Are you struggling to love yourself? Finding it difficult to fight off those negative thoughts about yourself? Let’s start with you using these ways to improve your self worth and beginning to value yourself!
Is it just me or does it seem like insecurity sneaks up on you?
Like one day you’re just a kid living your best life and the next you’re staring at yourself in a mirror silently judging yourself. One day you’re pointing out things within yourself that you did not notice before (or was not pointed out by others before).
Self worth is not just a physical thing (though we often look to that) it is also mental. Constantly, you are determining your worth based on what others think of you or you compare yourself to someone else.
The thing about improving your self worth is that it is easy to forget your worth and hard to remember it. These tips I will provide to improve your self worth will need to be followed consistently and wholeheartedly.
Top 6 Ways To Improve Your Self Worth
Find Your Worth!
Self worth means that you value yourself right? What do you value within yourself? What is it that makes you valuable to others?
Ask a friend, a loved one or a colleague if you are comfortable, what is valuable about you. Ask yourself what is it that you are proud of for accomplishing. Write a list of the things that are important to you about you!
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I know, I know “Jess it is ALL about mindfulness!” Well it is. As a reminder, mindfulness is any activity that improves self awareness. I have spoken before about journaling, yoga, meditation, talking to a friend etc. that all help to improve your ability to become self aware.
I speak of it often because it works! Developing this habit will decrease anxiety, stress and improve your ability to challenge negative thoughts. When you learn to challenge those negative thoughts about self, you will learn to fuel the positive thoughts about self.
Change Your Mindset
Like I said before, “one day” we woke up and began to think of ourselves differently. I would assume that we began comparing ourselves to others or were told something about ourselves that was not complimentary.
Now, you tell yourself negative things about you all day long. Without even thinking about it , you call yourself “stupid” for making a mistake, or “fat” for eating a donut. The more you repeat these things to yourself, the more your mind interprets it as truth.
This is why it is important to recite affirmations about you for you! To change your mindset you have to do the same thing you did to lower your self worth, be repetitive.
When you begin to compare you have already lowered your worth! When you think that someone who is UNIQUE has something you do not, you will NEVER love yourself! It is true!
You are uniquely and beautifully made, there is only one you! You will ALWAYS find something that someone else has that you do not. You will ALWAYS find a shortcoming you may have, if you compare yourself to someone else!
One of the greatest ways to boost your self worth is to recognize your feelings and emotions throughout the day and affirm them through journaling. I know it may be difficult to do but it is NOT a waste of time. It helps to combat negative thoughts, lower stress and anxiety and improves your mood.
Do not feel the pressure to write a specific thing just write! Write things you are grateful for, things you are proud of, goals you have accomplished or want to. If you need help, or journaling inspo check out some of my prompts here!
Latisha has some awesome prompts as well here!
If you are isolating or distancing yourself from others it will NOT help! You need your support system more than ever when you are struggling with low self worth. Your support system will encourage you and motivate you to value yourself just as you do.
If you push everyone away or isolate yourself things will get worse. As social beings we need socialization (even if you are an introvert) to keep our moods stable and to improve the value we hold ourselves to. This is an excellent example of loving yourself and knowing that you are worthy of love and attention.
I hope these tips help you out as they helped me when I did not value myself as I should have. I know what it is like to have low self worth and it is not a place I want to return to.
It is dark, lonely, and hard to get out of. Do not allow yourself to remain in the “suckened place”, take a breath and follow these tips.
As always I am here to help, reach out!
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