When I sat down to begin writing today I thought to myself, “You know, I know what it feels like to have self-worth…to not have self-worth, but what is it really?” And instead of heading on over to google to see what google said, I thought I’d try to use divine powers to share a definition with you.
Self-worth is the judgment of ourselves and how much we deserve good things in life. The more self-worth that we feel, the more likely we are to stand up for ourselves and go after what we really truly desire. So, today I encourage you to embrace this self-worth exercise (that I’m literally going to do the moment I finish writing).
Step 1: Grab a slip of paper and pen
Step 2: Write at the top…”I am worthy of…”
Step 3: Begin to list out all the things that you are worthy of
This list should include the things that you are materially worth of like a safe home, healthy food, a secure job. This should also include the things that you are mentally worthy of like good decision making process, a non-judgement conversation, your OWN beliefs. And it should most definitely include things you’re worthy of in a relationship like honesty, respect and affection.
To help you along I thought I’d share some of mine…
I am worthy of…
- A warm and safe home
- Good delicious meals
- The tools that I need to cook those delicious meals
- The time it takes to make a good decision
- Having my own thoughts and beliefs
- Honesty in my relationships
- Polite and respectful conversations
Once you are done writing out YOUR list, I want you to sit with it and see what comes to mind when you ask yourself the following questions:
- How much of these do I have right now?
- How can I express more gratitude for those that I have?
- What obstacle is keeping me from the rest?
Ideally, you’d journal these. But if you’re not the journaling type, just drop a comment below and let me know what you came up with.