Recently I asked the question: How do you rate your self worth?
I received many comments from readers who, like me, struggle with appreciating and valuing themselves as unique and special. However, we can all improve the way we view ourselves, so I’d like to share 5 easy ways to help you get started.
5 ways to start appreciating yourself & start thriving
1. The importance of self love
Self love is not wrong but important in accepting who we are. Loving the person we are will shine through to others. We are saying ‘we are worthy and we respect ourselves’.
2. Be authentic – Celebrate your ‘uniqueness’
You are you – unique, wonderful and special. Don’t fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others but celebrate all the qualities that make YOU the individual.
3. Concentrate on what you can offer to others
Remember we all have talents or life experience we can offer to others. Even in small ways we can give back, show kindness and be a role model to family and friends.
4. Value your mind, body and soul
Place value on keeping your mind, body and soul fit and healthy. When we live a healthy and active life, we feel happier and more alive. You deserve to be the best version of YOU.
5. Practice gratitude
Gratitude – this seems to form the basis of a happier life. Feel grateful for all the good things about ourselves and what we have rather than focusing on failings.An Exercise to try: Start raising your self worth by trying this exercise. Write down 10 things that you like about yourself. It might not be easy but include things you are good at or goals you have achieved. Try to see what others see in you. You might surprise yourself and you will definitely feel so much better about yourself.
Below I’ve included a video, Self Appreciation Mantras (Positive Affirmations for Raising Confidence and Esteem) which I found on YouTube. It provides positive mantras to help your appreciate yourself and build self esteem. Isn’t it time to look after yourself?
Can you add to the list of appreciating yourself?
Let’s Keep Sizzling!