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It’s easy to get caught up on questioning what one brings to the table or what one has to offer the world. In a world full of likes and comments, people may measure their worth based off of society’s standards. To validate self- worth means more.

There’s no amount of likes in the world that can validate how anyone should feel about themselves.

Respect and self-esteem play into verification of self-worth. It’s never too late to find ways to legitamize yourself and establish self-worth.

Here’s a list of 5 maxims to start putting into practice today and start building self-worth.

1. No Need For Outside Opinions.

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Talking to friends and family is a great way to vent and get feedback on different issues being faced where we may not have answers. But, looking for the solutions within one’s self will help with validation.

How others feel about us, shouldn’t change how one should view themselves.

The goal of this isn’t to stop reaching out for help, it’s to start being the support for yourself. Don’t rely on others.

2. Trust Yourself.

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Speaking of trust, knowing that you have the ability to answer some of life’s questions is possible and real.

A quote by the father of Taoism, Lao Tzu goes, “At the center of your being. You have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

Know what you desire out of your life, and trust it.  We all have an inner compass in us that leads and guides us through life. Sometimes we search for the answers outside of ourself, but if you dig a little deeper you’ll find what you’ve been searching.

3. Start A Gratitude Journal.

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Today is a good day to start using a handy-dandy notebook. Journaling has several health benefits that will promote self-awareness and overall well-being.

Psychologist and researcher at the University of Texas James Pennebaker believes that writing about stressful events in a journal shows one how to come to terms with issues. Also, it helps to remove mental blocks to better understand yourself and your surroundings.

4. Make It Habit Of Checking In.

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Self-check-ins are important and beneficial to your health and the validation process. It’s important to be self- aware of every aspect of our life.

Researcher Anna Sutton examined parts of self-awareness and its’ benefits. She found that self-reflection, insight, and mindfulness aspects of self-awareness can lead to becoming a more accepting person. Being mindful helps decrease stress, but if you don’t accept yourself it’s less effective.

This is why it’s important to check in on your feelings. Ask yourself, “How am I feeling?” or “Why am I feeling this way?” These will prompt answers that one may need to explore a little more. Having that connection and control can help grant that perceived validation.

5. Words To Live By.

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There’s no doubt that the right words can help put some pep in your step, and have you feeling your best.

Quotes have the power to make anyone feel empowered. There are times where simple words turn into words of wisdom, where it’s easy to believe it was made with you in mind.,

Use these same quotes as reminders and words to live by.

May these keys to life help you unlock the validation you desire.

 

Edited by Shahrazad Encinias

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