Self Respect ๐Ÿ’ฅ

The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.๐Ÿ’ฅ

Realizing your self-worth has nothing to do with checking your bank balance, it is about you, the person you are in life. We give others respect, love and consideration but how often do we give ourselves what is due? How you value yourself is based on the self-esteem you have, your self-esteem shows you how much you truly value yourself. Healthy self-esteem leads to independence, happiness, flexibility, the ability to adapt easily to change, cooperation and a positive outlook on any situation. Unhealthy or low self- esteem on the other hand leads only to irrational thoughts, unhappiness, fear of the new, rigidity, defensiveness and a negative outlook on life in general.

How we see ourselves has a lot to do with how others see us, if we are happy, smiling and full of confidence then others see us as someone they want to be around, if we respect ourselves and portray this then others will respect you too, after all how can you ask for respect from others if you donโ€™t even respect yourself? So finding and developing your self-worth is all about developing your self-esteem, so letโ€™s take a look at esteem

High self-esteem
If you have a high self-esteem you will see certain traits in yourself and how you see yourself, traits linked with a high self-esteem or self-worth are

You are secure about who you are and have confidence in your abilities 

You allow yourself to show your true feelings to others 

You donโ€™t have intimacy problems in relationships 

You are able to recognize and take pride in yourself for your achievements in life 

You are easily able to forgive yourself for mistakes and also forgive others

Low self-esteem
Similarly, if you have problems with self-worth or low self-esteem then you will follow a certain pattern in your thoughts and ways, if you have problems with low self-esteem then you will see the following points in yourself

You lack belief in yourself and are very insecure 

You have problems showing and accepting intimacy in relationships 

You never let your true feelings show 

You never recognize and give yourself credit for your accomplishments 

You have the inability to forgive yourself or others 

You resist change at every opportunity

Developing your self-worth
There are plenty of ways in which you can boost your self-esteem and change to a more positive and healthy outlook about yourself, here are some tips for developing and boosting your self-worth.

Donโ€™t take other peoples criticism to heart, instead listen to what they are saying and learn from it. 

Take some time out for yourself everyday, meditate, look inside yourself and realize all your good points and imagine changing your bad ones into more positive. 

Celebrate and pride yourself on even the smallest achievements that you accomplish. 

Do something every day that you enjoy, such as taking a walk in the sunshine or soaking in a bubble bath. 

Never deprive yourself of something you enjoy, if you know you shouldnโ€™t be doing it, then do it anyway and stop chastising yourself about it. 

Talk positively to yourself, repeat affirmations to chase away all of the negative thoughts and feelings.

By Peace Truth

Life is like a bunch of roses. Some sparkle like raindrops. Some fade when there's no sun. Some just fade away in time. Some dance in many colors. Some drop with hanging wings. Some make you fall in love. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Life you can be sure of, you will not get out ALIVE.(sorry about that)