How to Remind Yourself Who You Are
Do you ever feel like your life is passing you by? Or, perhaps you feel as though you’re constantly running from one thing to the next? If so, it might be time for you to reconnect with yourself. Since the early days of our existence, humans have struggled with staying grounded, centered, and present in our lives. We have a natural propensity to wander off and explore, seek comfort or even our own value in other things outside of ourselves. However, when we lose sight of who we are and what we value most, it begins to take its toll on us and can lead us astray from a healthy life.
What is your self worth?
We all want to feel valued in this world, and there’s a very good reason for that. You matter. You are someone who has a story to tell, a value system to live by, and a purpose to make the world a better place. Your self-worth is directly related to the worth you place on yourself and the importance you place on your life. Someone you love has high self-worth, while someone who is struggling with low self-worth may become toxic to those around them. When someone is low in self-worth, they may feel like they are unworthy of love and they may become self-destructive or reclusive. When you have low self-worth, it often stems from a lack of understanding of who you are and what you truly value. When you have a better sense of who you are, and a better understanding of what matters most to you, you can work to develop self-worth.
What matters most to you?
We often become so focused on what we don’t have that we lose sight of the things that do bring us joy and make us happy. To discover ourselves, we need to find or remember what makes us feel truly “us.” It’s important to be mindful of what brings you joy. This can be surprising, because it may be different than what you have been doing in the past. For example, you might be surprised to find that you enjoy something you would have considered “weird” or “quirky” in the past. Remember that your joy is a reflection of your core self. It is who you are on the deepest level. So, when you lose sight of yourself and forget who you are, you can’t fulfill your purpose and make a positive impact on the world.
Take time for yourself
We all need to pause, reflect, and find a way to create self-space amid hectic schedules and often overwhelming responsibilities. When we are constantly on the go, it’s very easy to forget to stop and smell the roses. Being mindful of your breathing, your body, and the sounds around you can help you to find a Zen-like state. This can make you more aware of your surroundings, which can go a long way in reminding you who you are and what you value. Sometimes, we need to be reminded that we have room in our lives for self-care, which includes things like taking a break from social media, spending time with loved ones, eating a healthy meal, or getting some sleep.
Connect with the things that make you feel healthy and strong
Your relationships with others, your connection to your environment, and your connection to your body are all important to feel grounded and “in tune” with who you are. When you are connected to the things that make you feel healthy and strong, you are more likely to be present in your life. Healthy relationships can help you to be present and less likely to get carried away with negative thoughts and feelings. They can also help you to be more patient and tolerant, which can help you to be a more loving and compassionate person. Healthy relationships can be with people, places, things, ideas, or philosophies. For example, you might connect with your values, principles, beliefs, goals, or interests when you connect with something you love or have a passion for.
Ask yourself why you matter
We all can positively impact the people and things around us. When you are confident in why you matter, you are more kind, patient, and loving to yourself and those around you.
For many people, cultivating a sense of self-worth and a connection to your core self begins with cultivating a feeling of self-worth. Being grounded and present in your life is about being aware of why you matter; mindfulness and meditation are strong connectors to the moment. When you are reminded of why you matter, you are more likely to stay centered and stay focused on your true purpose. When someone feels like they don’t “count” or matter, they are more likely to feel frustrated and overwhelmed by their lives. Someone who is disconnected from their true self-worth, is more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. To be a more loving and purposeful person, you need to cultivate a feeling of self-worth. Affirmations, journaling, active living, hobbies are all positive ways to cultivate a healthy sense of self that is the foundation of why you matter.
Review your values and find your core principles
Values are morals, ethics, principles, or beliefs that govern your life. When you take the time to reflect on what you value, and why you value them, you can better understand the true meaning of your core principles. When you are focused on your core principles, you are less likely to stray from them. When you are more grounded and centered in your core principles, you are more likely to stay true to who you are and what you stand for.
Understand what makes you feel valued and loved.
When you feel valued and loved, you will likely be more patient, kind, and compassionate towards yourself and those around you. Feeling valued and loved is a powerful way to stay grounded,
centered, and in tune with who you are as a person. Try old things that you used to enjoy and try new things and strive to keep your mind on the task of the moment.
When we lose sight of who we are, we lose touch with our values, principles, and beliefs. When you feel like your life is passing you by, it may be time for you to reconnect with yourself. Remember that you are special, unique, and worthy of a joyful life filled with your dreams and your inner alignment to your core values represents your path to honoring you in the life you live.
This article was written by Nita Kruger of Infinity Nation. There is no journey as important as the one of self discovery to your best life. Build your self worth and align to your core values in our upcoming Alignment Within six lesson program launching February 15, 2023. This core opportunity will help you build the healthiest you and move you toward the life of your dreams.