Learn to value yourself, which means: to fight for your happiness. – Ayn Rand
You are probably reading this post in bewilderment of what to do about depression. You feel bad about yourself. Life seems dreadful and painful because of all the things you have to experience that bring you heartache. What you can do about depression is start to build your self-worth.
How do you view yourself? Do others opinions of you stop you from doing what you want to do? Do you feel judged constantly by others?
All these things distort your view of yourself. You don’t have to accept the negative things people say about you or the prejudgment people place on you. Subconsciously people have gained a passive control over your life because you don’t value your own opinions and perspectives instead you give credence to others notions above your own thoughts.
This is done out of fear of not being accepted and to fit in with others. You don’t want to be seen as different but the need to fit in and reduce your self-worth is making you unhappy. You are a unique person with a being and experiences like no other on this earth.
Accept who you are and what you have to offer the world.
Self worth is what you are born with. It cannot be taken from you because it is the permanent characteristics you were born with. No one can take it but you can forget your value and give others a higher appraisal than you give yourself.
Many are taught to be selfless and constantly give. As children we are told not to gloat or be selfish. In teenage years, to be accepted, we may have minimized accomplishments not to appear conceited. As adults we might have developed a false humility to not look prideful. In doing so, you don’t like yourself and believe you don’t deserve anything good. In this process, you lose sight of your self-worth.
You must love yourself to truly love others. Respect yourself so you can respect others. You must take care of yourself so you can help others. And doing these things brings happiness to you and you feel good about yourself. You can finally acknowledge your unique characteristics.
Does this make you self-centered? No. This makes you responsible.
When you live at your full potential others benefit from your loving spirit, kindness, and generosity. Your happiness uplifts and encourages others around you.
Each day make sure that you take care of yourself so you can be happy and as a result help others around you!
Do you feel insignificant?
This feeling goes back to how you view yourself. Has your belief in what others say got you living a life of unhappiness and constantly seeking approval? If so this means you don’t feel significant enough to acknowledge you can solve and handle life and any struggles that come against you. Others are more important than what you can offer the world. This is not true.
When you value yourself, life becomes yours to live. You free yourself from the emptiness of seeking others opinions. You might not feel it now or know it deep within.
You have greatness within you. – Les Brown
When you know this believe it, accept it, and live your life with this belief, you begin to develop self-worth and your depression goes away. A big part of my depression was how I saw myself. I didn’t value my opinions so I became subconscious and always seeking out approval. My answers always came from external sources instead of me looking internal within my mind and soul.
Feel freedom and happiness in being yourself and valuing who you are!
So start thinking about?
What beliefs have you held to fit in that reduce your self-worth. Why do you believe this? How is it holding you back from happiness? What do you truly believe in your heart?
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