I have talked in another post about the importance of standing in your power and I can also tell you that when we let the self-worth that is already there inside of us come forth, we naturally do stand in our power.
As I began to suffer more and more from the effects of burnout, I was acutely aware of the very low perception I had of my self. Part of the process of healing burnout, was also to let my true self come forward and to reignite and accept my own self.
I HAVE 5 TIPS FOR YOU TO HELP REBUILD YOUR SELF-WORTH
1. Begin to change your own self talk.
Honestly, we are often our own worst critics, much more so than what those around us are saying to us. And the very interesting thing is that as we begin to talk to ourselves more kindly and treat ourselves with more respect, those around us begin to treat us with more kindness and respect. This is how the Law of Attraction works. Like attracts like. Whatever we are resonating, is reflected in the people and situations around us. This certainly can take some practice, but with consistent practice over weeks and months, you will definitely notice the incredible changes you are capable of making. You’ve just got to stick with the process. I use affirmations. Affirmations are simply a positive statement said in the present tense, however as you are saying them it is essential to evoke the feeling of what you are saying.
I love to start and end my day by simply saying “I love you Lisa” and I have got to the stage now where I really mean it. If this feels challenging, say “I am willing to love you …….” and in time you will get there
2. Engage in activities that feel good for you.
The more time we spend doing something that makes us feel good, the easier it is to feel good about ourselves. I know that on the days that I really take the time to factor in things that I enjoy (especially on the days I am working), I feel so much more at ease and at peace with myself. There is definitely much more flow to my day and as I create more flow in my day, I create more flow in my life.
3. Surround yourself with people who treat you well.
If you are in relationships, whether romantic or otherwise, in which people do not treat you well, i.e. with love, respect and compassion, it could be time for you to make some tough but necessary decisions to let some of these situations and people go. While this is not always easy, it is essential to your health and wellbeing. When you spend time with people who uplift you, support you and care for you, your life takes on a whole different meaning. Also be sure that you are doing the same with those around you and also treating yourself in this way.
4. Create some still time for yourself each day.
It is essential to carve out a little time each day where you are able to slow right down and just be with yourself. As you connect with yourself and come back to a place of peace, you will more naturally be able to create a feeling of loving yourself and knowing you are worthy. Know that you don’t need to do anything for anyone to be worthy. Just by being you, being alive on this planet, is enough. It is up to you to know this truth in every part of your being. Taking the time to be still each day will help you with this knowing. I like to meditate, colour mandalas or head down to the beach for a stroll. It is important for you to find whatever helps you to be still and connect back to your own heart.
5. Be Yourself.
Practice being yourself in EVERY situation.
You may find that it is easier to be yourself in some situations and not in others. Well I am challenging you now to be yourself in EVERY situation you are in. Share what is important to you, share who you are and what you enjoy. Share how you feel. The most beautiful thing is that very often as we share from the heart, we open up the way for others to do the same with us or other people in their lives. By being yourself, you are opening up gifts for yourself and others.
I’ll leave you with a beautiful quote from Malcolm X.
“We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves.”
Love to you all