Self-worth is SO important, in fact, it’s the main strength we have for our meaning of inner sass aka being self-assured, spirited & strong. It’s the best way to increase your confidence because when you recognize your greatness and everything you bring to the table then naturally your confidence will increase! Another knock-on effect is that you won’t care what other people think about you, you’ll live life how YOU want to live and not because you want to impress people. Once you trust, love, and believe in YOURself the little things won’t bother you anymore.
Knowing your worth is about knowing what you deserve and what you have to offer. When you stand up for yourself, your wants, and your needs, you will get that inner glow as you will truly be happy.
If you are reading this and thinking ‘oo I want that inner glow’ then you’ve come to the right place as there are exercises you can do to build and maintain your self-worth.
Figure out who you are and what you want
If you know who you are, then you will know what you like and dislike, how you want to be treated, what you deserve, and what you want your life to be like. Think of it like this, let’s say you want to go on holiday but you don’t know where you want to go, or what you want from a holiday, then you won’t actually end up going anywhere, as indecision = lack of action. However, if you know you like sunshine, beaches, and good food you can select destinations and actually will end up booking a holiday. Why? Because knowing what you want = action.
The best way to figure out who you are & what you want from life is to ask yourself the below questions and write down the things that come to mind. Remember that your job title, financial status, and appearance are not things that form the basis of who you are.
1. Who I am? I am . . . I am not . . .
2. How am I?
3. How am I in the world?
4. What brings me the most passion, fulfillment, and joy?
5. What if all I had left was just myself?
6. How would that make me feel?
7. What would I actually have that would be of value?
Once you figure out who you are and what you want, it’s a good time to write down all the things you are good at and your good qualities. This is a good way to give yourself a confidence boost and remind yourself of the areas you excel at.
It is time to acknowledge the things you perhaps struggle with, what you are afraid of, and then let them go. With this exercise, it’s best not to dwell on it as you don’t want to start feeling bad about yourself. The idea is to identify areas that need work and remind yourself that everyone is not perfect, and that’s fine. As long as you are willing to work on things, and grow then it’s good. AND if you fall off the wagon, that’s fine too, don’t beat yourself up about things. Instead, accept it and try again!
How you speak to yourself and about yourself is key. Your internal dialogue should be there to remind you of your good qualities and boost you up, not tear you down. From today onwards commit to yourself that you will talk positively about yourself. Affirmations are a great way to do this as they will help train your mind to speak positively about yourself – to get you started we recommend you download our free affirmation worksheet and repeat the affirmations on there. We’ve also left a section for you to write down your own affirmations!
Another way to boost yourself is to look at your good qualities. Of course, you would have written them down, as per the earlier exercise, BUT we want you to give yourself a daily reminder. So much so that we’ve created a free downloadable ‘self-worth’ worksheet (look above).
First things first are to of course download the worksheet, then before you go to sleep fill it in. The great thing about doing this exercise before going to sleep is that if you have had a busy day then it will allow you to remind yourself of the good that happened. Real talk, we all get so caught up in our day that we never focus on the good, instead, we think about what didn’t go right -this exercise will get you into the mind frame of focusing on the good!
At the end of the day remember you are worthy of everything you want in life, you’re a sassy individual who knows their worth so don’t give your personal power away by accepting less than!