It’s a not so funny thing when one is unable to discern between good treatment and bad treatment. Sometimes people have a hard time valuing themselves. It’s not easy but it’s something that each and every one of us needs to do. When you value and love yourself, you tend to have a spidey sense when it comes to maltreatment. The hairs on the back of your neck start to stand or you get a feeling in your gut. “Nah, something is not right.”
Valuing yourself is all about knowing yourself and loving who you see – warts and all. Knowing that you are special, unique, lovable and irreplaceable. I believe when you love yourself you won’t put up with, fall for, accept or condone being treated poorly. You value yourself for all of the wonderful, inspiring and beautiful things about yourself. Now, I am not talking about conceit. I am talking about having a healthy love of YOU – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Loving yourself enough to walk away from people, places and things that aren’t good for you. Valuing yourself is recognizing when people are giving you crumbs when in essence you deserve the entire cookie. And being strong enough to say “I deserve more.” And being even stronger to walk away if they don’t.
It took me awhile to get to this point in my life. I had quite a bit of childhood trauma to overcome but when I did I recognized my worth. And boy oh boy did things change.
So, remember, you are priceless and deserve nothing but the best that life and people have to offer. Don’t settle for anything less.