I keep being presented with the opportunity to teach my children and talk to others about self worth at the moment. I thought I’d share I few things I have discovered on my own journey.
Many behaviors relate back to self worth!
So many of us are conditioned to believe we are unworthy, and therefore don’t practice self care. We often put other peoples needs ahead of our own. We say yes when we really mean no. We don’t speak up because we feel our feelings aren’t valued, or we don’t want to cause a scene. We act in ways that don’t sit well with us, but its all we know. We change ourselves to suit and please others to make them like us, by fitting into their idea of worthiness. We are taught to give more respect to certain types of so called “hierarchy” people, instead of just treating everyone with respect, including ourselves. We rely on others to make us happy. These are just a few examples of where we may lack self worth.
If you come to the realisation that you are not valuing yourself, or living how you truly want. Or giving yourself time for self care. Try correcting your mindset and take control of your own happiness.
Put in healthy boundaries, say no and do not feel guilty, start expressing your feelings, change your mind if you like, ask to be treated with respect, do something nice for yourself. These are all basic human rights and each and everyone of us no matter how big or small are entitled to these thing.
If you encounter mixed reactions from those who have been benefiting from your lack of self worth. Stand your ground, at the end of the day you are responsible for showing people how you wish to be treated! For those of you taking advantage of others lack of self worth… Your actions are only a result of how you feel internally about yourself- your own self worth!
The ride to self worth isn’t always easy. But I promise you it will be worth it, and so are you!