In some ways, pride may not be generally viewed as a positive thing. But there is a big difference between boasting and self-confidence. Remember, it’s so important for us to support ourselves throughout our journey of self-love and happiness. Although taking pride in yourself should never be viewed as bad, learning to have self-appreciation can be easier said than done.
If you are struggling to implement self-appreciation into your life, you can take some steps to make this happen.
Start with the little things:
Look at your day. Is there something small that you did within your day that you can take pride in? Whether it’s washing the dishes, finishing that big assignment, or even getting out of bed, those are all accomplishments within themselves. Even a small victory can be a good one.
Practice Positive Projection:
Take a look at someone you deeply admire. What is it about them that you admire? What do they bring to the table that you wish you had? Write down exactly what you admire about them, and then see the tiny portions of yourself that fit into that narrative.
Remind Yourself of Your Value:
This one is never easy, but it’s essential for your personal growth. Of course, we must maintain our relationship with the people we work with, our family and friends, but it’s just as essential to maintaining a healthy relationship with ourselves. An easy and simple way to implement a reminder for yourself is writing down self-affirmations. Affirmations are used as positive statements that can be used to help rewire our thoughts to positive ones.
Taking pride in yourself isn’t always an easy task, but one way to bring positivity into your life is by helping those around you. This doesn’t have to be anything crazy. Simply being there for someone, being a good listener, and helping others in need will help reconfirm your self-appreciation and help you realize that everything you’re feeling now is only temporary.
Remember, taking pride in yourself and appreciating yourself isn’t bad. On the contrary, it can be a great thing, perhaps one of the best things, because you are worth your own time, energy, and support. And regardless of whatever negative thoughts may come to mind about yourself, you are worthy for no reason other than the fact that you are alive.