Turning a Lack of Self-Worth Into an Abundance of Self-Love
Not feeling good enough is a common experience, but an unnecessary one. Insecurities tend to stem from our perceived flaws, which makes our journey through life much harder than it needs to be.
What does it matter if you've put on a few pounds in the last couple months or if you didn’t have time to clean the house today? Is it really that big of a deal that you need to worry about it constantly instead of using your thoughts for something more productive?
No, it's not!
It's time to re-evaluate!
Here we're going to give you a few tips on how to do just that.
Learning to Love Yourself More
- Take Action
We all feel a little unworthy at some point or another but you need to ask yourself why you are failing to see your own value? Only you will know the answer to this question.
Whatever the reason, you should look at setting some concrete goals that will help you combat that lack of self-worth. Remember to set proactive goals instead of simply fighting the problems you are facing.
Try writing your goals on a piece of paper and aim to accomplish one at a time. This will keep your confidence levels high on an ongoing basis.
See our Goal Setting Tips Here
- Focus On the Good In Life
A lot of the time, our self-esteem drops because we focus on the negative things in our lives; our looks, our finances, our love life. However, by looking at things from a different perspective, you can instantly start feeling more positive.
Anytime that your thoughts turn to something negative, list at least three things that are currently right in your life. For example, you may be worrying about whether your boss is going to fire you but instead of focusing on that, focus on the fact that you are talented, have the support of family and friends and have a wonderful, safe home to return to later.
There are so many blessings around you, you simply need to take the time to look.
Spend Time with that Annoying Positive Person In Your Life
Almost everyone knows one person who always has positive energy radiating around them. The one who keeps their head high regardless of what’s happening in their life. When you’re not feeling great about life, people like this can be extremely irritating, but knowing a positive person is a blessing.
Very often, these are the people that can teach you something. Just because they are positive most of the time, doesn’t mean they haven’t experienced hardships or have bad days - they simply know how to cope with the lows much better.
If you give it half a chance, positivity can be highly contagious, so why not invite that positive pal around for some coffee?
The people you surround yourself with have a direct impact on your confidence, so be wary about who you spend a lot of time with.
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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
As the famous Dr Seuss once said, “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
Comparing yourself to others won’t get you anywhere. Just because someone’s life looks perfect on social media doesn’t mean that’s a true reflection of what’s really going on behind closed doors. Nobody puts their failures and hardships on social media, so naturally, it looks as if they’re leading perfect lives.
You are unique, as is your life and your problems. The challenges that you face are going to help you grow as an individual. Focusing on yourself and how wonderful your unique journey is will not only boost your confidence but help you reassess your self-worth too.
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When you know your own self-worth, the world around you starts to change.
One more thing though: you are beautiful, you are good enough and your value is ENORMOUS!