You find it hard to love and accept yourself as you are? You feel like you’re not good enough? You’re constantly looking at where you’ve done wrong? So, it’s time to stand up for yourself, to yourself.
Self-acceptance and self-worth are about truly understanding and believing how valued you are as a human being. Accepting every part of you and being proud of it. Knowing that what you have to say, matters. That what you have to give to this world, matters. Understanding that things will go wrong, you will do things you aren’t proud of, but that doesn’t take away from your worth.
Life, in general, is just harder when you are insecure. Relationships are difficult because you’re constantly worried about what others think of you. Social anxiety, people-pleasing, depression, perfectionism, lacking confidence and more, are some of the bad effects of people with a lack of self-worth.
Here are some of the things you can start doing to accepting your value :
One good indicator of how much you truly accept who you are is accepting compliments. And people usually tended to shy away from it. Say thank you when someone compliments you, instead of distributing the compliment elsewhere. Believe their words.
✨Understand your insecurities
Why are you insecure about that? That understanding helps you to realize it takes way more energy to be insecure about those things than to just let them go. And let me tell you, your insecurities are usually parts of you that no one really notices.
✨Be proud of your accomplishments
Be proud of your progress each day, you should be your biggest fan! Finding each and every accomplishment within your life and being proud of yourself is huge!
What are your strengths and weaknesses? Your fears? Your dreams? What are you good at? Ask yourself all the questions. Write down a list with the answers and take note of the good and the bad and make peace with who you are right now. Surely you’ve got some good qualities, and some bad ones too. But hey? You’re human!
✨Have compassion with yourself
Be kind to yourself, always. Don’t say anything to yourself you wouldn’t say to someone else. When you start beating yourself up make a conscious effort to stop and move on.
✨Stop neglecting your self-care
We tend to neglect our self-care when we lack self-worth. Feed your body with all the nutrients, exercise, rest, wear something you enjoy, style your hair, take care of yourself. These simple actions are powerful subconscious reminders that you’re worth taking care of.
To finish this post, I saw a quote on Pinterest and I decided to share it with you:
“The only one who gets to decide your worth is you. It doesn’t come from your bank account or the number of friends you have. It doesn’t come from what someone else says you are worth. It’s called self-worth for a reason, it comes from you. It comes from being yourself and being proud of who you are. It comes from being someone that you can count on and someone you love. The numbers will change with time, but what won’t change is who you are deep inside— beautiful, limitless, wonderful, creative, strong, capable— and that is where your worth comes from.”
See you next time 😊