10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR SELF-WORTH FOR BETTER PRODUCTIVITY

INTRODUCTION

What is self-worth? 

Self-worth according to university of North Carolina, is the internal sense of being good enough and worthy of love and belonging from others. Self-worth is often confused with self-esteem, which relies on external factors such as successes and achievements to define worth and can often be inconsistent leading to someone struggling with feeling worthy.

Now Let’s get right into something we can all relate to questioning our worth and wrestling with productivity. I know there are multiple variances, e.g., self-compassion, self-confidence, there’s self-esteem, self-acceptance, self-respect, self-confidence, self-love, self-care, and many others you can think off.

Today, specifically, we’re not just talking about it; we’re taking action to boost that self-worth of yours because let’s face it, when you believe in yourself, achieving those goals becomes a whole lot easier.  In this article, we critically explore ten strategies to not just improve but boost your self-worth, and in turn, enhance your productivity.

Someone may ask, can myself worth affect my productivity? Absolutely yes! How you feel about yourself directly and indirectly influence the outcome of your life. Stay with me as we check the list below:

1. CELEBRATE THOSE WINS

We’re kicking things off by acknowledging your victories, big and small. Take a moment to bask in your accomplishments. Someone may say! Hello, I don’t have any victory record, I haven’t succeeded in anything, or perhaps I feel my life is or has been a complete failure. Hey! Hold on a bit, that is a lie from the pit of hell, there is no one, absolutely no one alive who is not a victor, the fact that you’re able to read this article is a conclusion that there are so many victories in and around your life that deserves your acknowledgement. Give it a try, instead of dwelling on what’s not done, give yourself a pat on the back for overcoming past hurdles. Recognize your capabilities, build that confidence, and tell yourself the truth you so deserve that it takes only “ you” to have been able to pull through up until this moment and for the fact that you are reading this is the assurance that you’ve got big things waiting for you in the closest future only if you can feel the present and celebrate you small wins.

Let me share a quote that hits home: “Celebrate every win, no matter how small, as they all contribute to your growth.” – Unknown

2. SHOWER YOURSELF WITH COMPASSION

Let’s talk kindness. Let consider this: those who don’t have self-compassion often hit hard on themselves, they can easily forgive other but become merciless against one’s self. Personally, I was in this category, I often feel like one mistake I made in the past was the worst ever made as at the fresh moment of the incident. Being gentle with yourself is a game-changer. Treat yourself like you would a close friend. Mistakes and setbacks? Normal. Embrace self-compassion through positive self-talk. Remember, imperfections are part of the package, and you, my friend, are deserving of love and respect. I heard someone said “Do not put your mind in what others think of you to the point that you hurt yourself because the world is and will always be full of everyone else.

3. SET GOALS THAT MAKE SENSE

Goals are fantastic, but let’s make them achievable. When your goals are within reach, success becomes a regular visitor, and that, my friend, boosts your belief in yourself. Break down those big objectives into bite-sized, doable steps, and revel in that sense of progress.

Quick example: Instead of dreaming big like “I’ll learn a new language in a month,” try breaking it down to “I’ll dedicate 15 minutes daily to study and practice the language.”

4. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH UPLIFTING VIBES

Your social circle matters, who you relate with often also matters and it’s time to curate it wisely. Spend time with those who uplift and inspire you. Positive vibes? They’re contagious. Build confidence, encourage personal growth, and surround yourself with relationships where you’re valued for being exactly who you are.

5. DIVE DEEP INTO SELF-CARE

Self-care is more than just a buzzword; it’s a lifeline for your self-worth. Prioritize your well-being, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Engage in activities that bring you joy, whether it’s losing yourself in a good book, taking a nature walk, or practicing mindfulness. It’s not just recharging; it’s a reminder that you deserve to be taken care of.

Example: Regular exercise for those endorphins and an improved mood. Maybe throw in some mindfulness or meditation for a few minutes daily to cultivate calm and self-awareness.

6. LEARN AND RISE FROM FAILURE

Let’s address the F-word – failure. It’s part of life, but here’s the twist: it’s not a reflection of your worthiness. Consider it a lesson, a stepping stone towards growth and improvement. Embrace failure, learn from those mistakes, and watch yourself become resilient with a strengthened sense of self.

7. LET GRATITUDE BE YOUR GUIDE

Make gratitude your secret weapon. Take a moment daily to reflect on what you’re grateful for. Whether it’s the unwavering support of loved ones or the opportunities that knock on your door, expressing gratitude not only brings positivity but reinforces the truth you are deserving of happiness and abundance.

Here’s a quote to resonate with: “Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” – Melody Beattie

8. DIVE INTO SELF-REFLECTION

Now, let’s get reflective. Set aside time to ponder your experiences, emotions, and goals. Journaling is your tool for delving deeper into those thoughts and feelings. Through self-reflection, uncover those limiting beliefs and inch closer to self-acceptance. Remember, it’s a journey, not a sprint.

9. CONFRONT THOSE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

Negative thoughts?  Say no to it, negative thought is what leads to negative self-talk and eventually, it leads to continuous negative life outcome. We’re kicking them to the curb. Challenge those thoughts as they surface. When self-criticism or doubt creeps in, hit pause, and reframe those thoughts. Swap the negatives with affirmations that highlight your strengths and capabilities. With practice, watch those self-limiting beliefs crumble.

Example: Instead of the defeating thought, “I’ll never be good enough,” replace it with “I am making progress, and I am capable of achieving great things.”

10. SEEK PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE IF NEEDED

If the battle with self-worth feels like an uphill struggle, it’s okay to ask for help. Professional support from a licensed therapist or counselor can be a game-changer. They’ll guide you through the journey, help address underlying issues, build healthy coping mechanisms, and provide strategies to improve your self-worth and overall well-being.

CONCLUSION

This journey to improve your self-worth is a transformation that spills over into your productivity and overall happiness. By celebrating achievements, practicing self-compassion, setting realistic goals, surrounding yourself with positivity, prioritizing self-care, learning from failure, expressing gratitude, embracing self-reflection, challenging negative thoughts, and seeking professional help when needed, you’re not just improving your self-worth; you’re unlocking your full potential.

Remember, you’re worthy of success, love, and happiness. Embrace the journey of self-improvement, and watch your productivity soar.

 Ready to conquer? Let’s roll together, got anything you want to share personally? Hit me up on my personal e-mail: info@edisonwrites.com and I’ll respond immediately.

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