new solutions. 5. Find humor in