“Poor Me,” Such futile words. We may not say them but we’ve all felt them. Every second that we spend doubting our own self-worth, is a second of our life thrown away. We all are unique in body, thought and heart but when we then start comparing ourselves to others, it makes us feel overwhelmed or not good enough. The biggest struggle in our life is the struggle to know, embrace, and accept ourselves with all our quirks, faults and imperfections. Our heart and mind can be valuable allies, if we’re stuck in a box of “Only If’s, Why’s and Why-Not’s.” Try some exercises below to add to your self-worth:
Self Worth Exercises
- Pay attention to what is not working in your life, and determine what is your irritant? Then, try to reduce its influence in your life.
- Take notice of what works for you and gives you pleasure. Then try giving pleasure to others. Giving and selflessness is good for your soul and theirs.
- Don’t overthink failures. They are lessons. Learn and Accept. Let Go and Grow!
- Listen to your intuition and follow your heart. Your mind will be pleased.
- Stop allowing other people to dilute or poison your thoughts.
- Our own heart can shine a light on how special we are.
- Self-love must come from our heart, our mind, and our soul.
- Over-thinking the words “Poor Me” goes against your own best interest.
Nothing is more important than a healthy sense of self-esteem. This prevents you from beating yourself up or dragging yourself down over past mistakes or temporary setbacks. This takes courage and practice. With all our faults and imperfections, the biggest struggle in life is to know, embrace, and accept ourselves. If you feel lost in the garden of souls forgotten like my inner child sometimes does, drinking in the pearled dew, while waiting hour after hour, for reprieve and absolution, a willow next to us, trembling knowingly the trials we’re facing, a swan singing a melody nearby, all of us living by breath alone, whispering “Where is our God, why has he forsaken us?”
Remember, life can beat us down and the walls we build can be so dense that even our dearest friends, partners, spouses and children can’t get in. Imagine how our world be different, if we stopped allowing other people to dilute or poison our day with their words or opinions?
I’m Joyce White, I’m Winged for Art Therapy. We all have true talent. What a shame to waste our lives by not knowing how special we can be. I’ve been slowly and quietly growing and changing into the person I’ve always wanted to be through hard work and persistence. It is my hope my articles at Global Healing Exchange, will help others smile and find their own passion. Oscar Wilde tells us, “The soul is born old but grows young. That is the comedy of life. And the body is born young and grows old. That is life’s tragedy!”