Self-worth vs self-esteem
I want to talk to you about something SO IMPORTANT, an important part of your fitness and wellness lifestyle and I have a fun and empowering tip for putting it into action … starting today.
This “something” is SELF-WORTH …
… and it fuels your life!
It’s a little different – and a whole lot more important – than self-esteem.
Self-esteem is what we think and believe about ourselves.
Self-worth is recognizing that you are greater than those thoughts and feelings.
It’s about realizing how important and valuable you are and how WORTHY you are of being treated well and living a healthy and sustainable life.
Here’s an example of what I’m talking about:
Let’s say you try on some shirts at the mall, and you don’t like the way your arms look, or maybe you’re not pleased with your midsection. You might not even realize you have low self-esteem in these areas or they don’t make you feel confident in your own skin.
Self-worth lets you know that you are SO MUCH MORE than the state of your arms or midsection. AND ... self-worth helps you recognize that you want something different for yourself.
It can be the spark you need to make certain changes – because you know you are WORTHY of feeling amazing and that alone gives you confidence.
It’s the same as when you set boundaries for how you allow people to treat you, or decide to go after a promotion, or any other goal you want, because you are worth it!
Here’s one of my FAVORITE exercises for self-worth AND putting it to action:
This is actually really fun to do, and it works best if you follow every step and let your imagination fly.
1. Imagine you and I are chatting exactly 12 months from today …
If you had your best 12 months EVER and stayed on track with your goals, what would you envision your health and well-being to look like? What are the exact goals you want to reach? Take a minute to think about them, and write them down.
2. Now, imagine how living that way will FEEL to you … what your days will look like … what your energy levels look like? What kind of new confidence will you have? How will you feel when you go out with your friends? Or in your relationships? Write it all down!
3. Next, once you have crystal clear clarity on what your 12-month goals are and how it feels, think about the DECISIONS you’re making 12 months from now. What choices are you making? How are you spending your time? How often are you working out? What are you doing for your nutrition? Write it all down!
4. And lastly, WHY WAIT 12 months to start making those decisions? In order to achieve that future life, you have to start now.
EMBODY the person you will become in 12 months, live as that person starting TODAY! It’s time to LIVE YOUR LIFE as if you’ve already reached those goals!
That’s the fastest and surest way to achieve your goals … spending your days as the person who already has achieved what you want.
And let me tell you, this is one of my most FAVORITE things to help people develop.
If you need help with your goals and creating a personalized action plan to get there, I can help! Head on over to my schedule (https://calendly.com/margreta/goal-mapping-session)
Comment below and tell me what your future self looks like and at least one change you are doing to live life as your future self!