We have all had those moments where we feel completely unimportant. We feel like things are going great for everyone else around us and like others are achieving great things while we are just sitting on our couches at home. We begin to feel like we can never measure up to the guy three houses down who always seems to do something incredible like saving a dog from a burning building or donating a million dollars to the poor orphans in some African country you cannot even pronounce. The good news is you do not have to be the great hero to be a very important person.
If you are feeling down about yourself, there are a variety of things you can do. First, connect with friends. This can be nearby friends or friends hundreds of miles away. It can be in-person, on the phone, through the Internet, or however you want to connect with friends. Relive your glory days. Laugh about the time you almost scored a touchdown for the other team in pee wee football or the time your friend asked a girl out only to find out she already had a boyfriend. Laughing with friends is one of the best ways to feel important.
Second, do something for someone else. This is even better if you do it anonymously. It does not have to be anything big. Move your neighbor’s newspaper out of the path of their sprinkler system. Do not cuss at someone when the person cuts you off in traffic. Smile at a stranger in the store. Do something to look outside yourself. Just knowing you have done something for someone else is a great way to feel a little more important. Without you, things could have gone differently.
Finally, reward yourself for your good deed or simply because you understand you are a very important person. Ice cream is always a great reward. Tickets to your favorite sporting event is another great idea. As an added bonus, you can bring along a friend and even treat the friend to ice cream or a sporting event. Then you can feel extra important.
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