Have you ever felt that you have nothing to offer this world? It’s so easy to look at other people and see their amazing accomplishments, but when you look in the mirror, you see someone struggling with their identity. You want to be amazing and do great things, but you’re just filled with so much doubt.
If you constantly feel that you’re not living up to a certain standard, maybe you need to change the way you look at yourself and start building life-giving habits to make you see your worth as a person.
10 Healthy Habits to Build to Increase Your Self-worth
Whitney Houston once sang about how learning to love yourself is the greatest love of all. This means taking care of your health.
It’s important to take care of yourself physically. You can do this by eating right, exercising regularly, improving your living condition by regular duct cleaning and home maintenance, and all the other things that contribute to your physical health.
However, it is equally important to look after your emotional and mental health, too. To do that, you need to dispose of bad habits that tear you apart and replace them that increase your self-worth.
1. Don’t compare yourself to other people.
There’s no point in comparing yourself to others because we all run different races. So what if your friends went to the best schools or if they have high-paying jobs despite their age? Their race is not yours to run. Focus on your life so you can freely run your race.
2. Learn to filter what people say about you.
You cannot control what people say about you, but you can control what you choose to listen to and believe in. Stop trying to please everyone and instead do things that you believe will make you a better person in the end. Never mind them.
3. Cut yourself some slack.
Mistakes are inevitable. They are part of what makes us human. So don’t be too hard on yourself when you mess up. Accept your blunder, take responsibility for it, learn from it, and turn your mistakes into stepping stones to become better.
4. Know that your physical appearance does not determine your worth.
Sure, we all have days when we don’t feel handsome or pretty, but this does not make us any less of a person. The media have conditioned us to believe its lies about the standard of beauty. So regardless of your skin color, hair color, what you wear, and how you fix your hair, you are beautiful because you are.
5. Let go of toxic relationships.
You may know some people that just seem to drain you emotionally whenever you’re around them to the point that it affects your well-being. Don’t think twice about breaking away from these people. You need to look out for yourself, first and foremost.
6. Embrace your fears.
One way you can get over your fears is to learn to accept them and acknowledge that they are part of who you are as a person. The more you embrace them, the more you understand them. And the more you understand them, the more you gain control over them.
7. Never doubt that you can make good decisions for yourself.
We often doubt ourselves with the decisions that we make because of all the mistakes we made. But that should not stop us from trusting our guts when it comes to our own welfare.
8. Learn to think of yourself, too.
Many people tend to put others’ needs before their own. As much as it is a noble thing to do, it should never compromise your health and well-being. If you need to take a breather so you can recharge, go for it. Take care of yourself well so you can take care of others.
9. Be bold and speak up for yourself.
Know that your voice and your thoughts are as valuable as anyone else’s. Don’t be afraid to speak what’s in your mind. Boldness, just like a muscle, grows as you exercise it more.
10. Appreciate the beauty in the simplest of things.
Often, we set our eyes on a prize so big and grand that we fail to see and appreciate all the beauty surrounding us. Take time to stop and smell the flowers. Look for the beauty in even the simplest and most trivial of things.
You are a gem that the world is waiting to discover. Let your brilliance shine for the world to see just how amazing you are.