3 Powerful Ways to Affirm Your Self-Worth
How do you perceive yourself in relation to the world around you? If the first things that come to mind are a negative thought, comparing yourself to others, or just a blank stare, this post is for you.
Everything from how we see and move about the world is rooted in perceptions of ourselves. If you don’t like yourself for who you are and constantly criticize your worth, how can you possibly be an authentic, positive force in the world? Answer is, you can’t. The more you love yourself, the better you can love others around you, spread light, and feel rooted in the belief that you are a powerful force to be reckoned with. Here’s three tips to begin that process.
Try something new.
It’s super easy to get stuck in the same kind of routine, eating at the same places, doing the same workout, walking the same way to work. When’s the last time you tried something new? When we voluntarily change a pattern in our lives, it can bring on feelings that you’re in control, you chose this path, and you’re worth that choice. When you want to try something out of your comfort zone ask yourself, “what can I try that would make me feel empowered and proud, no matter the outcome?” Brainstorm a bit, and then find activities to start that will positively interrupt your regularly scheduled programming and leave you feeling confident that you broke out of the mold for no one but yourself.
Choose to say no.
This one’s a toughie, which makes it even more gratifying when you practice it. Often it’s easy to just say yes to everything. Opportunities, meetings, dates, you name it. Before you say yes to something it’s important to ask yourself, “how does saying yes resonate with me?” If you feel excited and eager, then it’s a yes. If you the thought of it is daunting or your intuition is trying to signal that this might not be the move, PUH-LEASE just say no. There’s a power in choice, but most people don’t use that power. Saying yes to too many things that you wish to say no to can begin to trick your mind into thinking that you're not the priority. Basically, ya self-worth is in danger of going straight in the toilet. Saying no signals to your mind that even though it may have been a tough decision, you know how to make choices with your best interest in mind.
You are worthy, even if you don’t feel like it at the moment. On days where you don’t feel super great about yourself, affirm what you know is true. Here’s some affirmations to get started:
“I have a guiding light within my soul that always leads me in the right direction.”
“I am built for love and choose to be happy.”
“I illuminate and empower myself to be the best that I can be.”
Affirmations are everything, and this post explains how they help you find validation within yourself.
Ready to feel empowered?
Hopefully these ideas spark some inspiration on how you can work to affirm your worth, one day at a time. Practice these and then comment below, tweet me, or slide into my Insta DMs to let me know how they worked for you!