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9 Sad Truths About Being A Younger Sister

9 Sad Truths About Being A Younger Sister

It is always great to be a younger sister as it comes with certain benefits.  However there are sad truths that can make us resent the concept at certain points in our lives. Sometimes it is better and more revealing to stare at these realities and understand how we can manage the situations that it presents. Here are 9 sad truths about being a younger sister.

1.Your older sister always termed you to “the adopted one”

In order to mess with you, this was a ploy to make you upset. Over and over your older siblings would try to make you feel that you do not belong there with them.

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2.You have zero pictures of just you

It can’t be just you in a photo. There will be older ones to share the spotlight with you. At least an older sibling/cousin will always be in there.

3.You had intensive training at home

You might have been trained like a military officer because over time you have become a pro at obeying orders. Discipline was part of the rigors of being an older sister.

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4.You are not sure of your real name

It would have been better to be recognized for being you but everyone calls you someone’s sister. No one wants to know your name, they prefer referring to you by your older siblings.

5.You started school with a ready-made profile

Before you ever met them, every teacher knew who you were. Although it might sound amusing, you seemed to be a legend even on your first day at school.

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6.You never grow up

In the eyes of your aunts, uncles, parents, and or grandparents, you will always be seen as the little 4-year-old. Even when you are all grown up, you are referred to as the little one.

7.You found the accomplishments of your older ones difficult to surpass

Sometimes you find yourself not as good or as accomplished as your older relatives, enough to make you cry all night. The standards before you were challenging enough.

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8.You usually had to get stuck with doing what your older siblings did

Your parents could not drive to two activities at once so you had to participate in the same activities that your older siblings partook in. Asking to be escorted to your favorite sporting event was always too much to ask.

9.Your boyfriends/girlfriends have to be interrogated by at least seven different people

To be sure you are making the right decision; you have older ones who will protect your interest in every way possible. Somehow your boyfriends/girlfriends will have to pass a stiff screening process before they are accommodated by the family.

Being the younger sister comes with various challenges but as you grow older you get used to the difficulties it presents! They are something that only younger siblings can understand.

Featured photo credit: older sisters tightly holding hands her younger beautiful sister with Down syndrome via shutterstock.com

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Last Updated on October 9, 2018

27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

27 Ways to Instantly Feel Better When You’re Down

Who has never gone through some ups and downs in the life? But some people can feel better in a quicker way than others because they’ve found their own remedies to heal the bad feelings.

If you haven’t found yours, these ways will help you instantly feel better and ditch that negative self talk when you’re feeling bad about yourself:

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  1. Listen to the songs you loved when you were in high school or university, this will recall you of the old good times.
  2. Write something. Write down how you feel as a way to express your thoughts if you don’t feel like talking to anyone.
  3. Draw something. Draw anything you want because no one’s going to judge your drawing skills.
  4. Read the postcards or letters your friends or family sent you before, remind yourself there are people who always remember you.
  5. Silently think of a day or moment which you truly enjoyed and try to recapture that very first feeling. Was it the day of your graduation? The moment you traveled with your loved one?
  6. Take out your photo albums and go over your childhood photos.
  7. Cry when you feel like doing so. There’s nothing wrong with crying; cry out all your fear and stress and just face the truth after crying.
  8. Sing loudly like no one can hear you. Do you know that in Japan, people always sing karaoke to relieve stress?
  9. Cook a nice meal for yourself or for your family.
  10. Read your previous diary entries and look at your great memories.
  11. Dress up nicely to feel happier.
  12. Don’t stay in your bed! Get your laptop or a book and sit in a coffee place.
  13. Take a walk outside and feel the fresh air.
  14. Sweat yourself! Go jogging or play some sports.
  15. Pick up the musical instrument you used to play a lot and start to play it.
  16. Tidy up your desk or wardrobe, you’ll feel good that you’re being productive and actually doing something.
  17. Watch some funny videos, sure you can find a lot of them on Youtube.
  18. Eat something you like, be it a chocolate cake, or an ice-cream. Just please yourself with the flavour you like.
  19. Re-read your favorite book and write down the sentences or passages that you love.
  20. Watch a new movie, there must be a movie which you’ve always interested in but had no time to watch it.
  21. Do something nice that no one will notice, say picking up a rubbish in the street and throw it to a trash bin.
  22. Call your best friend and just talk whatever you want! Human beings are social animals after all, connecting with people close to you will make you feel better.
  23. Do voluntary work and help people in need, you’ll feel happy and satisfied.
  24. Get drunk with your close friends at home – a safe place for you to get drunk and get crazy. Let loose and have fun with your very close friends.
  25. Write an email or a note to a friend who you care about.
  26. Get out of your routine life and meet new friends. Get out of your comfort zone! Meeting new people can give you new inspirations in life.
  27. Look into the mirror and smile. Act like today’s already a wonderful day. How we act affects how we feel. It’s difficult to go on feeling sad if you’re trying to smile!

Remember:

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It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.  — Epictetus

If you want to feel better, change what you’re doing because obviously what you’re doing doesn’t make you happy!

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Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

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