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Three ways you can elevate your self worth

Your perception of self-worth sets the tone for your confidence, resilience, and overall well-being. Cultivating a positive sense of self-worth is not a one off event. Like many aspects of personal growth, it is an ongoing process that requires dedication, self-reflection, and compassion.

Self-worth refers to the value you place on yourself, regardless of external achievements (certifications, qualifications, awards) or validation from others. It is the foundation of your self-esteem and self-confidence, shaping your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. Developing a healthy sense of self empowers you to face challenges with courage, embrace your imperfections, and appreciate who you are as a person.

How does your self worth impact you? I have worked with people who, throughout coaching and exploring together, uncover a low sense of their own self-worth. When our self-worth is diminished, you may experience self-doubt, anxiety, or a fear of failure which prevents you from doing the things that you want to do. In a work context that may include; holding back from volunteering for exciting projects, not going for the promotion that you dream of or even not questioning the status quo.

It can also negatively impact relationships, as you struggle to ask for help or accept praise and recognition.

Three ways you can start to improve your self-worth:

  1. Kindness - it might be overstated, but it does work - start by being kind to yourself. Acknowledge that it is ok to make mistakes - we all do. We’re all human, trying to do our best so treat yourself as you would treat a friend who needs support. Shifting this inner talk in this way has so many knock-on benefits.

  2. Building better boundaries - establish healthy boundaries by learning what you need to thrive and communicate these to others (they are not mind readers). This might involve saying no to things you do not have capacity for, finishing work on time or even communicating your alternative view on a crucial issue. This could also include maintaining work life balance and engaging in more things that bring you joy out of work. Put your self-care first and engage in activities that support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

  3. Creating a sense of belonging - spend time with supportive friends and colleagues who raise you up and contribute to your sense of worth. Surround yourself with positive influences, people whose values align with your own, and ultimately those connections who make you feel good about yourself. These connections provide a vital source of support and motivation. Seek out mentors or role models who lift you up and can provide encouragement. Avoid engaging in negative gossip or toxic relationships that can undermine your self worth.

Increasingly, we live in a world of comparison and self-analysis. Elevating your self-worth isn't about being ‘perfect’ (whatever that means). It's about embracing who you are and recognising your value as an individual. By practicing kindness and self-compassion, setting healthy boundaries and finding a sense of belonging, you can start on a journey towards improved self-worth - bringing with it, improved well-being, increased confidence and contentment.

If this resonates and you're ready to start improving your self worth to show up with confidence, contact me to arrange a free chemistry call. With tailored support, proven techniques, and unwavering commitment, you'll feel empowered to embrace excellence in every aspect of your life.

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