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  • Tanisha Herrin

Building Self-Worth: Why it is Necessary to Keep Yourself in Check

Increasing your worth takes time and patience. There are many elements involved when making changes toward improving your well-being. Your self-worth focuses on you as a person. If you want to be the best person you can be some changes are worth the wait. Aspects such as talking negatively about yourself or putting yourself last require persistent effort. It means breaking habits, patterns and adapting to new ways to do things.

Following Through and Why It Is Important

It takes guts to set out on doing something new and different. We are not just talking about your self-worth. On an even broader scale, you are discovering what your true potential can be. You may need to become more assertive in your actions. You may need to start saying ‘no’ as a way to put your foot down. You need to start exercising ways of standing up for yourself when it comes to setting and accomplishing goals. It is your life, and you choose how you want to live.

As you set out to your purpose, it is important your actions, thoughts, and emotions are in line with each other. Keeping yourself in check means taking responsibility for your actions while making sure you are doing what is required. Taking the initiative toward living your best during your life journey requires courage. You may make mistakes along the way, but it is okay because there is a reason for your being.

What to Keep in Mind as You Assess Yourself

From time to time you need to make sure your actions, thoughts, and emotions are in line. Is your heart, body, and soul where you want it to be? What changes do you need to make? What areas have you made progress? Have your relationships with friends, family, and co-workers changed?

How you interact with others may change throughout the process of increasing your self-worth. Some may have mixed feelings about what they observe in you. And it is okay because it is your life, not theirs. You made the decision to please yourself first by honoring what you feel are things that need improving. In short, you are working on respecting yourself; an attribute in progress through self-love.

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