If you’ve been following along on my journey, then you know that a lot has changed since my first post. You know that, at one point, I candidly shared about being selfish with my time and that I’ve never had a problem being single. If you listen to our podcast, you know that Pastor Andre shared with us that being single is a gift from God. Depending on how closely you’ve been following along on that journey, you also know that I went from being single to being a party of five about a year and a half ago. You also know I made significant changes in my life, including changing zip codes and my relationship status. I started dating a man with two children and became the sole caregiver of his children when he went to work offshore.
We all know things change, so let’s look at this post as an invitation to the next part of my journey because some exciting changes will happen over the next few months. I’ll move closer to campus, add another job to my resume, and, most importantly, prioritize myself and my needs over others living on my own.
The last few months have been a real struggle for me financially and mentally. It wasn’t until I sat down with my family and friends that I realized it was time to make a change. It’s time to make a change because I know my worth. Unfortunately, it took family and friends pointing out the things that I deserve and what I don’t deserve because friends and family can see our blindspots.
As women, we sometimes easily get caught up in the day-to-day details of life. So much so that we forget to check in with ourselves and our worth. Below is a list to help you check in on yourself.
Bookmark this post, share it with your friends and refer to it often as I have been doing.
10 Things Women Who Know Their Worth Do
- Women who know their worth set boundaries to protect their time, energy & emotional well-being
- They make time for self-care, prioritizing their physical, mental & emotional health
- They advocate for themselves and speak up and assert their needs, wants, and opinions
- They invest in their personal and professional growth; continuously learn new skills
- They surround themselves with positive influences and seek supportive and uplifting relationships
and distance themselves from toxic people
- They practice gratitude and appreciate the good things in life
- They take calculated risks and step outside their comfort zone to grow and achieve their goals
- They don’t settle and refuse less than they deserve in relationships, careers, and personal lives
- They have self-compassion and treat themselves with kindness and avoid harsh self-criticism
- They read uplifting books, blogs and web stories, like How to Boss Up & Glow Girl on Glow Stream TV.
Life tends to throw us curveballs, and sometimes it moves swiftly. If we don’t take time to step back and take things in, we can easily get caught up in the day-to-day and forget our worth. Hang in there if you’re walking through the valley, waiting to reach the next mountaintop. It gets better. The most important thing, though, is to know your worth, babe.
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