How often have we been told to ‘know your worth’? How do you measure ‘your worth’? What is ‘your worth’? It’s crazy because I myself have told so many people to know your worth too but what does it actually mean?
I’ll be the first to say that I’ve been completely silly getting myself in certain situations where my friends would tell me to ‘sort your sh*t together and know your worth’. I’ve battled with this phrase for who knows how long. Even to this day I sometimes hate who I see in the mirror – not pretty enough, not skinny enough, not smart enough, not confident enough, and the list goes on.
I know I give myself a hard time over everything but at the same time I think, would I ever treat my friends the way I treat myself? Or would I be friends with someone who talked to me the way I talk to myself? Of course not.
Life is about building and growing, not tearing yourself apart. With that being said, if you do have people in your life, regardless of who they are, putting you down and making you feel crap, then they simply do not deserve to be in your life. We all as human beings put on too much pressure on ourselves without the need for others to give us any negativity. I’ve let people treat me like absolute crap in the past but believe me, once they’re no longer in your life, you feel a million times better just there and then.
At the end of the day worth is not something tangible. It’s unique to every single one of us. We’ve all gone through different things and fought our own battles. But we’re still here, still living, and still breathing. If there is anything I do know then it’s that, if you are happy within the limits you have set yourself then that’s all that matters.
Although I’m not yet where I want to be, I’m still figuring out my own worth and trying to be the best person I can be. x