Self-Worth: What is it and 5 tips to having more of it

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Self-worth is the “sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” It’s closely related to self-esteem, which is “a realistic respect for a favorable impression of oneself.” Self-esteem is feeling good about yourself. Self-worth includes this, but there is more to it. With self-worth, you not only feel good about yourself, but you also understand your value and worth.

Your Self-Worth

Every single person on Earth is valuable and has worth. What do you do with items that are not valuable or have no worth in your home? You push them aside in your garage or your secret junk pile hiding place until you are ready to either throw them out or give them to a thrift store. What if you lost your self-worth? You would probably want to hide behind nothing positive, and you would feel like garbage. How can you function, be happy, or successful when you have no self-worth? You can’t.

5 Tips to Having More Self-Worth

  1. Think about all of the good qualities you possess. If you spend your time looking at the qualities in others that you want, you could become depressed. Every single person has great qualities. Think about the good qualities you already possess and then perfect them. If you want to learn new skills, use resources or mentors to gain the knowledge you need one step at a time. Remember, studies have shown that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. Don’t beat yourself if you are not good at something right away. Practice and get better. We all have to start from somewhere.
  2. Make small measurable goals and evaluate them often. It is wonderful to have large goals, but often people don’t break them down to smaller stepping stones to reaching big goals. If you reach one stepping stone at a time, you will appreciate how much more valuable you have become with each step.
  3. Believe in yourself. Oh, man. We are plagued with doubt. This is a natural tendency. Sometimes doubt helps us brace ourselves for the possible impending failure. Everyone has failed at some point in their life. Remember, “It’s not how hard you fall. It’s about how long it takes you to get back up.” There are other variations of this quote, but you get the point. No one will believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself. We project externally what we think internally. Start with your thoughts and heart. Believe in yourself. Believe that you are worth it (because you are!). You are worth the pay for a job. You are worth that scholarship. You are worth publishing. You are worth it.       
  4. Tell yourself every day five things in your life that you are grateful for. Why five? It’s easier to have a number so that you remember to do it. Pick another number if you want. If you remember all that you are grateful for about yourself, then how could you not see your self-worth? You will acknowledge your self-worth.
  5. Try to live a balanced life, including exercise, diet, family time, spiritual, social, goals, work, school, etc. When you spend too much time in one area of your life, the other areas begin to fall. When we are failing in an area in our life, we don’t feel of value. This obviously will affect your self-worth. If you have too much on your plate, take some things off. You never want to feel like you are seconds from drowning. Finding that balance that works for you will help you with your self-worth.

Please let me know if you have any comments. Have a wonderful day! ☀️


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64 thoughts on “Self-Worth: What is it and 5 tips to having more of it

  1. Thank you for making up this post, getting me inspired in some ways, yes we are all unique in our own ways, this inspired me”No one will believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself” .

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    1. Sadaf! You will make me cry tears of joy from your sweet words! 😍​ I needed this today. It’s been an off day for me, and sometimes you wonder, “What am I doing? Am I making a difference?” We just try to inspire the world and hope that our words reach someone. THANK YOU! ❤️ So nice to hear from my friend!

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      1. Ipuna, you deserve it. Mutual inspiration is incredible. Let’s keep it going! Lucky to have a wonderful friend like you. 🌞 Most welcome. ❤

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  2. Awesome post as always, Ipuna, and I certainly need this! One thing I’d like to add to the list is writing compassionate letters (or messages) to self, in the point of view of a very nice friend. After 3 months of adding these short self-compassionate letters at the end of my every blog post (however dumb they sound at the time), I find that I’m much kinder to myself and I take less time to bounce back from a “Zomg what dumb thing did you just do?!!” kind of state. 😀

    One incredible thing that happened to me this week; my phone died out of the blue and I wasn’t shook. If it happened late last year, I would’ve been all “ZOMG MY PHOOOONE WHAT DO I DO” and stuff, but this time I was just “Oh, okay. Back to work.” I think I feel way more rock-stable this year, especially after all these self-compassionate letters and engaging with really supportive and loving people like yourself. ❤️

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    1. Nicolle, Wonderful comment! Excellent point!! I have loved your self-compassionate letters. You are right, that they can be very helpful for our self-esteem! I love that you were calm when you lost your phone! This year has been different for me too as I’ve been exposed to more positive people like you as well! ❤️ I have found that I’ve been able to handle situations in a more positive and productive way than I have in the past. It’s wonderful to know that you have been experiencing the same thing! Thanks for letting me know. I always appreciate your feedback.

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      1. Glad to know you’re experience the same thing, that this year has been different on a more positive way! I’m also glad you’ve loved my self-compassionate letters; at times I do wonder what others think of them, but I stuck with it because I know it’s good for me. ❤❤❤
        I always love writing feedback, provided I have the time and energy to do so! I’m an introvert, remember? 😛

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  3. Ipuna,

    great post and great tips.I think this topic is most important topic for all people.The picture of yourself is the most picture in life.It is a picture which has to be great,if we want to have a great life.

    Thank you

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  4. Thanks for this post. Point 5 especially resonates with me. Whenever I’ve focussed more on one area of my life, I’ve felt guilty that I’m neglecting the others. Finding & sticking to the balance that works for me has had a truly positive impact on both my self-esteem & self-worth 🙂

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    1. Thank you for such a touching comment. I make a conscious effort to stay positive. I’ve overcome a lot in my life. I know you are religious based on your wonderful blog, so you will understand when I say that I’m where I’m at today through the guidance and love of God.

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  5. Hey
    Thank you for taking the time to step on over to Love Relaished Ink. It’s wonderful to have your whimsical soul as a new companion on my long and winding road.
    From what I have seen of your blog so far, I’ve no doubt you are already finding writing a totally engaging and personally fulfilling experience. I hope the pleasurable company of words will always flow and follow you as you flow following the flow of your flowing path flowing into the wide blue yonder, and flow onwards towards the adventures that follow the flow beyond that…
    Best wishes. Take care always in all ways for always.

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