We’ve heard the saying “know your worth” a million times, right? This phrase usually refers to women and relationships but I think it’s deeper than that. Worth means to have value and importance yet so many of us fail to realize just how worthy we really are.
I am 29 years old and I can honestly say that I didn’t learn my worth until about 3 years ago. Can you believe that? For the longest time I was putting my worth in the hands of what other people thought of me especially in romantic relationships. “Am I cute enough?” “Did I say too much?” “If he likes me then I will be more accepted by other people.” “I should be married by now” (so excepted behavior that I shouldn’t). These are just a few of the whispering thoughts that would run through my head from time to time.
What I couldnt see was that none of that mattered until I realized that I had to value myself before other people could value me. This applies to the work place, romantic relationships, friendships, family, and LIFE in general. After years of being fed up and some serious soul searching I finally learned my worth and here’s how I did it:
Everyday several times of day chant things like. “I am worthy”. “I am loved”. ” I love myself”. “Prosperity is coming my way”. “God loves me”. “I am very blessed.” ” I am a good person” I was so repetative with it until I actually believed it. There is power in words.
Exercise and Healthy Eating Habits
Working out releases stress. It keeps you in shape, looking good, and feeling great. Eating a nutritious balanced diet helps to keep you healthy. Doing both of these things show that you value yourself.
Speak Up and Stand Firm
It’s very important to know when to speak up for yourself. You should make it very clear how you expect to be treated, what behaviour you will tolerate, and what you want for your future. Everyone won’t understand this and thats okay. Sometimes you may have distance or remove yourself from certain people or situations in order to grow. Mean what you say and and say what you mean until people have no choice but to get in line.
Serving and helping others feels amazing. Just seeing the smile on the other person’s face and knowing that you put it there makes you feel appreciated and needed. You will be amazed with how many opportunities emerge when you starting doing things for others and expecting nothing in return.
Don’t Seek Acceptance
It’s very important to just be who you are. You are unique. There is no one out there exactly like you. Sure, people will have an opinion however, you should never let what other people think of you consume you. What matters is what YOU think of YOU. Be confident and most importantly DONT COMPARE YOURSELF TO OTHER PEOPLE. Comparison is literally the devil.