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I feel like I can do better but I never push myself to be better

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I feel like I can do better but I never push myself to be better


Hi there, you are very welcome to ask Alex.   

Thank you for contacting us. We understand that it’s not always easy to share how we’re feeling, or what’s going on for us, but we also know how important it is to talk about it.  

You say you feel like you can do better but that you never push yourself to be better. It can be difficult to find ways to get motivated. You have taken a positive step by reaching out to someone to express how you are feeling and you are not alone in this. Many young people go through stages of feeling they can ‘do better’ and feeling unmotivated.  It is also important to be kind to yourself and there may be other things going on for you that can make it hard to stay motivated.

Have you considered talking to someone close to you in your life that you could ask for help? When we express how we’re feeling to others it can help us to feel better and doing so might inspire ideas and solutions on how to try and make things better. 

You might find this article helpful as it provides tips on being the best person we can be in a healthy and consistent way: 

Along with speaking to a trusted adult, there are services out there that can support you with your well-being, Childline is always here to listen to you and we would be more than happy to chat with you some more about this and what life is like for you. If you ever feel like chatting to us, you are very welcome to call anytime on 1800 66 66 66 or you can contact us online by visiting You can start a chat at any time by clicking on the Orange Live chat button on the right-hand side of your screen. All of our services are free, available 24 hours a day and are confidential and non-judgmental.  It’s a completely safe space for you to talk openly about what’s going on for you.   

Hopefully this reply will be helpful to you and please know you’re welcome to contact us again if you need to talk.   

Take care of yourself,   



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