Keep Working At It
Your low self-worth did not happen overnight, and it probably won't soar overnight. Just as it takes 28 days to learn a new habit, you will have to keep refocusing yourself to look at your good traits, and expanding to find more, to raise your self-worth. Think of it as training for your brain... train it to think about the positive traits, about who you really are. It is a natural tendency to fall back into whatever pattern you have most recently been following. If you have been in a pattern of low self-worth, you will have a tendency to keep trying to return to it. Preventing change is our mind's way of protecting us. It takes time for our brain to accept that a new change is not going to hurt us, thus 28 days to form a new habit.
Keep Refocusing on the Positive!
It is important that you find ways to refocus yourself on thinking about these positive traits you possess, and spend time doing this every day. You might want to build it into your daily routine, like brushing your teeth. You might want to turn it into affirmations, or leave yourself reminder notes. Be creative... After all, it is your self-worth! Post signs on your walls, or use a dry erase marker to leave notes on your mirrors. Tack notes up inside your cabinets, or in your closet. Leave a note in your wallet or checkbook. Use a paint program to write the things you like about yourself, and set it as your desktop on your computer!
Your self-worth may not raise overnight, but if you keep focusing on the positive things about yourself, within a few weeks you will be able to look back and see a change. Within a couple of months, you will wonder how your self-worth ever got where it is now. Great news! It doesn't stop there! At that point you will be able to look forward and see how much farther you want to go, and what you can accomplish by raising your self-worth. And at the same time, you will notice how much happier you have gotten, and how much calmer and more patient you have become.
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Author: Catherine Lillig
Catherine Lillig is a homeschooling mother of three children, and a student of personal development for over 15 years. Helping others to become the best they can be through knowledge and understanding is her mission. She is available for speaking engagements about Homeschooling, Life Learning, Radical Unschooling, and Personal Development, and how they can work hand in hand.