Know Your Worth ~
Oprah says, "You're worthy because you were born."
For many years I understood this mentally, but certainly didn't feel it in body. Knowing, believing, and feeling that I am worthy because I was born has taken time. It's come through healing my past and learning to love myself.
When you learn to love yourself, you know your worth. When you know your worth, self-care comes naturally.
I now know within every cell of my being that you won’t truly care for yourself when you don’t truly love yourself. When you know you're worthy, you'll give to yourself unconditionally with ease. And love for others will ripple out from you naturally and with ease.
I believe a lack of feeling worthy, which stems from a lack of self-love, is at the root of all of our challenges when it comes to self-care and when it comes to living in a more loving world.
Think about this ~ Many people struggle with their weight, perhaps you're one of those people. If you are, you’ve likely tried many different diets over the years to help you become healthier and reach your weight goals. You may have had success in reaching those goals. But has the success been sustainable? Or, have you experienced success for a short time only to then regain the weight and perhaps gain even more weight? Having a diet plan, watching what you eat, counting calories, being more physically active, are all things that will help you achieve a weight goal.
However, if you don't love yourself and you don’t know your worth, these things won’t last. You’ll always revert back to the old beliefs and patters that caused you to be overweight in the first place. When you feel worthy, loved, and lovable, keeping your body healthy isn't a chore. It isn't a thing that you have to do. It isn't the thing you know you should do, or what you’re doing because your doctor told you to. It’s something you want to do. It's something you do naturally from the extension of the love that you feel for yourself.
When you know your worth, you want to do what is required is keep your body as healthy as you can.
When you begin knowing your worth, there will be people in your life who don't like it. If you feel unworthy right now, there are people in your life who like you feeling that way because they feel unworthy as well. You attract people like you into your life. If you're ready to blossom on a self-love journey, don't let others stop you. You may have to let some people in your life go. I have a friend who calls this "trimming the friendship tree". We all have moments in our lives when we need to trim some branches that are hindering our growth. For tips on figuring out whether you have positive or negative people in your life, click here. If can't let them go, perhaps it's a family member or a co-worker, limit your time with them. Remember, your time and energy are two of your most valuable assets, invest in them wisely.
We roll our eyes in disgust at hate crimes, which there seem to be an abundance of. We complain about, judge and criticize these heinous acts while praying for world peace. Signs are put on lawns, posters are hung, and posts are made on social media declaring that every life matters. This is great for helping to bring awareness and letting others know how you feel. However, achieving world peace isn't an external fix. It's an internal fix. And the fix begins with you. It begins with me. Those who hurt are doing it from their own hurt. What each of us needs to do is heal our pain. We need to learn to love ourselves first. Know, believe, and feel your own worth.
When more people are at peace with themselves inside themselves, we'll achieve more peace outside ourselves. When you know you're worth, there's no need to judge and criticize others. You may not be committing heinous hate crimes, you may not be intentionally hurting others. However, if there's hurt in you, in some way that hurt is being projected outward. Consider this, in what ways are you unknowingly hurting those in your life?
Remember, caring for yourself is a non-negotiable when you know your worth. It's not a chore, and it's not a part-time thing, when you know, believe, and feel that you are worthy. And how you treat yourself ripples out to everyone around you.
For more on ways to love yourself give these a read ~ The Importance of Self-Love, Self-Love Affirmation, Learning to Love Myself
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