Many times in your life you must have been told by others to love and value yourself. However, we never look deep into these words and end up being our own enemy. It is the relationship that we share with ourselves that can either make us our own best friend or the worst enemy. No one is going to come to your rescue for you to know your self-worth.
Self- worth or call it self-respect is one of the vital aspects of human life. If you don’t know your self-worth, how can you expect others to appreciate and love you? Well, life is too short to be in any kind of toxic relationship; be it with a person or a job. People accept to be a part of pathetic relationships or jobs as they lack self-realization of the fact that they deserve much better things in life. They don’t stay encouraged and stop making attempts for better and big things in life!
Self-worth is not something that can be found outside or you can get it from others. In fact, it is the value you give to yourself and this comes from within. Outside factors such as judgments, actions and reactions of other people can only affect your self-worth until you allow these to. It’s always better to cut chords from people, relationships or situations that hurt you or make you lose your inner sense of value. To stay encouraged and positive you need to love yourself first and choose the ones that bring an inner sense of joy and daily motivation to your life.
When a person lacks self-worth, it can lead him to self-destructive and depressive behavior. One starts to find negative in every situation before the positive aspects. People forget they are much more than other people’s opinion of them and start to belittle themselves. Feelings of loneliness, dejection, anxiety and negativity creep in the lives of people lacking self-worth. Let’s not underestimate how adversely it can affect anyone lacking their inner sense of love and value.
To know your self-worth and love yourself, it is necessary to strengthen your positive traits and try to fix the negatives. When everyone fails to hold or support you, it is your own value that will have your back. Every single day of your life gets affected by the way how you see yourself and how much you love yourself. And, this daily motivation doesn’t come easy or overnight; it’s a conscious level effort that must be made on a daily basis.
Self-worth must not be confused with ego or wrong attitude towards others. Respect yourself so that you can take care of yourself when no one else will. In this way, you can set benchmarks for your life. It is important for you to realize how valuable you are and before anyone else, chose yourself! You can’t allow anyone to mistreat you and if they do; make sure you realize when it is the time to walk away from such people who do not know your self-worth is also important.
There is no fun in life if you hate yourself; it acts as a barrier to any kind of progress you are hoping for. Once you gain that confidence level, you won’t compare yourself to others and be comfortable with yourself. The basic principle to know your self-worth is simply appreciating and loving yourself as only then you can expect others to value you.