365 Day Blog Post Challenge 2019
19. How do you appreciate yourself?
This is a touchy topic for me because it forces me to admit that I do not often appreciate myself as much as I should. I tend to put the majority of my focus on other peoples wants and needs and lack the ability to take the time to do positive things to remind myself that I am important too. Whether it be with work, friends or family, I very rarely put my own needs in front of others. I agree that I deserve more appreciation, even if not from others, at least from myself to myself.
Appreciation is all about “recognizing the full worth of oneself”. If you can recognize your worth, you can allow yourself (without guilt) the ability to invest the time to become a happier and healthier person. I do that to an small extent, however, the majority of my focus is usually on what I can do to make others happy, so I have a good deal of work to do before I can claim that I truly appreciate myself.
Although I may not invest a lot of time appreciating myself, I do think that others appreciate me and what I provide to their lives. I know my husband appreciates all that I do for him and on occasion, I think that I am appreciated at work as well. Being appreciated by others goes hand-in-hand with appreciating yourself. If you know that others appreciate you, you know that you are on the right path.