You hear it more often now in the news.
At least 800,000 people die from suicide ever year. That’s one person killing himself every 40 seconds, a very alarming statistic in a world where suicide has become a form of escape from the pressures of daily life.
This has been made worse by the ongoing pandemic where a lot of people find themselves helpless and isolated in their homes experiencing pandemic fatigue, a perfect formula to initiate thoughts of suicide.
While there is not one reason for people taking their own lives, a lot of these causes are attributed to a lack of inner peace and an unstable thoughts racing in the mind.
A lot of people who attempt to commit suicide feel that they are at the end of their rope and that they have no chance of turning their life around. Some also experienced stressful life events such as losing a loved one, being faced with a financial or legal issue or experiencing rage after a traumatic experience.
While others turn to violence on others to express anger, others inflict harm on themselves and even go as far as taking their life.
Self-hatred is often manifested by a lack of positive energy. You begin to see life as just a list of tasks that would ultimately lead to failure. This makes you focus only on the negative aspects of life no matter how good your day was.
If you don’t seek help, you’ll also start believing that you are indeed a failure and that pulls your self-esteem further down. But before you sink deeper, it’s very important to turn things around by following some simple steps, especially those guided by “Ahimsa” or the ancient Indian principle of non-violence.
Acknowledge the problem.
If you’ve been feeling down, depressed and even suicidal for a while now, it’s time acknowledge that you have a problem with self-hatred.
It may be hard to do this right away, but you have to commit to embracing more positivity in your life to drown out self-hatred. On days where you feel good, write down those happy thoughts and read them on days when you’re feeling low.
This should remind you to practice more positive self-talk and that you’re worth more than you think you do.
Don’t make decisions when you’re angry.
Finally, it’s very important to be aware that anger doesn’t result to the best decisions, whether it’s within yourself or towards others.
Learn about a technique that will help you heal your inner self so you can be wiser with your decisions and not just base them on temporary emotions.