Self-Worth is a heartbreaker. It’s cozy and comfortable to repeat the same destructive thought patterns, making insecurity our very best friend. That friend we rely on to free ourselves from feeling valuable deep down, the one we commiserate with, the one who really knows we are scared, the one that could never betray us. That is a lie. So, this is where the heartbreak comes in. Upholding a negative opinion of ourselves is as easy as it is senseless, since it is just a judgment after all. We are aware of this absurdity, yet, we do it to ourselves.
Self-worth is about valuing who we are inherently and not about outside actions dictating how you feel about and perceive yourself. Comparing, evaluating and criticizing attacks our self-worth, what helps build and discover our inherent worth is compassion toward the self, generosity, integrity and challenging our negative beliefs.
Here are 7 blogs that are particularly helpful on the road to a positive acceptance and unearthing of your self-worth:
-Calmness, self-awareness and composure are key traits to confidence according to Celestine Chua and her blog. She equips us with the knowledge of what it is exactly that chips away at our self worth and offers a few tools to release yourself from limiting beliefs.
-Zeenat Merchant Syal’s blog offers us the voice of many and we can benefit from a concise answer to one question: “How does one raise their positive vibes”. Learning from others just may help one relate to a specific story and in turn not feel alone in our quest for self help.
-Alex Blackwell’s blog centers on authenticity in your personal life. Through sharing his experiences (good and bad) with a hope that they may ring true with others as opposed to a step by step guide to making self-worth a reality. He believes a connection to self-worth first lies in being true to who you really are from moment to moment.
-Elle’s blog works on personal development in ways that resonate with your reality. Living consciously with the purpose that by looking back on our past, we can structure the ways in which we’ve evolved. Be it by forgiveness to ourselves and others, learning to be more loving and most importantly recognizing when you are becoming your own energy vampire (blocking your own progress with negativity).
Scott H. Young writes a blog that is designed to aid in developing your strong foundation for self improvement as a basic jump off point for further development. With foundation, comes structure and strategy, the building blocks of success both emotionally and physically.
This blog by couple Marc and Angel Chernoff, focuses on letting go of our fantasies of the perfect self and the perfect life with more ‘presence and positive focus’.
Joshua Becker’s blog focuses on redirecting our pursuits in life to those that really matter, such as becoming a better person, as opposed to a goal that helps us gain material wealth. Recognizing where, why and how we bide our time and energy is just as important as acting on them.
When we look to others to determine our self worth, we demean our own power. It is up to us to make our decisions consciously, to discover the paths that serve our best life and what it is that we value about ourselves. Once that self worth is firmly in place, our confidence levels soar securely, and never at the expense of others.
Do you read a great blog about self-worth that’s not on the list? Leave a comment on FB!
Larissa Gomes is a breast cancer survivor and single mom to her spirited baby boy! Originally from Toronto turned Angeleno, she has worked in roles from writer, actor and producer for well over a decade. In that time, she’s developed concepts, film and television screenplays, short stories, along with freelance articles, blogging and editing work.