Today's challenge is about self worth. In some ways this is similar to self love, or at the least, is tied to it. All feelings of the self, self-esteem, self-love, self-worth, etc. are all tied up with each other, and a struggle with one usually means a struggle with all. Of course the opposite is true as well.
"Identify an area in your life where you are experiencing some self doubt right now."
- right now I'm experiencing self doubt in the social arena. I've always been a bit unsure of myself in this area, but after a particularly difficult few years in this area in university, I really began to struggle with myself in wondering whether I was capable of socializing and forging close connections with others. It seemed as though it were something others were able to do effortlessly but with which I was left floundering. This led to anxiety surrounding anything remotely social and is still something I get anxious about to this day.
- my absolute dream vision for this area would be to find what people refer to as their "tribe". I would love to find a group of like minded individuals; people who understand me, accept me and love me for who I am. People I can be myself around, those with whom I can share my deepest thoughts and who will reciprocate in both feeling and action. Additionally I would like to be at ease in knowing I am indeed capable of forging deep connections, as well as being confident in less intimate social settings.
- I deserve deep and fulfilling friendships with people who truly care about me, accept me and love me for who I am. I deserve to be confident in knowing I am socially capable and competent and that my worth does not depend on anyone else's opinion of me. I deserve to never feel isolated and abandoned or rejected. I deserve love in all forms.
This task was a bit challenging for me, to be honest. There are so many ingrained negative beliefs in my mind that I need to weed out and replace with positive, more loving ones. I'm grateful for the opportunity to be doing this, however, and I think it's both the kick I need to start making positive changes as well as a chance to really dig deep and solve the mystery of the origin of these negative self beliefs.
"I'm worthy of love, success and happiness."