You're Worth It

by Genjourist Divi Gupta



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If I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?

The real hardship in life is to overcome how we think about ourselves. We live in a culture where we’re constantly shown what we don’t look like, who we aren’t. and what we don’t have. Naturally, self-love and acceptance are at an all-time low. It’s sad really, we were able to believe in Santa Claus for 8 years, yet we cannot believe in ourselves for even 5 minutes.

Self-love refers to an overall self-acceptance of who you are as a person despite the flaws, and what instigates an inner desire to take good care of yourself and focus on what makes you happy. It is one of the most important things to develop in life. Loving yourself is magical—it’s a divine relationship that will help you radically improve every single aspect of your life.

We’re living in an era where the self-love revolution is gaining momentum, yet we have trouble doing the work; it goes against everything we were raised to believe. We were never taught self-love in school, and most of us didn’t learn about self-love at our home.

We’ve developed a habit of constantly criticizing and beating ourselves down. Thus, we view loving ourselves as an extremely difficult and far-fetched concept. So, this is what I want you to do:

I want you to stand in front of the mirror and widen your pupils. Your eyes enlarge when you look at something you love and if you train them to get bigger when you see yourself, maybe you can train yourself to love you too.

A side effect of lack of self-love is lack of self-confidence. When you love yourself, you accept yourself with those shortcomings and it improves your overall self-esteem.

Self-confidence refers to having faith in your own abilities. Being able to trust that, whatever happens, you’ll be able to deal with it.

Why is it then, that we spend most of our time imagining what things will be like when they go wrong, and seeing ourselves being embarrassed, humiliated or failing in some crushing way?

There’s a scientific study that shows that if you stand in superhero pose (legs apart, hand on hips, chest out and chin up) for just 5 minutes before a job interview, a big presentation or a really hard task, you will not only feel a lot more confident, you will perform marginally better as well.

So, do what you got to do because you are fragile and indispensable and you deserve to love yourself. And at the end of the day, you are your longest commitment. You need to overvalue yourself sometimes as well; know your worth and add taxes to it.


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