Developing Self-Worth

Do you struggle with how you view yourself -- or is your self-esteem lower than you'd like it to be? Do you want to be more comfortable in your own shoes or more confident?

 

Many people struggle to know that they are a good person, worthy of love and belonging, or even if they even contribute to any good in the world. Although everybody hopes that others will approve of them and think well of them, those that tend to define themselves by what others think often struggle with feelings of low self-worth. People often find that their self-worth fluctuates throughout their lives. Although there are lots of factors that influence this phenomenon, one  major influencing factor is when someone allows their self-worth to be defined by what others think, feel, or say.

 

The beliefs that we hold about our own self-worth can hold us down. It can be difficult to

recognize these negative beliefs, and even more difficult to change them.

 

A strong sense of self-worth won't develop overnight. However, when one begins to believe that

their worth is based on their intrinsic value as a person, that person's self-worth will begin to

grow. This is self-compassion. This person will begin to feel that they are good and worthy

based solely on the fact that they believe that they are good and worthy. This person will then

be able to feel good about themselves even when others do not like them.

 

 Many people have found it helpful to speak to a professional counselor to change these beliefs,

and develop their self-worth. If you would like to speak to a counselor, let's talk.

 I'd love to help you develop your self-worth!

 

References

Brown, B. (2015). Rising strong: the reckoning, the rumble, the revolution. New York: Spiegel & Grau.

oving ourselves

through the process of owning our story is the

bravest thing

     we will ever do.

Brené Brown

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