Self-respect is the most crucial aspect of one’s life. If you do not know how to appreciate yourself and your worth, how do you expect others to appreciate you? Life is too short to maintain toxic relationships and surround yourself with negativity and self pity. In order to stay happy and flourish, you need to work on yourself first. You need to appreciate yourself and know your worth. Everyone is important. Everyone has that one thing their good at. You might see someone today and think that person is useless, trust me there’s something he/she is worth. Something he/she is good at. They just haven’t understood it yet.
You and only you are responsible for your fate. Life is no fun if you spend it hating and putting yourself down; this attitude only slows any progress you hope to make. Once your confidence is up, you will stop making the terrible mistake of comparing yourself to others. You will begin to appreciate yourself. You will already be comfortable and happy with who you are. You will begin to realise how much you are worth and stop accepting whatever is thrown at you that is unecceptable with you.
I remember a movie I watched. “The Help” this two year old Mae Mobley leefolt was always neglected and physically and verbally abused by her mother Elizabeth Leefolt. But her maid Aibileen Clark made it her duty to teach her self worth and make her realise how important she was. One of her words got my complete attention and keeps playing in my head anytime I feel less of myself. ” you are kind, you are smart, you are important.” To me, these are the mother of all self worth words that when said with believe can take you out of any negative mood.
When you love yourself, you take pride in who you are and what you have to offer. Too many people place the needs of others before their own, but in order to respect others, you need to meet your own needs first. You need to be happy with yourself. How can you truly learn to appreciate others if you can’t even appreciate yourself? If you can’t even stay happy?. Appreciating yourself and realizing your self worth is a fundamental key to happiness. Start from today to imbibe the habit to appreciate yourself. Before you leave the house tell yourself how beautiful and important you are. Take a day in a month to spoil yourself, don’t wait for someone. Know your worth and learn not to settle for less. Let go of that thing or person dragging you back and making you feel less about who you are. and most importantly, pray and believe in God because he is the true key to happiness.