I am worthy.
This is a statement that sounds so simple and in a sense, seems so obvious. I am worthy. Of course, I am worthy. This is a basic truth, or is it?
I am beginning to notice that one of the top false beliefs that many women have about themselves is a deep sense of unworthiness. Underneath it all, when the lights go out and there are no distractions, there is an underlying fear that you just aren’t good enough and therefore are unable to truly value your worth. Whether realized or not, this sense of unworthiness plays out in so many places in life. Staying in a relationship where you are not valued or respected, putting everyone else’s needs above your own, not taking the time to practice self-care or over-working in a job that rips apart your soul. There are long restless nights filled with incessant thoughts of everything that you wish you could change, moments you hide away in the bathroom crying because you know you want more, and day after day feeling drained by everything you do for others.
Does any of this sound familiar?
I can tell you that I was there for longer than I like to admit. I basically found myself living a life that didn’t exactly feel good, and for so long I didn’t know why. What was wrong with me? Why was I allowing myself to be disrespected by people who were supposed to love me? Why was I agreeing to jobs and projects that had nothing to do with my passions? Why was I not taking the time for myself I so very much needed? I had those long restless nights, my knees and tears fell to the bathroom floor thousands of times over, and I pretended too many times and with too many people throughout my days. Eventually existing this way became uncomfortable and downright miserable, and I sought to figure out why I was choosing to live this way. Continue reading