Once you know your self worth, everything is fair game.
What do you bring to the table? Are you a good person? Are you loyal? Hardworking? Honest? You know yourself better than anyone else and sometimes we can quickly misjudge that because our Bumble date ghosted us or the guy you’ve been talking to doesn’t seem as interested in you as you are in him. Or maybe your manager/co-workers are second guessing your work, which makes you feel as though you aren’t competent enough for your job.
Knowing your self worth is sooo important. But, it takes time. Sometimes you have to go through something, to make you realize what you are worth. I wrote down 5 ways on how you can get closer to loving yourself and what worked for me.
1. Know Who You Are.
This might be silly but really, you need to know who you really are. You are lovable. You are kind. You are hardworking. You are thoughtful. All of these things that nobody can take away from you. You need to give yourself a reality check (I do it all the time) if you are in a place of self doubt. If something doesn’t go your way, just know things happen for a reason. Stay your truest self, and everything will fall in to place. Every. Single. Time.
2. Create Goals.
Creating goals, big or small, and achieving them can give you all the confidence in the world. You now know what you are capable of and nobody can stop you. The baby steps in achieving your goals and making time for things to complete them, it’s all a lesson to teach you and help you grow. With growth, comes self love.
3. Speak Up For Yourself
The worst thing you can do for yourself, is not stick up for yourself. Speak your mind because when you do its so freeing and people will understand that your confident and start to respect you more. It’s weird, I know. But speaking up and showing that you are not afraid to speak your mind, makes you proud of yourself and people can see that. Whether at work, at home, in a relationship, in a public setting with all your friends, etc. Speaking up gets easier every time.
4. Dress Up and Show Out!
Dressing up makes you feel great. It honestly gives you a confidence boost. You look good = you feel good. Now it’s time to conquer the world 🙂 Whether that is a simple graphic tee and sweats or a whole head to toe fashionable look. Whatever you are comfortable in and makes you feel confident, do more of that.
5. Don’t be Hard on Yourself
You are going to fail. Everyone has failed at something. Doesn’t mean that it’s not meant for you or you aren’t capable of it. Learn to understand what your strengths and weaknesses are and use them to push yourself to succeed. You’ll appreciate what you are good at and know what you need to work on, but don’t over work yourself. Confidence comes from a fresh mind, not a tired one. Even failure is success because you learn something with every failure. Push yourself, know what you want, and have fun doing it.
It’s 2020 people! Time to love yourself. Start every morning with a positive message and the rest of the day with follow with positivity. Your self worth is important. Your confidence is important. Surround yourself with good vibes and good energy <3
Photography by: Ashley Fischer