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  • Writer's pictureTorre Boyd LPC

Building Unshakeable Self-Worth


Building unshakeable self-worth is a process that takes time, effort, and patience on your part. It requires a willingness to examine your thoughts and beliefs, challenge negative self-talk, and develop a strong sense of self. To help we'll explore some practical steps that can help:

  1. Self-Compassion: One of the most important steps in building self-worth is learning to be kind to yourself. Self-compassion means treating yourself with loving kindness, concern, and support that you would offer to someone you love. When you make a mistake or experience a setback, try to respond with self-compassion instead of being critical of yourself.

  2. Identify Your Strengths: Focus on your strengths and talents, rather that your weaknesses and limitations. Make a list of your skills, accomplishments, and positive qualities. This can help you see yourself in a more positive light and build confidence in your abilities.

  3. Set Realistic Goals: Setting and achieving goals can be a powerful way to build self-worth. However, it is important to set goals that are realistic and achievable. Break your goals down into small, manageable steps and celebrate your progress along the way.

  4. Surround Yourself with Positive People: Surrounding yourself with positive, supportive people can help you build self-worth. Seek out people who encourage you, believe in you, and lift you up. Limit your exposure to negative or critical people who bring you down.

  5. Challenge Negative Self-Talk: Negative self-talk can be a major obstacle to building your self-worth. When you notice negative thoughts or beliefs about yourself, challenge them with evidence to the contrary. Ask yourself, "Is this thought really true?" or "What evidence do I have that contradicts this belief?".

  6. Practice Self-Care: Taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally is an important part of building self-worth. Make time for activities that you enjoy, get enough sleep, eat a healthy diet, and prioritize self-care activities like exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature.

With time and effort it's possible to build unshakeable self-worth. By practicing self-compassion, focusing on your strengths, setting realistic goals, surround yourself with positive people, challenging negative self-talk, and practicing self-care, you can develop a strong sense of self worth that will serve you well in all areas of your life.

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