Self-worth is the single most powerful tool a person can have. Here are eight daily habits to implement to improve your self-worth right now!
Being confident in ourselves helps us navigate his ever-confusing world, and it even has health benefits like that of reduced cortisol levels when we face stressful situations.
That said, though, an authentic sense of self-worth isn’t exactly the easiest of things to achieve, but little steps will gradually get you there. Because of that, I decided to round up my top eight (and super easy) things to do daily that will help you boost your confidence and improve your self-worth!
8 Daily Habits To Improve Your Self-Worth:
This one seems pretty obvious, but exercising is one of the most fool-proof ways to boost your self-esteem! Not only will looking your best improve your confidence but exercise is proven to enhance your overall mood instantly.
If you’re not into hitting the gym, that’s cool! There are many other fun ways to squeeze a workout into your day – from dance lessons to hula hoop routines and yoga sessions on Youtube. Experiment a little, and you’re bound to find a workout you enjoy and even look forward to!
Journaling is the perfect tool to get in touch with your feelings. Every night before you go to bed, take ten minutes to write down your feelings and impressions from the day. Jotting things down on paper is a great way to map things out, and it’ll help you make better sense of what you’re currently going through.
Plus, don’t underestimate the power of going back through your diary on a lousy day and realizing how much you’ve managed to overcome over the years!
Set daily, achievable goals
Most people equate self-worth to being super productive daily, but knowing how to slow down and give your mind and body a break when needed is a great act of self-care.
Setting daily goals is a wonderful way to become a productive badass whenever you’re feeling like it. If you find yourself feeling blue, setting small goals for your day is a great way to feel achieved even if you’re not able to do much – think about having a healthy breakfast or going for a short walk.
Boundaries are essential to have healthy relationships with yourself and others. If you constantly find yourself agreeing to do things that don’t align with your feelings because you’re afraid of what others might think of you, it’s time for you to practice setting boundaries and permit yourself to say no.
It’s been scientifically proven that meditation can play a huge role in your mental well-being and self-esteem, as it helps decrease the control your negative thoughts have over you.
A common misconception is that you have to sit for hours on end to meditate, but taking as little as five minutes out of your day will have a tremendous impact on your sense of self-worth!
Perform random acts of kindness
You may not have the funds to make a considerable donation or have tons of free time to start volunteering daily, but even the simplest acts of kindness can have a significant impact on yourself and others.
If you like your co-workers’ new haircut, let her know. If you see a stray dog on the street, set up a bowl of water for it. If you get the feeling that someone is lost, offer them directions. These random acts take just a few minutes of your time, but they can have a massive impact on your day (as well as others).
Note: This being kind does not equate to becoming a serial people-pleaser. It’s important to set boundaries and always put your well-being first.
Stand up straight
Slouching isn’t just bad for your posture, but it can also play a key role in how others perceive you. Standing up straight is a clear sign of confidence, and even if you’re not feeling it, becoming aware of your posture and making a habit of standing up straight can considerably impact how you perceive yourself in the long run. Try it as you read this paragraph and notice how it instantly boosts your confidence!
Women, in particular, have a hard time accepting compliments, but it’s so important to normalize and embrace the potential they have on our self-esteem!
Accepting compliments is one of the most powerful tools to know what value others find in your character – it can help you learn things about yourself that you weren’t even aware of!