Learn to value yourself
“If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. Learn to value yourself more”
Do believe you deserve to be happy? Do you believe you deserve great things in life?
How you feel about yourself is directly related to how you treat yourself. When it comes to your relationship with yourself, you can be your own best friend or worst enemy. It doesn’t matter how many people you know. You will always be in attendance, making it the most important one on the list. People don’t realize that their self-worth is a major factor in whether or not they do what’s necessary to improve their life. Many people want to be healthy, wealthy, and happy, but they don’t believe they actually deserve it!
Imagine yourself as a song. What is your personal “tone”, your personal “sound”? Make it part of everything you do. Put more YOU in your life. People benefit when we are whole and life opens when we are thriving. Below are six ways to learn to value yourself and make yourself an important person in your life. Besides, everything starts with you.
1. Stop comparing yourself
Comparing ourselves to others is a losing battle. When you compare yourself to others, you’re measuring your worth by their terms. What about your own? Your own terms are the only ones that matter. Make your own standards.
Start to shift your focus on things that are going right in your life. Let go of the inner perfectionist and start to appreciate your smile, your talents, what you have to offer. Starting to see your value is the fastest way to shift focus to the right place.
2. Don’t settle
Some people stay in jobs they don’t like just because of the salary. Others settle in relationships that no longer cause their hearts to race. Some of us stay with friends who deplete us because we long for any kind of company. Whatever your settle, it’s not worth the cost. You deserve the peace of mind and to be outrageously happy. Don’t settle for less. Seek out to find your best.
3. Start appreciating
Appreciate the bed you sleep it, your significant other, the clothes you have on your back, your car, your food. But mostly, don’t forget to appreciate what you bring into the world. Start to see the joy you bring to others. Give thought to the impact of that joy and its ripple effects. The more you appreciate the more positivity will flow into your life. Check out this simple gratitude exercise to help you appreciate more.
4. Foster healthy relationships
Let go of or at least distance yourself from anything that causes you to feel less than good. Find yourself in the presence of people who bring something significant into your life. Cultivating strong, nurturing bonds encourages us to remember we are not alone and keeps our hearts open.
5. Learn to say No
‘No’ can be liberating, because when we say no to others we are saying “yes” to ourselves and we’re in alignment with our values. Allow yourself to say no occasionally. This practice will improve your self-esteem and create a space for people to value and respect you more.
6. Follow your heart
We all have something that makes us come alive and gives our lives meaning. Our passions can be as little or big as they are, and we can have one or a multitude of them. Listen to the things that are ticking at your heart’s door and find a way to do one thing at a time if you can. You can encourage yourself to do it all and to find a way for life to support you while you do.
“To deny your worth is to deny the worth of the Divine spark in us all. Value who you are. Learn to value yourself”